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Mazen Adi speaking at the UN.

Rutgers stands behind employment of Assad defender

By Rafael Medoff Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science...

Rabbi Abraham Cooper testifies at the Nov. 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Congress debates definition of anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — Jewish and pro-Israel leaders exchanged heated remarks at a congressional hearing on how to define anti-Semitism. The Nov. 7 hearing of the House...

The scene after the terror attack in Lower Manhattan, Oct. 31, 2017. (Kena Betancur/Getty)

Argentine Jew among NY victims

NEW YORK — Five of the fatalities in the terrorist truck-ramming attack in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 31, were Argentine tourists celebrating the 30th...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signing his state's anti-BDS bill at a Jewish community center in Austin, May 2, 2017.

Anti-BDS laws — buzz saw

WASHINGTON — On May 2, Israel’s Independence Day, Texas state Rep. Phil King stood smiling as Gov. Greg Abbott signed King’s bill banning the state from doing...

Richard Spencer

In Gainesville, Spencer is heckled

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protesters heckled white supremacist leader Richard Spencer as he spoke at the University of Florida. Booing and chants greeted the alt-right...

Surrounded by blackened vegetation, Camp Newman's iconic hillside Jewish star survived.

Camp Newman ravaged by fire

By Rob Gloster, j./via JTA SAN FRANCISCO — Administrators of a Jewish summer camp destroyed by a wildfire in Northern California toured the site for the first time,...

Alan Dershowitz (Wikimedia Commons)

Berkeley tried to block pro-Israel talk by Alan Dershowitz

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California) — Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said he will speak at the University of California, Berkeley,...

Eli Rowe, second from left, with members of his volunteer aid team in front of the airplane that was donated to make the trip to San Juan, Sept. 25, 2017.

Jewish aid mission to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — After he managed to bribe three van drivers to load their vehicles with aid supplies and drive him and his crew from the San Juan airport, Eli Rowe felt his...

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin speaking at the opening of the team’s new training center. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty)

New Yorker revives Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — When Peter Feigin took over as president of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, he pledged that the long-beleaguered NBA team would become one of the most...

Melissa Landa, center in blue shirt, with some of her students.

Fired for pro-Israel activism?

BALTIMORE — Days after joining a pro-Israel group, Melissa Landa knew something had gone wrong: She said her mentor stopped working with her, pulling out of a...