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Germany Finally Approves Brit Mila Bill

AP reports that German lawmakers finally approved a bill that permits Brit Mila. 434 lawmakers voted in favor, 100 against and 46 abstained. The bill needed...

Lawmakers Meet With Jailed New York Businessman In Bolivia

Two members of Congress met in Bolivia with an American-Jewish businessman who has been jailed there without charges for 18 months.

Iran Seeks Missile And Naval Bases In Sudan; Netanyahu Blasts UN And EU Indifference

JERUSALEM – In the aftermath of alleged Israeli Air Force attacks against Sudanese weapons storage facilities and arms smuggling convoys that featured advanced Iranian weapons destined for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have increased their military alliance with Sudan. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and genocide.

Iran Denies Connection to North Korea Missile Launch

North Korea launched a long-range rocket, called Unha-3, on Wednesday. North Korea claims to have successfully placed a satellite into orbit, and NORAD confirms that...

Israeli 8th Graders’ Math Scores Ahead of All Western Democracies

Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong SAR, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, were the top-performing countries.

U.N. General Assembly Passes Israeli-Proposed Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution proposed by Israel that establishes entrepreneurship as a critical development tool for countries around the world.

PA Wanted New Sign, New Chair to go with New UN Status

If only the 138 nations that voted to upgrade the Arab Palestinians' status at the UN last week had been as scrupulous about the requirements for statehood as the UN officials were about protocol and appearances.

Artist Uses Ashes of Burnt Holocaust Victims to Paint Picture

An uproar over the appropriation of the burnt remains of Jewish Holocaust victims for use in an artwork has swept the Jewish world and raised questions as to how the ashes remaining at European concentration camps are treated.

PA: We Will Fight Israeli Building With Our New UN Status

Now that the Palestinian Authority has been recognized as a non-member observer state at the United Nations, it will now use its new power to ask the Security Council to force Israel to abandon plans to build in the E-1 area near the Jewish city of Maale Adumim.

EU May Sanction, Boycott Israel for E-1 Building Plans

Heralding the worsening of relations between Israel and Europe, the European Union is reportedly mulling the passing of sanctions on Israel, including the restriction of marketing Israeli goods and the boycott of goods made by Jews in Judea and Samaria – as punishment for Israel’s decision to develop additional housing in areas Palestinians say should be theirs.

Rice’s Work At UN Wins Plaudits From Jewish Communal Leaders

WASHINGTON – Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is widely seen as a leading candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has garnered plaudits from Jewish communal leaders for her work at the world body.

Couple Suspected of Aiding Toulouse Killer Merah Taken Into Custody

A man and a woman in the Toulouse area were arrested on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah "commit crimes" that may have included the murder of four Jews.

Mercer: For a Good Life, Try Vienna, Avoid Baghdad

Here's another common denominator to all the cities above: these are all cities I won't be caught dead living in.

Hungarian Jews to Russia: Give Us Back Our Looted Torahs

Hungarian Jewry is asking the government of Russia to release between 300 and 400 Torah scrolls, covers, crowns, pointers, and other objects seized by the Nazis during World War II and then appropriated by the Red Army.

UK May Withdraw Ambassador to Israel, France Seeks ‘Other ways’ to Protest E1 Plans

Sources have described "an appetite for action" within the Foreign Office.

Israel’s Response to UN Recognition of Palestine: Increased Settlements Everywhere

"The response to the attack on Zionism and the State of Israel must reinforce and underscore the implementation of the settlement plan."

French Jewish Leader: Banning Circumcision Will end Jewish Life in Europe

The conference, titled "Freedom of Religion and/or Mutual Respect in Europe," was jointly organized by the European Parliament and the European Jewish Association.

50 UN Members Did Not Support Palestinian Upgrade

A measure of sanity among the world's nations must be acknowledged and even praised.

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of Palestine

In a symbolic vote the "state" of Palestine was created today, but the vote has no legally binding status.

GOP Senators Set to Punish the Palestinians and the UN

An amendment to S. 3254, the National Defense Authorization Act would punish both the PA and the UN for a unilateral recognition of a Palestinian "observer state."

Lieberman Approves Rice Nomination, But Won’t Partake in Vote

Lieberman's apparent endorsement of Rice on Tuesday is largely symbolic.

Netanyahu’s Statement on the Palestinian UN Vote (Video)

"No decision by the UN can break the 4000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel."

Israeli Citizen to Be Turned in for Crimes against Humanity in Bosnia

Cvetkovic was arrested in January, 2011, after a Bosnian court issued a warrant for his arrest for crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity.

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