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  1. Appreciating Hillels on college campusesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    A case in point is the recent attack on the Hillel at the University of California- Berkeley in the pages of The Jerusalem Post. The great rabbinic scholar Abraham Joshua Heschel once remarked that "mankind will not perish for want of information but for want of appreciation."

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  2. Center Field: Aipac's student activists: Pro-Israel, pro-active, and often progressiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    American campuses are being Europeanized in the worst way becoming hostile to Israel, to Zionism, to Jews. Feeling intimidated by propagandizing professors and hostile students, many Jews are abandoning Israel and even denying their Judaism.

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  3. University of California rules not to equate anti-Zionism with religious bigotryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    The University of California's regents declared on Wednesday they would not tolerate anti-Semitism on campus but rejected a proposal to equate anti-Zionism with religious bigotry, as they tried to defuse tensions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students. The statement of principles, approved unanimously by the university's governing board, stems from concerns among Jewish students and faculty about a rise in anti-Semitism on several UC campuses in response to recent student activism in support of Israel.

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  4. California University system to vote next week on anti-Zionism proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    The controversy playing out at the University of California reflects a broader clash between pro-Israel groups and Palestinian rights activists over what constitutes legitimate criticism of Israel. The governing board of California's flagship public university system is to vote next week on a statement condemning anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Jewish bigotry, a proposal sparking sharp faculty debate over the line between free speech and intolerance.

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  5. Richest 62 people own same as half world's population - OxfamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world's population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer, an international charity said on Monday. The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44 percent since 2010, while the wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion fell 41 percent, Oxfam said in a report released ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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  6. Facebook removes Holocaust-themed Halloween costume after push-back from usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    People push the limits every year with costumes appropriating different cultures in order to be edgy, and sometimes they wind up crossing the line. This year, a particularly offensive costume involved a man dressed as an SS officer and a woman dressed as Anne Frank, carrying a bag of powder labeled "Mama Frank."

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  7. California thrift store removes Holocaust costumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    A Holocaust-themed costume was removed from the shelves Monday at a Goodwill Store in Berkeley, CA. According to the report by local affiliate ABC 7, the costume was put in the store because employees were unaware of the nature of the outfit, which features a striped top and a yellow Star of David.

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  8. Berkeley commission rejects Israel divestment resolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    A Berkeley, California, commission rejected a resolution to divest from companies that do business with Israel. The Berkeley City Human Welfare and Community Action Commission voted 5-2 against the resolution, with one abstention, on Wednesday night.

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  9. Why our social ills are not cured by our social medicines: the case of "race discrimination"Read the original story

    Aug 29, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    Our social medicines do not cure our social ills since what we call the social medicines had created the social ills we are trying to cure, and the case with "race discrimination" demonstrates why it is so. We have been witnessing an increased number of race-related, blacks-on-whites disturbances.

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  10. Life on Mars? American Jewish doctor hopes to find outRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    "When you're in a space station that circles the Earth every 90 minutes, experiencing multiple sundowns daily, when, precisely, do you get your Jew on?" Dr. Sheyna Gifford - a Jewish medical doctor, science journalist, astrophysics researcher and space enthusiast - is preparing to live on Mars. Gifford, 36, will join five other crew members in the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation habitat for a simulated space mission to Mars, slated to launch on Friday, Aug. 28. For the next 365 days, she and the others will be isolated inside a geodesic dome that's 36 feet in diameter.

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