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Council of Europe to Support of Ritual Circumcision

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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Encouraged by Israeli diplomats, parliamentarians from the Council of Europe have submitted a motion opposing an earlier resolution condemning ritual circumcision of boys. The motion was submitted last week by 101 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the council, according to Micaela Catalano, a spokeswoman for the assembly, which has 318 parliamentarians and whose resolutions […]

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Canada Wants Richard Falk Ousted for ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians. Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement. Canada has previously called for Falk to […]

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Russian Court Orders Jewish Teacher’s Early Release

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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A Russian court ordered the early release of a Jewish teacher whose bribery trial was marred by anti-Semitic statements and whose lengthy prison sentence was criticized by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Tver Regional Court last week reduced Ilya Farber’s sentence from seven years to three for accepting bribes and abusing his position while working […]

 

Report: Mandela Received Mossad Training

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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Nelson Mandela received training from Israel’s Mossad in the 1960s, an Israeli government document has revealed. Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader who died earlier this month, was trained by Mossad agents in weaponry and sabotage in 1962, according to a report Thursday in Haaretz that was based on a document in […]

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Canada Wants U.N. Official Ousted Over ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment

Posted on: December 21st, 2013

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Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians. Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement. Canada has previously called for Falk to […]

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The Kirya military base and its signature intelligence tower in the center of Tel Aviv are slated for dismantling over the next two years, leaving behind prime real estate for development. Altogether the IDF move is expected to generate 100,000 new housing units.
 

Snowden Files Reveal: US, UK, Spied on Olmert, Barak

Posted on: December 21st, 2013

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Uncle Sam and Uncle Jack just have to know some things.

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Swedish County Eyeing Ban on Circumcision

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, its leading elected official said. Per-Ola Mattsson, the commissioner of Blekinge County, said he will up bring up a ban on the practice with the county’s health board in February, according to a Swedish publication. Mattsson, who is also […]

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Britain’s Chief Rabbi Calls for Ban on Women Reading from Torah

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the Torah. “I know that you are working with our communities to find ways, within the boundaries of halacha, to make prayer, learning, leadership and involvement more meaningful for men and women […]

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German Town Revokes Hitler’s Honorary Citizenship

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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The testimony of a woman whose family was exterminated by the Nazi helped convinced a Bavarian town council to vote unanimously to revoke the honorary citizen that the municipality had granted Hitler in 1933. The town council of Dietramszell was deadlocked over whether to adopt the resolution revoking the honorary citizenship after the discovery of […]

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French Jewish Comedian Has Baby with Monaco Royal

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi and the French Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh embraced their first son. The baby, Raphael, was born Tuesday at Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco, the AFP news agency reported. “Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Raphael, born in Monaco,” said a statement from the […]

 

Putin to Pardon Russian Tycoon from Jewish Family

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest future,” RIA Novosti reported. Khodorkovsky’s father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He was Russia’s richest man before his arrested in 2003 and was slated to be freed next August. “He has spent over […]

 

Prince Charles ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Mideast Christians’ Plight

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

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The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, said that he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East,” Prince Charles said at a London reception honoring […]

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Russian Jews Win Rostov Holocaust Commemoration Fight

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

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The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last week announced its decision to revise a memorial plaque at the Zmievskaya Balka mass grave to mention the Jewish identity of the majority of the approximately 27,000 bodies buried there […]

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Polish EU Legislator Calls Anti-Semitism a “Cancer’

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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“Anti-Semitism is like cancer. There are two things that are certain about this cancer of hate. We know that it is deadly and we know that if we don’t fight it,  it will spread,’’ Polish Member of the European Parliament Michal Kaminski said in an address to the General Assembly of the European Jewish Parliament […]

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Israeli Planes Fly over Southern Lebanon after Murder of Soldier

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes carried out surveillance flights over southern Lebanon in Tuesday, as Lebanese, United Nations and Israeli officials try to keep the lid on tensions following Sunday night’s murder of Israel soldier Sgt. Shlomi Cohen by a Lebanese soldier. The Air Force frequently sends planes into Lebanese air space to monitor […]

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Israel Loses Case to Gag Witness in Bank of China Terror Trial

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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An American family, whose son was killed in a suicide attack in Israel, has won its argument in a U.S. court against the Netanyahu administration that has been trying to muzzle testimony by a former intelligence officer. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu formerly told the family of 16-year-old Daniel Wurtz that it supported letting Uri Shaya […]

"Jewish Taliban" women dressed in head to toe robes walking through Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem. Members of the same cult in Ontario, Canada, are in a legal fight with authorities to retain their 130 children.
 

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

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Ostreicher Released from Bolivian Prison

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, is back in the United States. Two Jewish news websites, JP Updates and Algemeiner, reported Monday that Ostreicher returned Sunday to New York, although the circumstances of his departure from Bolivia are not clear. Ostreicher, who had a flooring business in New York, invested […]

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Green arrow indicates the area where the Lebanese soldier shot IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen on Dec. 15, 2013
 

UN Security Council Condemns Lebanese Sniper Attack on Israeli

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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UN Security Council labels Lebanese soldier's shooting death of Israeli soldier "deplorable."

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Iran Says Its Foreign Minister Scolded Kerry

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in separate phone calls, allegedly scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for what he said was an American breach of the recent interim agreement between major world powers and Iran over its nuclear development program. “Zarif deplored Washington’s recent move,” according to the regime-controlled Fars News Agency. “The […]

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