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Adelson donates $500,000 to republican candidate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

By JC Reporter, October 18, 2012

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has handed $500,000 to a superPAC in support of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Rabbi Boteach is the Republican candidate in New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District.

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'Jewish Indiana Jones' sentenced to prison for fraud

By Zoe Winograd, October 12, 2012

Rabbi Menachem Youlus, known as ‘the Jewish Indiana Jones', was sentenced to 51 months in prison for fraud in a Manhattan federal court on Thursday.

Rabbi Youlus, father of nine from Maryland, was charged with pocketing $1.2 million from donations that had been made to his charity ‘Save the Torah’.

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'Netanyahu agreed to return Golan Heights’

By Sandy Rashty, October 12, 2012

The US envoy to the Middle East negotiated a secret peace deal between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to documents seen by Yedioth Ahronoth.

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US warns: Palestinian success at UN will endanger peace process

By Orlando Radice, October 3, 2012

The US has warned EU governments not to back the Palestinian Authority bid for upgraded status at the United Nations, according to a memo obtained by the Guardian.

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Samuel L Jackson in Jewish group's pro-Obama campaign

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2012

A Jewish group has joined forces with actor Samuel L Jackson in a video campaigning against Mitt Romney.

With just over a month to go before the United States votes on whether to return Democrat Barack Obama to the White House or elect Republican Mr Romney, campaigners on both sides are working hard to spread the word about their favoured candidate.

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Michigan student claims staple attack was antisemitic

By Anna Sheinman, August 29, 2012

A student at Michigan State University woke up to find a staple attached to his gums after what he claimed was an antisemitic attack.

Second-year journalism student Zachary Tennen was assaulted at a party in the early hours of Sunday morning, allegedly after replying in the affirmative when asked if he was Jewish.

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Adelson backs campaign of Kosher Jesus rabbi

By Jennifer Lipman, August 21, 2012

The man hoping to become the first Orthodox rabbi to hold a Congressional seat is being backed by one of the Republican Party's most powerful financial supporters.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the former chaplain of Oxford University, is hoping to win a typically Democrat-held seat in New Jersey at November's elections.

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Assault claim at Jewish youth camp

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

Police in New York are investigating an allegation of sexual abuse at an Orthodox Jewish youth camp.

Camp Shalva in South Fallsburg, for 12-14 year old boys, is reportedly being investigated after a man allegedly entered the dormitories and molested several campers.

Reports say that CCTV cameras at the camp caught an intruder entering the boys' sleeping quarters.

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Romney running mate Paul Ryan committed to Israel's security

By Jennifer Lipman, August 13, 2012

The man picked to run for the White House alongside Republican hopeful Mitt Romney has stated that the US has "no better friend in the Middle East than the nation of Israel".

Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman named as Mr Romney's running mate, is a committed Catholic and considered to have solidly conservative views.

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Arizona shooter Loughner facing life behind bars

By Jennifer Lipman, August 8, 2012

The killer of six people in a gun attack in Tuscon, Arizona, last year, has pleaded guilty.

Jared Loughner's rampage in January 2011 also left 13 people with injuries and effectively ended the career of Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She was shot in the head but has since made a recovery deemed extraordinary in medical terms.

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