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Amazon Alters App Logo That Drew Comparisons to Hitler’s Mustache

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Amazon has drawn some Fuehrer fury — over a logo featuring a cardboard box and a piece of tape.

‘Skinhead’ Who Schemed to Blow Up Colorado Synagogue Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years

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A self-described “skinhead” who plotted to blow up a Colorado synagogue in 2019 was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.

Vaccinated Israelis Can Soon Cruise to Greece and Cyprus

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One year after cruise ships saw massive COVID-19 outbreaks among their passengers, one cruise line said it will be launching a trip for vaccinated Israelis in May.

Israel to Start Vaccinating Palestinians Working in Israel and West Bank

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After waves of international pressure and the failure of a plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel will start vaccinating Palestinian workers.

Michigan University Fires Professor for Anti-Semitic, Racist Social Media

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Ferris State University, a public research school in Big Rapids, Michigan, fired a professor last week for using anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic and other inflammatory language on social media.

Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Grant Citizenship to Non-Orthodox Jewish Converts in Israel

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Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round in the long-running government battle over who the state should recognize as Jewish.

Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt IHRA Anti-Semitism Definition

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For the first time, a U.S. state has officially adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that has ignited debates worldwide over the extent to which criticism of Israel should be considered anti-Semitic.

Golden Globes: Sacha Baron Cohen Wins Big, Other Fun Jewish Moments

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character is going out on a high note.
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Haredi Orthodox Kids in Lakewood, NJ, Seen in Racist Purim Costumes

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A local NAACP chapter complained that Jewish children in Lakewood, New Jersey, dressed in racist costumes during Purim.

Biden’s First Military Action: Strike on Iranian-backed Targets in Syria

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President Joe Biden ordered an airstrike on Iranian-backed militias in Syria, his first military action.