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August 26, 2011  RSS feed
World News

Jewish groups to get $15 million in security grants

NEW YORK (JTA) – The U.S. Homeland Security Department will provide about $15 million in grants to Jewish communal organizations and institutions considered vulnerable to attack.  Since its inception in 2005, $118 million has been distributed to non profits to help fund video surveillance, blast-proof windows and promote security-related preparedness.   More...

Jerusalem-born Americans suing to have ‘Israel’ added to passports gain support from national Jewish groups

American Jewish groups have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Jerusalem-born American citizens to have their birthplace listed as Israel on their birth certificates and passports.  More...

Al Sharpton apologizes over Crown Heights riots; gets MSNBC host job

NEW YORK (JTA) — MSNBC chose Rev. Al Sharpton to be its permanent news host for the channel's 6 P.M. slot, for a program to be called "PoliticsNation."  Sharpton underwent a twomonth tryout and will become the network's only African-American host.  More...

Jerusalem light rail takes maiden voyage

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A longawaited light rail system in Jerusalem carried its first travelers after years of delay.  The train took its inaugural trip Aug. 19, traveling a 8.5-mile route from Mount Herzl in West Jerusalem, passing through eastern Jerusalem end in Pisgat Ze’ev.   More...

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