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After Twitter data release, examining how Europe and U.S. define and police online anti-Semitism

Twitter [has] agreed to release data identifying users to French authorities in response to a January ruling by a French court regarding anti-Semitic tweets posted last October under the hashtag... Full story


Israel leads the world in blindness prevention

A new study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology shows that rates of preventable blindness in Israel have been cut by more than half over the last decade, from 33.8 cases of blindness... Full story

 By Rashad Hussain    News    July 26, 2013

Countering anti-Semitism in the month of Ramadan

WASHINGTON (JTA)—During Ramadan, Muslim communities around the world experience a month of fasting, devotion and increased consciousness of their faith. They also remember those who are suffering around the world and seek an end to the forces of... Full story


Katzenberg: Mogul on a mission

First of a three-part series. My big mistake, upon arriving at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s office, is that I didn’t bring my ballet slippers. But no one really told me about the choreography of a visit... Full story

 By Diana Atallah    News    July 26, 2013

Activists want Palestinians not to shop in Israel during Ramadan

RAMALLAH—Palestinians are torn between being happy that many have received permits to visit Jerusalem and Israel during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan (July 8-Aug. 7), and being concerned for the West Bank shops which will lose a great deal of... Full story


The Holocaust messenger who confronted FDR

Seventy years ago this month, on July 28, an eyewitness to the Nazi atrocities against Europe’s Jews brought the horrifying news directly to the most powerful man on earth. It was the moment that... Full story


FoodTrip in Jerusalem offers kosher-hallal delicacies

JERUSALEM—Several dozen Israelis – families, singles, religious, secular—sit on small rattan stools on Prophet’s Street in Jerusalem scooping up gado-gado with chopsticks. Gado-gado, for the uninitiated, is a vegetable-noodle dish with a... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 26, 2013

Israel reacts strongly to new EU guidelines that may change little on ground

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—The intensity with which Israel reacted last week to new European guidelines prohibiting support for projects based in disputed territories surprised not only EU diplomats,... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    July 26, 2013

With big plans, Beersheva is hoping to bloom in the Negev

BEERSHEVA, Israel (JTA)—In four years, it’s slated to be bigger than New York’s Central Park and consist of open fields, a sports complex, and a lake and a river filled with recycled water.... Full story


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