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Israeli software and data security giant Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. alerted Google over the weekend to porn-related malware in at least 63 game apps on Google’s Play Store, prompting the US tech company to remove the games, many of which were for children. Check Point published a report on Friday announcing its discovery of the malicious code, dubbed “AdultSwine” which the...
Jim Klutznick, the chairman of the liberal Zionist group Americans for Peace Now (and a political player in Chicago and an early Obama supporter), yesterday dismissed the idea of a one-state outcome in Israel and Palestine because Israelis will never accept Palestinians as equals. Klutznick responded to Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, who said during a Peace Now podcast, that the “major driver” for Palestinian...
A liberal Orthodox Jewish day school in New York City has launched an investigation after a former assistant principal was accused of sexually abusing a student in the 1970s. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy in the Bronx, known as SAR, informed its community of the investigation in an email Tuesday night. A former student recently emailed the school alleging abuse committed...
Young people who thought they’d missed their chance at a Birthright Israel experience are getting a second kick at the can. Canada-Israel Experience (CIE), which organizes Brithright Israel trips from Canada, announced last December that a new program aimed at people aged 27 to 32 will be launched in 2018, with the first trip anticipated to depart on June 27. Altogether,...
Austria’s new far-right interior minister sparked an outcry Thursday by saying that his government wants to “concentrate” asylum-seekers, employing a word widely associated with Nazi camps. Herbert Kickl told a news conference he wants “basic services centers, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum process in one place.” The comments quickly provoked outrage, with Alexander Pollak, head...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to Chiune Sugihara on Sunday when he visits the two-storey building that housed the consulate where he worked in the Baltic state’s second city Kaunas. Sugihara is thought to be among around 15 diplomats who issued visas for European Jews during the Second World War, and is often called “Japan’s Schindler” — a...
El Nuevo Dia newspaper in Puerto Rico has apologized for a column that speculated about the Jewish power over the island’s future. On Monday, the Spanish-language news outlet published an op-ed by Wilda Rodriguez, titled “What does ‘the Jew’ want with the colony?” The column, which discusses the economic crisis facing the ravaged island, says that it is “the Jews who...
Arkady Wajspapir, a key figure in the 1943 uprising at the Sobibor death camp, died in Kiev at the age of 96. Wajspapir killed at least one Nazi soldier during the uprising — the most bold and daring act by Jewish inmates, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He died on Thursday, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia wrote in...
WHIPPANY, New Jersey (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA) — Alan Sagner, a former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a major benefactor of Jewish and liberal causes and the Democratic Party, died Jan. 3 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 97 years old. A real estate developer and builder by profession, Sagner served as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday will extend waivers on Iran nuclear sanctions, keeping alive the landmark 2015 deal for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle the deal, officials said. Three officials said the waivers will be accompanied by other, targeted sanctions on Iran for human rights abuses and a stern warning that...

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