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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.

Poster For Anne Frank Play Defaced In Dutch Town

05/14/2014
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A poster for a play on the life of Anne Frank was defaced with anti-Semitic symbols, prompting calls for a parliamentary inquiry.

Ehud Olmert Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Bribery Conviction

05/14/2014
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison for accepting bribes in the real estate scam known as the “Holyland affair.”

Rabbi, 3 Others Indicted In $12.4 Million Theft Of N.Y. Special Ed Funds

05/14/2014
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Four New York men, including a rabbi, were indicted for allegedly stealing more than $12.4 million in funding intended for children with disabilities.

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Sterling Apologizes In First Interview Since Racist Rant

05/12/2014
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Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life from the NBA for making racist comments, publicly apologized in his first interview since the remarks were made public.

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