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December 2, 2011  RSS feed
World News

Israel releases $100 million in withheld PA funds

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel released $100 million in tax funds it had withheld from the Palestinian Authority.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Nov. 30, the handover of the money, the transfer of which had been frozen on Nov. 1 in response to the Palestinians’ recognition as a state by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural and scientific agency.  More...

Statue in Philadelphia honors first Jewish commodore

PHILADELPHIA —Uriah P. Levy, the first Jewish commodore of the U.S. Navy, was one for voyages. His first came in 1802, at the age of 10, when he offered his services to the captain of the USS New Jerusalem, stipulating that he be returned to Philadelphia in time for his bar mitzvah at Congregation Mikveh Israel, then less than a century old.  More...

Ohio family sues school for anti-Semitism, bullying

NEW YORK (JTA) – The family of a 14-year-old Ohio girl is suing school officials in the state for allowing bullying and anti-Semitic attacks aimed at their daughter.  More...

Canada issues Chanukah stamps

TORONTO (JTA) – Canada’s post office has issued two Chanukah themed stamps. One features a lit menorah and the other depicts a dreidel. Both stamps include the greeting “Happy Chanukah” in English and French. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs worked with Canada Post in reviewing the designs.  More...

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