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White House: No Social Security For Nazis

10/22/2014
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Nazi war criminals should not be receiving Social Security benefits, a White House spokesman said.

Bibi Reportedly Pulls Backing For Conversion Bill

10/22/2014
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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has withdrawn his support for a bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions.

Historic Buffalo Synagogue Demolished Despite Demonstrators

10/15/2014
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 The oldest synagogue in Buffalo was demolished despite the efforts of two demonstrators who chained themselves to a pillar in the building.

Nablus-area Mosque Torched In Suspected ‘Price tag’ Attack

10/15/2014
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A mosque near Nablus was damaged in a fire and vandalized in an attack that area residents blamed on Jewish extremists.

British Palestine Motion Undermines Peace, Israeli Embassy Says

10/15/2014
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Israel’s embassy in London condemned the British Parliament’s symbolic vote for recognizing Palestinian statehood as undermining peace efforts.

Lead Witness Against Julius And Ethel Rosenberg Dies

10/15/2014
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The lead witness against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg died in July at 92.

The death of David Greenglass, who was Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, was not immediately reported because he was living under an assumed name and his family did not publicize his passing.

N.Y. Officials, Jewish Leaders Condemn Brooklyn Attacks

10/15/2014
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Religious leaders and elected officials in New York City denounced two recent attacks in Brooklyn — against a deli and a JCC executive.

Penn State Students Sentenced For Vandalizing Jewish Frat

10/13/2014
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Two Penn State students who pleaded guilty to spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on a mostly Jewish fraternity house were sentenced to community service and probation.

Women Of The Wall Bus Ads Promoting Bat Mitzvahs At Kotel

10/13/2014
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Jerusalem — Women of the Wall launched an ad campaign on public buses in Jerusalem to promote bat mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall.

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