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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 »

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Polish Jews split over plan to exhume massacre victims
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
October 2, 2014

In September 1941, a group of villagers wielding axes and other tools descended upon the homes of their Jewish neighbors and murdered every last one, according to testimonies gathered by Holocaust scholars. Not much else is known about the massacre in Wasosz, a village 100 miles east of Warsaw, including basics such as the number CONTINUE »

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Arab Bank held liable for supporting Hamas
BY Batya Ungar-Sargon/JTA
October 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Following a five-week landmark civil trial and two days of deliberation, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank liable of knowingly supporting terrorism in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to the U.S. District Court ruling on Sept. 22, the Jordan-based bank provided material support to Hamas — backing that helped CONTINUE »