Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Elul 24, 5776

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JTA
Official results showed Likud with a decisive win over Zionist Union, a dramatic improvement over earlier exit polls.
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Student leaders at Northeastern University rejected a resolution that had the Boston school divesting from companies doing business with Israel.
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JTA
(JTA) — Two swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The vandalism occurred early Saturday morning at Alpha Epsilon Pi and was discovered after a party there, the Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper reported. The swastikas were drawn in the elevator and on a basement door. The school’s provost, Susan Wente, emailed the student...
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Anthony Weiss, JTA
Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming J Street conference has again drawn Hillel into conflict over the boundaries of acceptable criticism of Israel. Some two years after the Open Hillel movement emerged to challenge Hillel International’s guidelines for Israel activities, which prohibit campus chapters from hosting speakers that support divestment from Israel or deny its right...
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The move comes after Hillel International threatens legal action if Swarthmore students host supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.
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