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  • A statement from UCLA’s chancellor on recent incidents of bias

    4 days ago

    To the Campus Community:

    I have been troubled by recent incidents of bias on campuses across our nation. Sadly, UCLA is not immune to these occurrences.

    At a recent Undergraduate Students Association Council meeting, a few council members unfairly questioned the fitness of a...

  • Jewish dealers’ heirs turn to U.S. to recover German art trove

    4 days ago

    The heirs of Jewish art dealers who say their families were forced to sell the Nazis a trove of medieval church treasure worth some $250 million today have turned to a U.S. court to reclaim it, after failing in their attempts in Germany.

    The collection, known as the Guelph...

  • Doing downward dog in Ramallah

    4 days ago

    Inhale your arms up into warrior one. Exhale and extend your arms into warrior two.

    I followed the instructor’s soft but firm voice as she led me and five other women through the yoga poses, and the deep breathing helped to calm my nerves. The large tiled room was gently lit...

  • How much does it cost to watch a suspected militant? Lots.

    4 days ago

    In 2011, U.S. intelligence informed French authorities that a French citizen had slipped into Yemen, probably for terrorist training. In November, the French security services placed the man, Said Kouachi, under surveillance. They wiretapped his mobile phone, as well as that of his...

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  • Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    4 days ago

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.

    The Senate received Obama's veto message and Senate Majority...

  • Germany sued for return of medieval collection sold to Nazis

    4 days ago

    The heirs of four Jewish art collectors filed suit against Germany to regain a medieval gold treasure they claim was forcibly sold to the Nazis in 1935.

    Alan Phillip and Gerald Stiebel filed their claim on Monday against Germany and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in...

  • Obama should send high-level rep to AIPAC conference

    4 days ago

     The Obama administration reportedly will not be sending a senior representative to address next week’s annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    Snubbing AIPAC will help lock in the caricature of a president who dislikes Israel and disrespects the...

  • Argentine spy at center of Nisman case accused of smuggling

    4 days ago

    The Argentine spy at the center of a scandal over last month's death of a state prosecutor was accused on Tuesday of importing tonnes of contraband merchandise during his final years as head of the country's counterintelligence office.

    Antonio Stiuso was forced out of the SI...

  • More than half of U.S. Jewish college students encountered anti-Semitism

    4 days ago

    More than half of today’s American Jewish college students have witnessed or experienced an anti-Semitic incident, according to a new study.

    Some 54 percent of the participants in the survey released Monday by the Louis D. Brandeis Center and Trinity College said they had...

  • Palestinian, 19, killed in refugee camp clashes with IDF

    4 days ago

    A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli troops at a refugee camp near Bethlehem.

    Jihad Shehada al-Jaafari, 19, was shot early Wednesday morning when Israeli soldiers opened fire in the Deheishe camp after Palestinian rioters had thrown rocks and...

  • Kerry appears to take swipe at Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks

    4 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying critics of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran did not know what they were talking about.

    Speaking to senators, Kerry also said he expected to know soon whether...

  • New Zealand appoints separate envoys to Israel, P.A.

    4 days ago

    New Zealand appointed separate envoys to Israel and the Palestinian Authority six months after rejecting a new ambassador because he was responsible for both entities.

    Jim McLay, New Zealand’s representative at the United Nations in New York, was appointed Friday the special...

  • Q&A with David Cronenberg: ‘Maps to the Stars,’ Julianne Moore and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    4 days ago

    Director David Cronenberg has always made a point of staying outside of the American film industry. But his newest film, Maps to the Stars (opening February 27th) dives headfirst into Hollywood, in all its glory and grossness. The product of a long-developing collaboration with Los...

  • Sony Pictures taps Tom Rothman to run motion picture group

    4 days ago

    Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday named long-time industry executive Tom Rothman as chairman of its motion picture group after Amy Pascal leaves the post in the wake of embarrassing emails.

    [RELATED: Amy Pascal gets a graceful exit]

    Rothman, 60, has been chairman of...

  • Kerry: Russia is lying when it denies its troops are in Ukraine

    4 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Russia was lying when it said there are no Russian troops or equipment in Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government troops.

    Fighting has abated in eastern Ukraine in recent days, raising hope that a ceasefire that...

  • White House: U.S. not negotiating 10-year nuclear deal with Iran

    4 days ago

    Reports that the United States was negotiating a 10-year nuclear deal with Iran are not true, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.

    The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States and Iran were exploring the option of a 10-year nuclear freeze as part of talks over Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Netanyahu’s main challenger to focus on his own security credentials

    4 days ago

    Battling Benjamin Netanyahu's accusations that he is soft on national security, the Israeli prime minister's main election rival said on Tuesday he would boost efforts to focus voters on his own military and strategic credentials.

    Isaac Herzog, who heads the center-left Zionist...

  • Al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists urge attacks on ‘American or Jewish’ malls

    4 days ago

    A threat on “American or Jewish” shopping centers by the terrorist group responsible for the deadly 2013 attack on a Kenya mall has the U.S. security apparatus calling on the public to be vigilant.

    Al-Shabab, a Somali group affiliated with al-Qaida, posted a video over the...

  • On foreign policy, Jeb Bush navigates between brother and father

    4 days ago

    As clearly as Jeb Bush has stated that he does not want his foreign policy chops assessed against that of his brother — or his father — his choice in advisers has only made things murkier.

    Of 21 advisers to the former Florida governor and putative presidential candidate named...

  • Kerry says will know soon if U.S., Iran can reach nuclear deal

    4 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected to know soon whether Iran is willing to agree to a nuclear deal, and he appeared to take a swipe at Israel's prime minister over the issue.

    "We expect to know soon whether or not Iran is willing to put together an...

  • Southern California commuter train, truck collide, 50 hurt

    4 days ago

    UPDATED 2:11pm:

    A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a produce truck apparently stuck on the tracks in a Southern California city during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, injuring 50 people in a fiery crash, several of them critically, authorities said.

    The truck...

  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 from Christian villages

    4 days ago

    UPDATE: Islamic State abducts at least 150 Christians


    Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday.

    The British-based Syrian Observatory for...

  • U.S. Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

    4 days ago

    Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting...

  • What’s behind the reported high level of anti-Semitism on American campuses

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    Defining a particular incident or event as an instance or case of anti-Semitism is open to interpretation and discussion,” Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar write in a new study titled “National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014: Anti-Semitism Report.”...

  • Copenhagen police forbid ‘peace ring’ at attacked synagogue

    5 days ago

    Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.

    Police cited security concerns for rejecting the request by organizers, according to Danish media reports.

    “We have chosen to say no because of a...

  • Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

    5 days ago

    Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting...

  • Scientific proof that writing will change your life

    By Ellie Herman

    5 days ago

    I am generally skeptical of scientific studies that measure qualities once regarded as ineffable, like happiness, but I was actually very excited to see the other day that recent studies have proved what writers have long known in that most unscientific part of ourselves, our...

  • #JewHaters posters at UCLA liken pro-Palestinian student group to Hamas executioners

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    Posters linking the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with Hamas – the Islamist terror group that controls the Gaza Strip – were spotted Sunday at several locations around UCLA. The posters also appeared at other campuses nationally. At UCLA, campus police and...

  • Santorum, Jindal to join conservative Christian tour of Israel

    5 days ago

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, both likely Republican presidential candidates, will join a conservative Christian tour to Israel this fall.

    The tour to Israel sponsored by the Family Research Council, a conservative policy and lobbying...

  • MUNI anti-Israel bus ads sponsors’ pro-terror and antisemitic links

    5 days ago

    Once again in San Francisco, city buses are sporting anti-Israel banners. This time they boldly state: “ISRAEL’S WAR CRIMES – Your Tax Dollars at Work.”  These ads are the products of two sponsors, Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) and “NoTaxDollarsToIsrael.com”.

    This...

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