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BY JTA
May 22, 2014

Nearly 75 percent of thousands of French Jews who participated in a recent survey said they are considering emigrating. The survey, the results of which were released Monday by the Paris-based Siona organization of Sephardic French Jews, encompassed 3,833 respondents from the Jewish community of France, Siona said. Of the 74.2 percent of respondents who CONTINUE »

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After collapse of peace talks, will Israel be forced to take unilateral steps?
BY Sean Savage/JNS.org
May 15, 2014

With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition of a Palestinian state and to isolate Israel internationally. Couple those developments with the Palestinian Fatah movement’s unity pact with the terrorist group Hamas, and Israel is facing a complex new CONTINUE »

BY JNS.org
May 15, 2014

Actor Danny Glover and others featured in “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” lamented the documentary film’s screening at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv and called for a boycott of Israel. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” the CONTINUE »

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With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
BY Ben Sales, JTA
May 15, 2014

TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make Israel only the fourth country — after the United States, Russia and China — to touch down on CONTINUE »

BY JNS.org
May 15, 2014

The author of a Holocaust memoir now proven to be fake was ordered to pay back $22.5 million to the publisher from whom she had won a judgment. Twenty years ago, Misha Defonseca penned “Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years,” which detailed how her parents were deported by Nazis when she was 6 years CONTINUE »