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  • Never Again? Anti-semitism is Rising to Historic Levels, Writes Adl’s Foxman

    If Abraham Foxman’s predictions are right, “we currently face as great a threat to the safety and security of the Jewish people as the one we faced in the 1930s — if not a greater one.” That’s the case the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, a child Holocaust survivor, makes in his new book,… More ▸

  • Obituary Simcha Dinitz, Jewish Agency Head and Ambassador to U.s., Dead at 74

    It was October 1973, the Yom Kippur War was raging and Israel was facing the abyss. Kalman Sultanik, a World Zionist Organization executive, was riding through New York City with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Simcha Dinitz, when Dinitz interrupted to call U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. “Kissinger called him back right away,”… More ▸

  • News Brief

    About 850 workers at the Jewish Agency for Israel and World Zionist Organization agreed to pay cuts, and 50 staffers will be laid off. Overseas emissaries also will be reduced by about 10 percent, according to Israel’s daily Ha’aretz. More ▸

  • Israel’s New Settlement Policy: Move Jews to Arab Areas of Galilee

    Israel is launching a drive to settle Jews in a region awash with Arabs — but its plans are not for the West Bank or Gaza Strip. For the first time in the history of the World Zionist Organization, the group’s settlement department is planning settlements inside the Green Line, the boundary that divides Israel… More ▸

  • After Debate, Claims Conference Votes to Continue Education Funding

    The main Holocaust reparations organization is standing fast in its policy of using some restitution money to pay for Holocaust education, despite calls to spend all of the funds on needy survivors. The 57-member board of directors of the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany voted unanimously Tuesday to continue spending 20 percent from… More ▸

  • JDC Deflects Criticism of Ads Raising Money for Hungry Israelis

    The passage of an Israeli government resolution criticizing fund raising that depicts Israelis as poor and hungry has outraged one of American Jewry’s chief charities. Steven Schwager, executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, sent a memo to federation leaders and the JDC’s own board of directors Wednesday, rejecting the notion that… More ▸

  • Argentine Journalists Struggle to Keep Pro-israel Publication Open

    In the meager spare time Maximiliano Borches has between days spent as the librarian of a Jewish day school here and nights rocking his newborn baby back to sleep, this 28-year-old is working on a now-endangered project. Borches is the director of Horizonte, Horizon, in English, a new, bimonthly free publication sponsored by the Hagshama… More ▸

  • Obituary Jews Recall Moynihan As an Ally on Israel, Fight for Soviet Jewry

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan once received a $1,000 political contribution from a woman who wrote that she would have doubled the amount if only Moynihan would spend less time speaking out against the infamous “Zionism Equals Racism” resolution in the United Nations. Moynihan, who had been U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, sent the check back,… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Carole Solomon will become the new chair of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, according to informed sources. Solomon, chair of the Campaign/Financial Resource Development Pillar of the United Jewish Communities, emerged as the choice during meetings of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors in Jerusalem. Solomon was approved unanimously Sunday… More ▸