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Austria will not return Klimt painting to heir of Jewish owners

An Austrian government advisory board recommended against returning a 112-foot artwork by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of the Jewish art dealer who sold it.

Exclusive Clip: ‘Deli Man’

Erik Greenberg Anjou’s documentary “Deli Man” began when the filmmaker met Ziggy Gruber, 45, the jovial, Yiddish-speaking proprietor of Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen in Houston.

U.S. said to prepare corruption charges against Sen. Menendez

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday.

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Ki Tisa with Rabbi Gabe Greenberg

Our Guest this week is Rabbi Gabe Greenberg, rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans since June of 2014. Originally from New England,...

‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ exhibition – 600 artifacts and a touch of controversy

“I want to introduce you to the person responsible for bringing “The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” to Los Angeles,” Jeffrey Rudolph, president of...

Anger Management and Leadership – Ki Tisa

Recently, I found myself sitting in a traffic jam in my supermarket’s parking lot. One driver decided (wrongly) that I was the one holding...

Argentine investigator to review evidence suggesting Nisman was murdered

The justice official probing the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman said she would review new findings suggesting that he was murdered.

ADL condemns Farrakhan’s claim that Jews were behind 9/11

The Anti-Defamation League condemned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as the “leading anti-Semite in America” after a speech in which he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

BBC journalist defends claim that Netanyahu used ‘Holocaust card’

A BBC journalist defended his claim that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exploited the Holocaust to further his agenda.

Kirchner: AMIA and embassy bombings were ‘collateral damage’

Argentina’s president called the deadly attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994 and the attack on the Israeli Embassy in 1992 “collateral damages in a war in which we had never been part, nor want to be.”

Where is Obama’s grand vision?

For a man who reveres Abraham Lincoln, President Barack Obama has shown little inspiration in his foreign policy, especially in the Middle East.

Argentine president’s full-page ad discredits Nisman’s complaint

Argentina’s president published an advertisement in eight major newspapers discrediting AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s allegations against the government.

NYC schools to close for Muslim holidays

New York will become the first major city to close its public schools for Muslim holidays.

Iran hints might not reject 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

Iran\'s foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country\'s nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail.

Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper.

Facts and Faith: Haftarat Ki Tissa, 1 Kings 18: 1-39

Haftarat Ki Tissa recounts one of the great competitive triumphs of Israelite religion. Israel’s King Ahab and his pagan wife Jezebel have slaughtered dozens...

Zhenya Gershman, ‘Larger Than Life’

Although she stands at 5-foot-10, the artist Zhenya Gershman is not imposing. Her canvases, on the other hand, are grand, standing up to 7 feet tall, befitting their subjects: actors, musicians and celebrities who very much live up to their billing in the aptly titled new exhibition “Larger Than Life.”

Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly.

Homeland Security bill includes $13 million for religious and other nonprofit groups

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security passed by Congress Tuesday includes $13 million for security at religious and other nonprofit institutions.\n

Khamenei hospitalized in serious condition

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly has been hospitalized with late-stage cancer.

Egypt may import natural gas from Israel

Egypt might import natural gas from Israel, according to a senior Egyptian government official.

Iran FM: Iran “has saved Jews three times in its history”

In an extensive interview, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel of supporting terrorism, said Iran does not want to produce a nuclear weapon and praised his country for protecting Jews.

Nisman’s ex-wife: Late AMIA prosecutor was murdered

Forensic tests on the body of an Argentine state prosecutor who died days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran\'s alleged role in a 1994 bombing indicate that he was murdered, his ex-wife said on Thursday.

Does Purim Still Work?

Of all the holidays of the Jewish calendar, Purim is among the most enigmatic, full of paradoxes and contradictions. The etymological roots of Purim...

Jewish Women’s Conference allows women to let down their hair

The fourth annual Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California, held March 1 at UCLA’s Covel Commons, proved a fertile testing ground for women’s issues today, drawing nearly 200 women of all ages and religious backgrounds to a daylong female-centric confab.

Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL approval

The Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama\'s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.

Q&A with Ted Lieu: Netanyahu’s speech, potential deal with Iran

Ted Lieu: The United States and Israel have an unbreakable bond and we share common values and policy goals, including preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defense

The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to the Middle East, a senior U.S. Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will to use them.

Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behavior

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices.

IAC goes to Washington … and plans to stay

On the evening of March 1, just before a private Israeli-American Council (IAC) event for college students at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C., it was difficult for two of IAC’s co-founders, Shawn Evenhaim and Adam Milstein, to walk more than a few feet without being approached by attendees.

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