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  • Federations fight for Falash Mura

    An Israeli Supreme Court ruling postponing a decision to expedite the aliyah of some 17,000 Ethiopians who claim Jewish ancestry has enraged the Jewish Agency for Israel and given American Jewry time to mobilize its troops.

  • U.N. condemns anti-Semitism

    A United Nations resolution on anti-Semitism proves the axiom that Europe is the fulcrum about which action, or inaction, takes place at the world body.

  • U.S. Jews laud Knesset vote

    The Knesset vote on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Gaza withdrawal plan may have sparked controversy inside Israel, but on the other side of the Atlantic it met with broad support.

  • Jewish poverty on rise in New York

    Huge growth in New York Jewry’s Orthodox and Russian-speaking populations, as well as a rise in poverty in the city’s Jewish community, are key findings of a new survey.

  • Wal-Mart walks away from anti-Semitic forgery

    After getting heat from Jewish defense groups, Wal-Mart said it would halt the sale on its Web site of “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” an anti-Semitic forgery describing an alleged Jewish plan for world domination.

  • Jewish institutions prepare for threats

    With financial institutions in New York and Washington rattled by reported terror threats, Jewish groups are continuing to craft long-term responses to a variety of potential threats.

  • Taking on Harvard, and winning

    A graduate student at Harvard University led a successful campaign asking the school to return a donation from the United Arab Emirates that was linked to an anti-Semitic and anti-American think-tank.

  • WZO’s future on the agenda?

    A meeting this week marked the early stages of a discussion that could spell trouble for the future of the World Zionist Organization.

  • Terror victims sue bank

    Using a recent federal law that makes it illegal to finance terrorism, some American victims of Palestinian terrorism are suing a Jordanian bank they say funds terrorists.

  • U.N. holds anti-Semitism conference

    This week’s U.N. conference on anti-Semitism was only the latest in a slew of recent international events addressing the growth in anti-Semitic activity worldwide — but the difference in this case was that the host of the conference turned the mirror on i