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Vicki Almond (center, red jacket) announced that she will run again for County Councilwoman, District 2.
Source: David Stuck
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 29, 2013

At an upscale event at the DoubleTree Pikesville, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond told a crowd of hundreds that she will again run to head up District 2. After speeches by multiple public officials, including one by Sen. Ben Cardin, Almond said she is running again because she cares about the community. “I am out CONTINUE »

David and Yaron Friedman, holding a picture of Guy, a relative that was murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
Source: Tazpit News Agency
3,000 demonstrators, terror victim families demonstrate at Ofer prison, near Ramallah
BY Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
October 29, 2013

  Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners – all convicted of murdering Israelis – in the second stage of confidence-building measures led by Washington for the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. At least 3,000 people demonstrated, chanting “Jewish blood is not cheap.” CONTINUE »

Lou Reed dies at 71.
Musician Lou Reed dies at 71
BY Marc Shapiro
October 28, 2013

  Musician and guitarist Lou Reed, the front-man for the band Velvet Underground, as well as a solo artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed, who was born to a Jewish family, was 71. He had a liver transplant last year after years of alcohol and drug abuse. A cause of death was not made public. Reed, CONTINUE »

October 28, 2013

A former JTA president, an LGBT activist and a member of the AIPAC national council were named to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Obama on Thursday named Elisa Spungen Bildner, John Farahi and Dana Perlman to the council, which oversees the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Bildner, a past JTA president, is a CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
October 28, 2013

Five Jews were hospitalized after being beaten in what was described by an Australian Jewish leader as the worst incident of anti-Semitic violence in Sydney in many years. Eight males, mostly teenagers, reportedly taunted the religious Jews — four from the Behar family — with slurs as they were walking home in suburban Bondi from CONTINUE »