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3/1/12 Round Up AM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 3/1/2012 at 11:32 AM

Categories: Religion, Politics, Israel

3/1/12 Round Up AM Edition

Snow continues to fall on the Golan Heights this week, leaving some residents trapped in their homes as crews struggle to clear the roads. [Jerusalem Post]

Thirteen-year-old Liron Pollack is donating her hair so it can be made into wigs for women undergoing chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. [Jerusalem Post]

Chief Sephardic Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron may faces charges for his alleged involvement in falsely obtaining government funds in a scheme involving forged religious education certificates. [Ynet]

In the new edition of the Lonely Planet Travel Guide’s chapter on Chile, Israeli tourists are accused of showing no respect for local customs or other visitors to the country. [Ynet]

Israeli President Shimon Peres told Barbara Walters during an interview that the whole world agrees Iran should not have a nuclear weapon. [Israel Hayom]

The Academy of Hebrew Language met with Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar to discuss giving students the right to speak and study in Hebrew in all course work. [Haaretz]

Israeli Apartheid Week came to Brandeis University for the first time ever this year. [The Forward]

Tel Aviv has seen a huge bump in gay tourism after being named the world’s best gay city in a recent poll. [Israel 21c]

A Capitol Hill staffer of Congressman Dave Camp has come under fire for refusing to grant his wife a get, the Jewish writ of divorce. [Times of Israel]

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  • Rabbi
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  • David Camp
  • Peres
  • Students