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2012-03-20 10:24:08

ANTI-JEWISH SENTIMENT "OFF THE CHARTS" IN HUNGARY, SPAIN AND POLAND NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anti-Semitic attitudes in ten European countries remain at "disturbingly high levels," according to a new poll from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released today, with large swaths of the population subscribing to classical anti-Semitic notions such as Jews having too much power in business, being more loyal to Israel than their own country, or "talking too...

2012-03-09 10:41:33

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered 5 new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews. The findings, published in PLoS Genetics, are the first step in an attempt to explain why the prevalence...

2012-03-08 16:08:00

Christian Solidarity International Seminar Series on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East WASHINGTON and BERN, Switzerland, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Historian Daniel Pipes, the President of the Middle East Forum, warned yesterday at a CSI seminar in Bern, Switzerland, that the persecution of minorities in the Islamic Middle East is "acquiring genocidal characteristics." The video of Pipes' 25-minute address on "Religious Minorities in an Increasingly...

2012-02-14 09:49:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has made a second donation to the Greek Jewish community to assist Holocaust survivors in financial need due to the severe economic crisis gripping the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "We stand in solidarity with the Greek Jewish community, to whom we feel so close," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Those Greek Jews who miraculously survived the horrors of the Nazi occupation and...

2011-12-07 17:16:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) today awarded Randy Gold, from Atlanta, GA, the 2011 Jewish Community Hero of the Year Award. The award marked the culmination of the third annual Jewish Community Heroes campaign, in which 240,000 votes were cast online to recognize the selflessness and courage of those who are helping their communities through their careers and volunteer service. "We are excited to name Randy Gold as this...

2011-12-02 09:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's director of international Jewish affairs, today appealed to the U.S. Helsinki Commission to help combat anti-Semitism fueled by media and politicians in Europe, and to prevent deadly violence such rhetoric can spur against Jews. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Opinion surveys in many European states reveal anti-Jewish sentiments are still held by significant numbers of the population,"...

2011-11-15 10:24:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC's Latino and Latin American Institute will present its 2011 Gesher Award to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for his commitment to strengthening the friendship between the Latino and Jewish communities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The event will take place on November 16, at 6 p.m., at the Time Warner Center in New York. "Eric Schneiderman has long strengthened the bonds of friendship...

2011-10-24 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blavatnik Archive Foundation and the 92nd Street Y are excited to announce the October 24, 2011 opening of a bilingual (English and Russian) print exhibit, Lives of the Great Patriotic War: the Untold Stories of Soviet Jewish Veterans in the Red Army during WWII. Featuring war-time diary and letter excerpts, reproductions of archival photographs and documents, as well as excerpts from contemporary oral testimonies, the exhibit brings to life a...

2011-08-08 15:40:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 30, 2011, the New York Times, in its continuing effort to spotlight Jewish people and the Jewish religion as the driving force behind all things controversial, published an article by Andrea Elliott entitled, "The Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement" which points to a " little-known lawyer, David Yerushalmi, a 56-year-old Hasidic Jew, with a history of controversial statements about race, immigration and Islam," as that man;...

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2011-05-24 13:56:32

More than just a tool for predicting health, modern genetics is upending long-held assumptions about who we are. A new study by Harvard researchers casts new light on the intermingling and migration of European, Middle Eastern and African and populations since ancient times. In a paper titled "The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines and Jews," published in PLoS Genetics, HMS Associate Professor of Genetics David Reich and his colleagues investigated the proportion...