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Bulgaria Kicks Hamas to the Curb

although Hamas members entered Bulgaria legally, information was later received which gave security services reason to believe that their presence posed a serious threat for national security

Jewish MP Asks Liberal Democrats to Condemn anti-Semitic Members

Two Liberal Democrat lawmakers last month suggested Israel shouldn't be judged according to special standards because of the Holocaust.

Italian Singer Won’t Perform at Sanremo Festival on Shabbat

The Sanremo competition is the most popular of its kind in Italy and receives worldwide attention.

Turkey Extradites to Israel Europe’s Largest Flesh Trafficker

Hasid was in hiding for three years in the Turkish district of Cyprus.

Amb. Prosor: Many States Classify Hezbollah as ‘Charity’

"The EU must place Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations."

The Pope to Quit Feb. 28

The vast majority of popes serve until they die, and they stick it out despite their ill health.

U.N. Agency Takes Anti-Israel Tweeter off the Payroll

Badawi neither retracted nor apologized for her inaccurate tweet.

Female Circumcision Now a Growing Problem in Germany

For many of these women, urinating can take up to 30 minutes, and is very painful.

Pressure on EU to Label Hezbollah Terrorists after Bulgaria Bombing

Ashton signalled that the EU will take its time "assessing" and "discussing" before taking any formal action.

100 Imams to Commemorate Holocaust near Paris

Some 100 imams will commemorate the Holocaust at a memorial monument near Paris. Monday's event is planned for Drancy, a suburb of the French capital where tens...

Northern Most Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Celebrated in Murmansk

On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.

Rabbi Cooper Gives ‘Em Hell in Berlin

Augstein has written about Haredi Jews: "They are cut from the same cloth as their Islamic fundamentalist opponents. They follow the law of revenge.”

‘Quick Peace’ Losing Ground as US Gas and Oil Surpass Arab Production

"Low-cost natural gas is the elixir, the sweetness, the juice, the Viagra."

Head of UN Rights Panel: Report Is ‘Weapon’ against Israel

The settlements are “a mesh of construction and infrastructure leading to a creeping annexation that prevents the establishment of a contiguous and viable Palestinian State."

It’s Stalingrad Again!

Local MPs have decided to use the historic name in all city statements on February 2, the day of the Nazi defeat.

Israel Tells UN What It Can Do with its Human Rights Review

Egypt's representative declared that the council faced "a moment of truth."

MP May Face Disciplinary Action over Israel Remarks

Ward appeared on television to defend his comments and reinforce his point, but on Sunday he changed his tune.

Israeli UN Envoy Admonishes UN Security Council

Selective perception is the hallmark of Security Council debates, says Ron Prosor.

Indonesian Muslims Rejects Ban on Female Circumcision

The government is unable to make good on a ban that's been on the books since 2006.

EU Parliament Pres: ‘Jews live in fear in Europe’

Jewish people are living in fear in Europe but the European Union will make sure they are not harmed, the president of the European Parliament said.

Russian Jews Back Moscow in US Feud Over Chabad Text

Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.

Hungarian Lawmaker to Speak on ‘Zionist Threat’

A lawmaker from Hungary’s Jobbik Party who recently called for listing Jews as a “security risk” reportedly is planning a lecture tour about the “Zionist threat.”

UN Handing Assad $519M in ‘Humanitarian Aid’

The more than 60,000 deaths during the Syrian Civil War, are referred to in UN-speak as "the events in Syria since March, 2011," or, sometimes, as "the current events."

Finland Has New Israeli-Born Chief Rabbi

Livson, 30, the Israeli-born son of Finnish immigrants, was officially installed as chief rabbi on Jan. 13, taking over from Rabbi Moshe Edelman.

Italian Soccer Players Honor Jewish Coach Killed in Holocaust

Italian soccer players expressed their opposition to racism by honoring a Jewish coach who was killed in the Holocaust.

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