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Ukraine’s Jewish Leaders Celebrate Electoral Defeat Of Far Right

05/28/2014
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Jewish leaders in Ukraine expressed satisfaction with the poor showing of ultranationalist candidates in the country’s presidential elections and the victory by oligarch Viktor Poroshenko.

Borscht Belt Resort Kutsher’s To Face Wrecking Ball

05/21/2014
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Kutsher’s, the fabled Catskills resort hotel, is set to be demolished later this month.

The 1,300-acre property near Monticello, N.Y., was sold last year for $8.18 million to Veria Lifestyle Inc., which plans to turn it into a health and wellness resort. The buildings will be demolished in the next week or two, according to the Times Herald-Record.

N.Y. Cabbie Suspended For Swastika Armband

05/21/2014
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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission suspended a driver for a month for wearing a swastika armband.

The Anti-Defamation League’s New York regional office, which brought the complaint against the cabbie, praised the suspension.

Slew Of Anti-Semitic Tweets Greet Maccabi Tel Aviv Title

05/21/2014
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Nearly 20,000 anti-Semitic tweets in Spanish followed Maccabi Tel Aviv’s victory over Real Madrid in the Euroleague basketball championships, Catalonian Jewish organizations said.

Borscht Belt Resort Kutsher’s To Face Wrecking Ball

05/16/2014
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Kutsher’s, the fabled Catskills resort hotel, is set to be demolished later this month.

The 1,300-acre property near Monticello, N.Y., was sold last year for $8.18 million to Veria Lifestyle Inc., which plans to turn it into a health and wellness resort. Pre-demolition work already has begun with the clearing of trees and brush, and the buildings will be demolished in the next week or two, according to the Times Herald-Record.

Israel Withholds P.A. Tax Revenue, Restricts Banking

05/16/2014
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Israel barred Palestinian banks from making shekel deposits in Israeli banks and will run Palestinian electricity at half-strength for an hour each day.

Ukrainian Jewish Leaders: Chaos In East Driving Immigration To Israel

05/16/2014
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Chaos and criminal activity in eastern Ukraine are causing anxiety and increased emigration by Ukrainian Jews, according to Ukrainian Jewish leaders.

Jill Abramson Out As New York Times Editor

05/14/2014
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Abramson, the first woman but hardly the first Jew to hold the top editorial position at the paper, lasted less than three years. The Times did not explain the reason for her departure. She will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the  managing editor.

New York Adjusts Candidate Petition Dates For Shavuot

05/14/2014
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New York State moved up the launch of petition drives for primary candidates because the original date fell during Shavuot.

Danny Glover Among Protesters Of Documentary’s Screening In Tel Aviv

05/14/2014
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 Danny Glover and others featured in a documentary about a 98-year-old Asian-American activist are protesting the film’s screening at a Tel Aviv film festival.

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