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Israeli Terrorism Expert: New Beirut Blast Further Tie To Syria Civil War

01/02/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A car bomb exploded in Hezbollah’s southern Beirut stronghold yesterday, reportedly killing five and injuring at least 20 in what an Israeli terrorism expert said is further evidence that the civil war in Syria is spilling over into Lebanon.

Wiesenthal Center Lists Top 10 Anti-Jewish Slurs Of 2013

01/01/2014 - 19:00

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is number one on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs.

Referring to Israel as the “rabid dog in the region,” Khamenei also said: “Its leaders look like beasts and cannot be called human,” according to the list released on Tuesday.

Split Over Tactics As Pollard Drive Heats Up

Link convicted spy to peace talks? Leaders divided on way forward after clemency fails.

12/30/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

After President Barack Obama again refused to include imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard on his Christmas clemency list, supporters of Pollard’s release are conflicted on how best to proceed.

Secretary of State John Kerry, here at a memorial service in November for slain Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin. Getty Images

New York Times Polls Hungarians On Anti-Semitism

12/26/2013 - 19:00

The New York Times is conducting a survey of Hungarian Jews to help deepen its coverage of anti-Semitism in that country.

The survey, published online Tuesday, asks respondents whether they experienced anti-Semitism and considered emigrating as a result, among other questions.

Groups Urge Full Review Of Nazi Art Trove

Jewish representatives on German task force to help determine rightful heirs of works found in Munich.

12/23/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The Jewish community is appointing three art experts to a 10-member task force being established to learn the rightful owners of a vast trove of paintings found in the Munich home of Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father helped Adolf Hitler sell looted art, The Jewish Week has learned.

Artist Nana Dix, granddaughter of German painter Otto Dix, poses with private photographs in her Munich studio. Getty Images

Chief Rabbi Mirvis Makes Landmark Address To Limmud UK

12/23/2013 - 19:00

COVENTRY, England — Ephraim Mirvis  became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of  prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England.

State Dept. Condemns Tel Aviv Bus Bombing; No Casualties In Attack

12/22/2013 - 19:00

(JTA) — The United States government “strongly” condemned the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv.

“Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable,” read the State Department statement late Sunday night, hours after the public bus exploded in the coastal city of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The bus had originated in Bnei Brak.

Police and rescue personnel at the scene of an explosion evacuated passenger bus in Bat Yam. Gideon Markowitz/Flash 90

WJC In Turmoil As Charges Fly

09/09/2004 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

An internal dispute among the top leaders of the World Jewish Congress centered on power, personality and politics is threatening to implode the venerable organization amid calls for resignations and threats of lawsuits.

Bronfman Backlash

08/07/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Are well-known presidents of major Jewish organizations ever free to speak out as private citizens on controversial issues concerning Israel?

That was the question being debated this week after Edgar N. Bronfman, Sr., president of the World Jewish Congress, wrote to President George W. Bush expressing his views on the peace process. His letter was co-signed by former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.

Bronfman and Eagleburger called on Bush to continue to "urge both sides to take the necessary steps to create stability and momentum in the peace process."

Edgar Bronfman, Major Jewish Philanthropist, Dies At 84

12/21/2013 - 19:00

Edgar Bronfman, the billionaire former beverage magnate and leading Jewish philanthropist, died Saturday at the age of 84.

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