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Newton North High School in Newton, Mass. The Newton school district has been beset by accusations of anti-Israel bias in its school curriculum. Credit: Newton North High School via Facebook.

How anti-Israel bias in a Boston suburb’s public schools is a case study of...

Over the past decade, the Boston suburb of Newton has been beset by controversy over how the conflict in the Middle East is being taught in its public schools. The concern over anti-Israel bias in...
Pantry Packers is one charity associated with a new online initiative that fosters giving tzedakah on a daily basis. Credit: DailyGiving.org.

Boosting online Jewish philanthropy, one dollar and one day at a time

A new online initiative has been launched to make the positive commandment of charitable giving easier and more accessible. Titled Daily Giving, it was inspired by a well-known Jewish principle that one should endeavor to give...
The Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Poll: Most Israelis think legal system biased in favor of left

Much of the Israeli public believes that the legal system is biased, shows a poll commissioned by the Movement for Governability and Democracy, an organization that advocates for a strong separation of powers and...

U.S. focusing on Iran as major adversary

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress and the presidents alike have had no sustained policy review to establish militarily achievable objectives, coherent political goals, or even a workable definition of “the enemy”...
Protests in Iran have been prompted by economic woes and social issues nationwide, June 2018. Credit: Wiki Buzz News.

Report: Hezbollah terror group in midst of deep economic crisis

Are U.S. sanctions beginning to have an impact on Hezbollah? Sky News Arabia has reported that the Shi’ite terrorist organization has postponed a number of payments, including to Hezbollah members as a result of...
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Gantz’s first speech gives him huge boost in election polls

The first campaign speech by former Israel Defense Forces’ chief and Israel Resilience party leader Benny Gantz has given Gantz an enormous boost, polls published on Wednesday show. According to a polls by Hadashot 12 News, Israel...
Israeli Yesh Atid Party leader Yair Lapid speaks in Netanya n March 19, 2017. Credit: Flash90.

Lapid denies leaked Yesh Atid threat of political ‘hit’ on Gantz

Yesh Atid, which dropped in election polls this week following former Israel Defense Forces’ chief Benny Gantz’s debut campaign speech on Tuesday, is under pressure and trying to let Gantz know that Yesh Atid leader Yair...
Part of the barbed wire surrounding the former Buchenwald camp. Credit: Lars K Jensen/Flickr.

Outrage ensues over sausage-museum, hotel and theater plans at site of Buchenwald

Plans to build a sausage museum at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald has prompted outrage over Germany’s apparent “lack of historical awareness.” A group called Friends of the Thuringer Bratwurst had...
The Dossin barracks, between Brussels and Antwerp, the antechamber of the death camps. Credit: EJP.

Relatives of victims seek Holocaust compensation from Belgium’s railway

Descendants of Holocaust victims in Belgium are pressing the country’s railway company SNCB to compensate them for its role in the deportations of Jews during the Holocaust, following the examples of France and the...
West Jerusalem Zion Square Bank Hapoalim Automatic teller machines. Credit: Djampa/Wikimedia Commons.

Israel’s largest credit-card firm leaning towards $1 billion IPO, instead of sale

Israel’s largest credit-card business is leaning towards a $1 billion initial public offering, instead of a sale or giving its portion to shareholders. Bank Hapoalim Ltd., Israel’s second-biggest bank, “has been working with Citigroup Inc....

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