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PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem on June 25, 2012.
 

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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Russia is filling in the vacuum in Egpyt that the U.S. is leaving behind.

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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A new survey shows that many European Jews hide their faith due to fear of antisemitism. The online poll by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reveals that 27 percent of all respondents blamed rising antisemitism across the European continent on Muslims. About the same percentage of respondents blamed antisemitism on individuals with left-wing political convictions, and […]

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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In a sign of the growing revival of Polish Jewish life, a new Jewish Community Center is set to open in Warsaw on Oct. 27. The new JCC, which will be the second in the country after the JCC in Krakow, is funded by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Taube Foundation for […]

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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A Belgian radio ad that is accused of drawing on Holocaust themes to promote a ban on ritual slaughter has drawn sharp criticism from Jewish and Muslim representatives. The ad, which the Antwerp-based animal welfare group Gaia produced for airing on national radio and sent Monday via email to 200 politicians, delivers a mock testimony […]

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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The Lithuanian parliament has taken the first steps to legal ritual slaughter in what could be move that turns the tide against the wave of initiatives in Europe to defend the “rights of animals” as a higher priority that freedom of religious practices. “The fact that Lithuania currently holds the Presidency of the European Union […]

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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Prominent opposition figure Aleksey Navalny and co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov have been given a suspended sentence in their trumped up embezzlement trial that has attracted a lot of international attention. According to RT, President Putin’s official news agency, Navalny is going to appeal the sentence. “Neither I nor my colleagues are going to stop the political […]

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said. “The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary readiness regarding the details of Iran’s […]

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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Italians rioted and shouted “murderer” as the hearse carrying the body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke made its way to a Rome church for his funeral. The funeral was held Tuesday after the local police chief overruled an order by Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino banning a funeral in the city for Priebke, who died […]

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George Galloway, in alarm, says: "What's that up your jumper?" As a proud Israeli Oxford student unfurls the Israeli flag.
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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The Israeli Oxford student told virulently anti-Israel British politician George Galloway, "I don't have a question for you sir, as you can see, because I don't debate with racists." And with that, Hunter opened the Israeli flag, hoisted it up over his head, and holding it aloft and streaming behind him, he strode, stiff-necked, from the room.

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Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, canceled his attendance at a landmark conference in Kiev because of the U.S. government shutdown, according to a conference organizer. Forman, who was scheduled to be the opening speaker Tuesday at the two-day conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Beilis blood libel […]

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Here is Israel's video, "Boycott Israel" helps arm potential anti-Israel advocates to avoid being unwitting hypocrites.
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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"Here Is Israel" hopes viewers will see that focusing solely on demonizing Israel isn't just unfair to Israel, it is a betrayal of their best intentions.The video will arm potential anti-Israel activists against turning into unwitting hypocrites, instead of advocates for just causes.

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Posted on: October 14th, 2013

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An interactive video game will allow users to relive a day in the life of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. The focus of the game, simply titled “Anne Frank,” is the day in October 1942 that the teenage Anne wrote in her diary about her fears that a worker was about to discover the family’s hiding […]

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A commemorative medal of the first year of the pontificate of Pope Francis containing a spelling mistake not more for sale
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2013

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6,000 commemorative medallions are being recalled.

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Posted on: October 12th, 2013

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France’s right-wing National Front party headed by Marine Le Pen is leading the country’s two major parties in the polls for May’s elections to the European Parliament. The Le Nouvel Observateur weekly reported that the party has the support of 24 percent of French voters, compared with only 22 and 19 percent respectively for the […]

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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A Polish historian and statesman who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and recognized as a Righteous Gentile for saving Jews in World War II has donated a collection of his memorabilia to a museum in Poland. Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, 91 and a  former member  of the underground “Żegota” Polish Council to Aid Jews during the Holocaust, presented […]

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped on Thursday from the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli. The kidnappers are reportedly from a former rebel group. Jewish Press News Briefs

Father and son during Brit mila in Paris.
 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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