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Israel to Maintain Its Distance When Dealing With Austria’s ‘Freedom Party’ Ministries

"Israel will maintain working relations with the professional echelon of the [Austrian] government ministries headed by a minister from the Freedom Party."

European Jewish Congress ‘Gravely Concerned’ Austrian Govt Includes Far-Right Freedom Party

“The FPÖ has a long history of anti-Semitism and xenophobia and we are concerned about the fact that they will control government ministries in the new Austrian Government.”

European Jewry Cautiously Welcomes Austrian Govt’s Rejection of Anti-Semitism

Nevertheless, “We cannot ignore the fear that in other countries extreme parties will join the government based on the Austrian model,” the rabbi warned.

State to Ask Court for Extension on Non-Orthodox Conversions

Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, appointed by Netanyahu to formulate government policy on conversions, only began to work on his assignment in November.

Vandals Spill Animal Blood on Kiev Public Menorah

Several days before, a swastika was drawn on the menorah.

Russia’s President Honored Memory of His Jewish H.S. Teacher

"The embassy helped organize the burial ceremony and commissioned its representative to it."

Germany Mulling Anti-Semitism Commissioner Idea

"Each crime motivated by anti-Semitism is one too many and shameful for our country."

Yitzhar Youth Publicize Hanukkah Miracle from Mountaintop to Shechem Residents

The youth of the predominantly Orthodox town of Yitzhar (pop. 1,468), held a traditional "swearing in" ceremony on Mount Ebal on the third light of Hanukkah.

Third Hanukkah Candle Lit at Western Wall to Honor Holocaust Survivors

Similar candle-lighting events took place on the third night of Hanukkah in Berlin and in New York City, honoring Holocaust survivors.

1,200 Israeli Elderly Receive Visits to Brighten Hanukkah

“Loneliness is one of the hardest challenges for elderly Israelis -- sometimes that struggle outweighs the usual daily battle for financial survival."
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Portland’s Former Jewish Mayor Vera Katz Dies at 84

In 1985, Katz became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House.

Chabad Lights 15,000 Public Menorahs This Hanukkah

They are put up in places large and small, in front of iconic buildings and in remote settings.

Peace Now: US Jews Oppose Ever Moving Embassy

Why would so many American Jews object to their country ever recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to be followed by moving its embassy there?

‘It Happened Only a Few Meters From Where I Stand,’ US Ambassador to Israel...

"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."

Recognizing All Of Jerusalem, Here To Stay

Contrary to how Trump’s announcement has been portrayed in the international media, I believe it will advance the cause of peace and the international effort against terror.

Fearing Lawsuit, NJ Town Voting to Permit Eruv, Orthodox Jews

The Agudah lawsuit claims that the purpose of each of Jackson's ordinances in the case was "to target the Orthodox Jewish community."

Northeastern India’s ‘Lost Jewish Tribe’ Lights First Candle of Hanukkah

A DNA testing done in 2003 and 2004 of several hundred men of this group showed no evidence of Middle Eastern ancestry.
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Judge Moore’s Wife: We’re Not Bigots, One of our Attorneys Is Jewish

Y'all would admit that the Judge's statement about the afterlife makes you uncomfortable, no matter what's your opinion of George Soros.

Hundreds of Thousands in Rabbi Shteinman’s Funeral in Bnei Brak

Police estimate that 600,000 people are participating in the funeral procession.

Rabbi Shteinman, Head of Lithuanian Haredi World, Dies at 104

MK Yitzhak Herzog spoke about the rabbi’s modesty and spiritual power, and said his impact on haredi Judaism would continue to be felt for generations.
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Calls for the Massacre of Jews in New York’s Times Square

Muslim protesters in New York's Times Square called for the massacre of the Jewish people.

Exhibition Explores the Movement to Free Soviet Jews

The exhibition opened last week on the 30th anniversary of “Freedom Sunday,” a momentous rally that took place on December 6, 1987, the day before Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s historic summit meeting with President Ronald Reagan.

21 Masked Men threw Molotov Cocktails at Swedish Synagogue

Police at the scene confirmed that Molotov cocktails had been thrown at the synagogue building.
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Watch: Arab Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Smashes Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant Window

Restaurant owner Sami Baron told Channel 2 TV: "For Jerusalem I don't care if they break even more windows."

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