N.Y. School District Pays $4.5M To Settle Anti-Semitism Suit

Pine Bush Central School District in upstate New York has agreed to pay nearly $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging widespread anti-Semitic harassment.

The 2012 lawsuit by five former and current students was due to go to trial next month.

In the settlement, filed in court papers on Monday, according to The New York Times, district officials also agreed to make significant curriculum and training reforms.

The suit alleged that officials in the district, located about 90 miles north of Manhattan, long had failed to respond adequately to complaints by the students and their families of pervasive anti-Semitic bullying and harassment.

The students said they were forced to endure anti-Semitic epithets and jokes about the Holocaust, including Nazi salutes, and to retrieve coins from dumpsters. They also said they were subject to physical violence.

School officials responded with “deliberate indifference,” according to the lawsuit.

ISIS in Jerusalem Threatens Christians

A flier published by in the name of the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization was put up around eastern Jerusalem on Thursday, in what is thought to be the first such announcement in the Israeli capital.

The flier threatens Christians in the area with “revenge,” and is signed by the organization “ISIS Palestine”.

The Government of Canada announces the addition of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the addition of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities, as well as administrative changes to the list.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades is an Al Qaida affiliated terrorist organization that has claimed responsibility for several rocket attacks in northern Israel and has also repeatedly articulated its intent to carry out attacks against Western targets in the Middle East.

Canadian connection to French terror attack

The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a “selfie” photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials said Saturday.

French investigators were working to determine the recipient’s identity, but weren’t able to immediately confirm media reports that it was an unspecified person now in Syria, where the radical Islamic State group has seized territory, the security officials said.

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Iran lawmakers pass Woody Allen bill

Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter and while she is as young as 13 years.

Palestinian sports teams named after terrorists

During the month of Ramadan, Palestinian youth will be playing a football tournament in the Palestinian town Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. Some of the participants will be playing on teams named after terrorists who have killed numerous Israeli civilians. This is Palestinian role modeling for kids.