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  • Space center dedicated in Arab-Israeli city drops Ramon’s name

    JTA

    October 24, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    A space center that opened in the Arab-Israeli city of Taybeh was not named for the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon following opposition from city residents.

    The Taybeh Space Center was dedicated Tuesday. It was to be called the Ilan Ramon Space Center. Instead, under the name...

  • ‘Dead Jew’ is newest anti-Semitic phrase on French Twitter

    JTA

    October 22, 2012 | 9:37 am

    Hundreds of French Twitter users wrote the phrase “a dead Jew” on Twitter after the company removed some anti-Semitic content.

    Twitter agreed to pull anti-Semitic materials offline on Oct. 19 after the Union of French Jewish Students threatened legal action. During that week, a...

  • Facebook removes Hezbollah page

    JTA

    October 18, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    Facebook removed pages for Hezbollah, its affiliated Al-Manar television station and its leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah.

    It is the second time that the social networking site has removed pages for the Lebanon-based Hezbollah; the first time was in August, but the group created new pages.

    The Middle East Media Research Institute had reported on the original and new pages.

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  • ‘Good Jew’ hashtag is third most popular on French Twitter

    JTA

    October 15, 2012 | 10:06 am

    A French nonprofit said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users following an explosion of French-language anti-Semitic messages.

    SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, made the statement on its website after the phrase UnBonJuif on...

  • Two American economists win Nobel Prize

    JTA

    October 15, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley, American economists with ties to Israeli universities, won the Nobel Prize for economics.

    The professors won the prize, called the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, for their research in how to make economic markets work better by more...

  • Jewish economist Alvin Roth ‘surprised,’ ‘delighted’ by Nobel Prize

    by Edward Krudy, Reuters

    October 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    U.S. economist Alvin Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics on Monday with colleague Lloyd Shapley, was "surprised" and "delighted" when he got the midnight call at his California home telling him he had won.

    "I am having my first sip of coffee right now," said Roth,...

  • Jewish doctor from New York co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    JTA

    October 10, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Brian K. Kobilka, a researcher at California’s Stanford University.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 went to the scientists for “groundbreaking...

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