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BY JTA
May 15, 2014

Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life from the NBA for making racist comments, publicly apologized in his first interview since the remarks were made public. “I’m a good member who made a mistake, and I am apologizing and asking for forgiveness,” Sterling said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that 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 »

The city of Shanghai was home to some 20,000 Jews in the years 
during and immediately following World War II. (Provided)
Memorial program addresses Asia’s Jewish refugees
BY Heather Norris
May 15, 2014

The Jewish refugee history of Shanghai will be the topic of choice at the eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration on Sunday, May 18. “We always think West,” said Rabbi Marvin Tokayer. “We don’t think of Jews being in Bombay or Shanghai.” Tokayer, who spent two years living in CONTINUE »

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Power confronts rights abuses at Holocaust Museum appearance
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
May 15, 2014

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power used a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to call for Americans to confront injustice and genocide throughout the world. “We must confront the problem at its roots by taking a stand against all crimes of hate, all violations of human rights and every assault on CONTINUE »