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World News

Woman to sue El Al over Orthodox demand for seat change

JERUSALEM ( JTA) – An 81-year-old Holocaust survivor plans to sue El Al airlines after she was asked to move her seat because a haredi Orthodox man refused to sit next to her.  More...

Israeli military releases attack warning app

TEL AVIV (JTA) – The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command has released a mobile application to warn Israelis of local security threats.  The application, detailed in a call with reporters recently, was developed by a staff of some 15 people in the Home Front Command, which oversees civilian preparedness. It was launched this month on Android and Apple devices.  More...

Anti-BDS laws gain momentum across US, but some say they go too far

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Nearly half the states in the country are considering legislation aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement. But critics say some bills are cause for concern, either because they seek to legitimize Israeli settlements or go so far in punishing boycott supporters they infringe on constitutionally protected speech. More...

Anti-Semitic incidents at 3 colleges generate different responses

(JTA) – A Jewish student is accusing Rutgers University of mishandling a mid-January incident in which one of her roommates taped a swastika to the ceiling of their shared living room.  Meanwhile, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is responding to a similar swastika incident by hosting a campus-wide forum on anti-Semitism.  More...

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