Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
If an earthquake strikes Haiti again, which is likely given that the country sits atop a tectonic hot spot, Jewish organizations can claim some credit for potentially reducing future casualties.
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By:
Gil Shefler | JNS.org
Israel and the Palestinians have fought each other on many battlefields and many diplomatic fronts for decades, but the passing of the resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status at the United Nations indicates the next war between the two might take place at a very different venue: courtrooms.
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Poland seen as worst offender
By:
Dinah Spritzer, JTA
Home to more Jews than any other country before World War II, Poland is now the only European country to endure Nazi occupation that has not enacted a law to ensure some kind of private property compensation or restitution to Holocaust survivors or their heirs.
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By:
JTA
The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor Alan Gross does not have cancer, his lawyer said, but his family still wants his own physician to examine him.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Congress considers next steps after U.N. voted overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state.
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