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Nigeria News: US Military To Boko Haram Front Line? Advisers Could Move Into Restive Northeast

ICC Note: The United States may be ramping up its assistance to bring an end to the greatest threat to the persecuted Church in Nigeria: Boko Haram. The New York Times reported Thursday that military brass in the U.S. have a plan to increase the number of non-combatant military advisers to the front lines of […]

9 famous Jews who attended a Jewish summer camp

Clockwise from top left: Seth Rogen, Matisyahu, Ralph Lauren and Sheryl Sandberg all went to Jewish camp. Overnight Jewish camp has been credited with doing a lot of good — from fostering Jewish identity to teaching young Jews how to dominate Color War. But is it a proving ground for future stardom? Perhaps. Below, we […]

NY college to start graduation earlier to accommodate Shabbat

(JTA) — A New York college has made the time of its graduation ceremony earlier so that it does not conflict with the Jewish Sabbath. Baruch College, part of the City University of New York system, announced Friday that it would move up its May 27 commencement exercises by an hour to accommodate its Jewish […]

ADL to provide Donald Trump, all presidential candidates info on extremists like Duke

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League said it will provide all presidential candidates with information on extremists and hate groups following Donald Trump’s admission that he didn’t know anything about former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. In a statement Sunday afternoon, the ADL said its Center on Extremism, which monitors and exposes extremists and hate […]

Ramah camps a bright spot for Conservative movement, but 9 of 10 kids don’t go

Judaism infuses everything at Ramah camps, from sports to art to the dining hall, campers and staff say. (Uriel Heilman) WINGDALE, N.Y. (JTA) – The sky is clearing after a damp morning at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and kids are emerging from their cluttered bunks. An impromptu Frisbee game breaks out on the lawn, […]

PA rejects Iranian funds for families of Palestinian terrorists

(JTA) — The Palestinian Authority rejected an announcement by Iran saying the Islamic Republic would pay thousands of dollars to families of Palestinians killed while carrying out terror attacks against Israelis. Financial assistance to such families is the purview of the Palestinian Authority, Nabil Abu Rudeina, spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, reportedly said […]

Israel Police officer seriously injured in possible car-ramming attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israel Police officer was seriously injured in what may have been a car-ramming attack. The hit-and-run occurred Sunday evening in Nazareth, in northern Israel. Police said the officer signaled to a car to pull over and stop, but instead the vehicle sped up and hit him before fleeing the scene. An unidentified […]

Palestinian teen killed during alleged attack on Israeli soldiers reportedly was US citizen

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian teen shot dead as he allegedly attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint reportedly had dual American citizenship. Mahmoud Muhammad Ali Shaalan, 17, of Ramallah was killed Friday near the West Bank settlement of Beit El. An unnamed Palestinian official said he had American citizenship, according to […]

Court tosses conviction of Arab-American for covering up terrorist past

(JTA) — A U.S. appeals court has vacated the conviction of a Palestinian-American for covering up her conviction and imprisonment in Israel for bombing attacks when she applied for U.S. citizenship. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Appellate Court in Cincinnati on Feb. 25 overturned the conviction of Rasmieh Odeh, 68, an associate […]

Trump disavows ex-KKK head David Duke for 2nd time following refusal

Donald Trump speaking at a caucus night watch party in Las Vegas, Feb. 23, 2016. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) (JTA) — Donald Trump disavowed, then refused to disavow, then disavowed again an endorsement by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. Trump disavowed Duke on Sunday afternoon, for the second time, after refusing to do […]

Palestinian hunger striker ends protest on 93rd day

JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Palestinian journalist ended a 93-day hunger strike to protest being held in administrative detention by Israel. Muhammad al-Qiq, 33, agreed Friday to end his hunger strike in exchange for being released from the detention in May rather than June, with no extension of the administrative detention. His request to be treated at […]

Iranian official accuses moderates of working with West

Iran’s judiciary chief claims reformists are working with American and English media outlets against hardliners.

Trump’s rivals blast him over former KKK leader’s endorsement

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz blast Trump for stuttering on David Duke’s endorsement. Sanders weighs in as well.

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Israel reconsidering 2008 purchase of U.S. jets

Cabinet mulls cancelling acquisition of flawed fighter-jet rejected by most NATO air forces.

High Court approves demolition of terrorist’s home

High Court rejects petition by the family of the terrorist who killed Binyamin Ya’akobovitz in a car ramming attack near Hevron.

Canada meets deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada meets its self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February.

Alabama Senator endorses Trump

Senator Jeff Sessions becomes the first senator to endorse billionaire Donald Trump for president.

Baghdad double suicide bombing kills 70

Bombing in a Shiite district of Baghdad is claimed by ISIS, which also attacked an army position in Abu Ghraib.

Iran to compensate victims of 1997 Jerusalem terror attack

San Diego court rules Iran supported 1997 attack in Jerusalem’s Ben Yehuda Street, will compensate victims.

Nationalist rapper threatened, denied gun

Right-wing icon Hatzel has been receiving death threats and his car has been vandalized.

Director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem steps aside

Police officer run over in Nazareth

Revolutionary Guards: poll winners will shield Iran independence

Border Policewoman lightly wounded as rioters throw stones, firebombs

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