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October 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration does not concur with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s characterization of the United Nations Human Rights Council as a “terrorist rights council.” “We would not agree with that,” Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, told reporters when asked about what Netanyahu said in his address to the U.N. General Assembly. CONTINUE »

October 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The United States has resumed delivery of Hellfire missiles to Israel. “The first shipment has been delivered to Israel and the second shipment will be delivered early in October,” Cmdr. Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said on Monday. The interruption of delivery of the weapons during Israel’s conflict with Hamas in the Gaza CONTINUE »

October 2, 2014

Loyola University Chicago suspended and subsequently reinstated its chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. The action followed an anti-Israel protest this month by the SJP chapter that blocked an event promoting Birthright Israel. According to a statement released by Loyola, the university informed the chapter on Sept. 19 that it was “temporarily prevented from CONTINUE »

October 2, 2014

JERUSALEM — Police in Israel are investigating the death of a Jewish construction worker in Petach Tikvah as a terror attack. Nathaniel Roi Arami, 26, fell 11 stories from the side of a high-rise building where he was doing exterior work when both of his rappelling cables snapped in an incident on Sept. 16. His CONTINUE »

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France’s National Front gains among Jews with tough stance on Arab anti-Semitism
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
October 2, 2014

From the window of his Paris home, Michel Ciardi can see into the waiting room of a government welfare agency, where a predominantly Arab and African crowd awaits government checks. A former communist, Ciardi once believed the scene at the agency was a necessary element of French efforts to help integrate new immigrants. But that CONTINUE »