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Cigarette Smuggling Funding Terrorism

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Just weeks after New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced that the city took...

Maryland man convicted of conspiring to illegally provide satellite services to Iran

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A federal jury has convicted a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, of charges arising from a conspiracy to illegally provide satellite related services...

Jewish War Veterans Are Calling For Greater Action From Department Of Defense

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The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is calling for greater action from the Department of Defense to combat what it calls an “extremely...

N.Y. yeshiva students, called ‘non-compliant,’ ejected from flight

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The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.” The 101 students and eight chaperones from...

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

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JTA Wire Service New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, whose signature law facilitated a flood of Soviet Jewish emigration just prior to the collapse of the...

A New Beginning

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The Jewish community played a significant role in working to lift the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.At their annual meeting...

Adelsons donate another $40 million to Birthright

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JTA Wire Service Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation. Their latest gift brings the couple’s...

Documentary Under Way To Tell The Story Of Streit’s Matzo

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JT intern From the moment Michael Levine poked his head into a first-floor window of the tenement buildings that house Streit’s Matzo factory, he knew...

Internet Terror On The Rise

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At conference, thought leaders call for change The Internet is teeming with recruitment sites for potential jihadists; how to sites for building bombs, and numerous...

EXCLUSIVE: Top Claims Conference officials carried out own botched probe of 2001 fraud

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Uriel Heilman JTA Wire Service The Claims Conference in recent days has blamed a now-dead regional director for bungling an early warning in 2001 about a...