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  • Chabad Committee Formed to Help Rubashkin Defense

    Chabad members formed a committee to support the legal defense of former Agriprocessors manager Sholom Rubashkin. Rubashkin, who managed the now-shuttered kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa, was arrested in late October on charges that he helped illegal immigrants secure fraudulent documentation that permitted them to be employed at Agriprocessors. While free on bond he… More ▸

  • Georgian Refugees Seek Return to Normalcy

    For Jews near the border with South Ossetia, only the smallest gap exists between normalcy and hardship. The unemployment rate in the area has always been high, hovering at about 60 percent, and there is a disproportionate amount of at-risk Jews, elderly and young. As Russian tanks and soldiers poured through the capital of Ossetia… More ▸

  • ADL Blasts Eye-for-eye Article

    The Anti-Defamation League blasted a Jewish weekly for publishing an article that called for the retaliatory killing of Muslim innocents. "The only way to deal with Islamic terrorists is the same way in which they deal with their victims," Lawrence Kulak wrote in an opinion piece titled "The Appropriate Response to Islamic Terror in the… More ▸

  • Jaffa Mosque Defaced

    A mosque near Israel’s Jaffa Port was defaced with graffiti including "Muhammad is a pig" and "Death to Arabs." Muslim worshipers discovered the graffiti Sunday when they arrived that morning for services. Jaffa is a mixed Jewish and Arab city. Sheik Ahmed Abu Ajweh, the head of the Islamic Movement in Jaffa, blamed settlers for… More ▸

  • Direct Israel-brazil Flights Set

    El Al will begin direct flights between Israel and Brazil next year. Three weekly flights will link Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo beginning in April. The Israeli airline alsowill offer connecting flights to various destinations in South America, including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador, as well as other major cities in Brazil. According to… More ▸

  • Ethiopian Israeli Success Stories Struggle to Find Jobs

    Asaf Negat, 29, made his way to Israel from Ethiopia as an 11-year-old boy, and worked hard to find his way in a new land and speaking a new language. Eventually Negat graduated with a business degree from one of the country’s top universities. But since completing his studies in the summer of 2006, he… More ▸

  • Fears of Another Durban

    The run-up to a major U.N. anti-racism conference planned for April appears to be mimicking the 2001 Durban gathering that notoriously singled out Israel with the most incendiary language in the human-rights lexicon. At a preparatory meeting last month in Geneva, the “Asian Group” reintroduced language drawn from 2001 pressing for any final document to… More ▸