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Russia Scuttles Anti-Israel Resolutions at UNESCO

In a rare instance of breaking step with the Arab world, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) caused the organization to defer condemning Israel in a series of votes on Wednesday.

EJC’s Kantor Unveils Model Bill for Europe on Regulating Ritual Slaughter

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.

Israel Shocked by French Consul General Denial of Jewish Connection to the Holy Land

Desagneaux spoke of “the important archaeological projects that French archaeologists had helped to uncover in Palestine,” including the Qumran Caves.

Jewish Man Knocked Unconscious in Paris Metro

A Jewish man was attacked and rendered unconscious in a Paris metro, a local watchdog reported.

Teva Opens Massive Plant in Hungary

Teva Pharmaceuticals has opened a new $110 million plant in Hungary, set to be one of the largest sterile medicines plants in the world.

EU Sanctions Against Iran Up for Increase, Sweden Objects

Because of concern for scuttling a major telecommunications deal with Iran, Sweden will oppose any additional sanctions by the European Union against the country, according to a report in Haaretz.

Huge Upsurge in Anti-Semitic Attacks in France This Year

Several attacks on Jews over the Sukkot holiday across France have exemplified a whopping 45 percent reported increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the country in the first eight months of 2012.

Russia, Syria Blast Turkey for Forcing Plane Landing to Search for Arms

Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained by the forced landing of a Syrian passenger plane which Turkey said it need to inspect for smuggled military equipment.

New York Jewish Doctor Co-Recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Jewish Leader Assaulted on Street in Budapest

Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.

French Police Kill Jihadist Who Attacked Kosher Supermarket Last Month

French Police were on the move all day Saturday, in chase of a jihadist cell made up of French youths who have recently taken...

Dutch Government Planning Ban on Kosher Slaughtering

The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give it veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or sh'chitah, in the Netherlands.

Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Is US Delegate to Warsaw Human Rights Conference

He is not a scholar. He has been involved with the Muslim Public Affairs Council since its founding in 1986. He blamed Israel for 9/11.

Russia Bans “Innocence of Muslims”

In a show of solidarity with movements seeking to preserve respect for Islam, a Moscow ruled on Monday that the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” may not be shown in all of Russia.

New Brit Mila Legislation May Be Weeks Away in Germany

Ritual circumcisions have resumed in the Cologne region of Germany, ending a controversy started in a Cologne court in June, when judges decided ritual circumcision constituted “bodily harm” to boys and religious coercion.

Despite Ridicule from the Left, Bibi’s Message on Iran Is Being Heard

Three leaders: President Obama, Secretary Clinton and Canadian Prime Minister Harper by the end of last week expressed both in words and deeds a commitment to the elimination of Iran's nuclear program. Interestingly, the one whose action Friday will probably have the most profound influence on the future of Iran was Hillary Clinton, who has unleashed an old, aggressive enemy against the Mullahs' state. It may only be a matter of time before other Western powers will internalize Bibi's message.

Bomb Hits Swedish Jewish Community

Yet another explosion rocks Malmo Sweden, this one targeting the Jewish Community directly.

Transcript: PM Netanyahu’s Speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Transcript of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech in the UN on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

Netanyahu Warns the World: A Nuclear Iran Is like a Nuclear Al Qaeda

"I ask, given this record of Iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, just imagine Iranian aggression with nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said to the assembly.

Abbas Blasts Israel as ‘Racist’ at UN Speech, Downplays Statehood Bid

Describing what he said were "racist" attacks by settlers on Palestinians in collusion with the Israeli government, Abbas told the General Assembly on Thursday that he has reached the conclusion "that the Israeli government rejects the two-state solution." He said, however, that Palestinians remain ready to negotiate a two-state solution. "We do not seek to delegitimize an existing state, that is, Israel," Abbas said.

Germany Initiating Pro-Circumcision Legislation

A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.

Jewish House Dems Support Obama’s Refusal to Meet Netanyahu, Warn Bibi to Cool It

California representative Henry Waxman blamed PM Netanyahu for negative press Obama sustained as a result of his refusal to rearrange his schedule to meet with the Israeli leader during the recent UN General Assembly convention in New York. Massachusetts representative Barney Frank said the fallout over the meeting indicates that “Maybe Netanyahu’s for Romney. And he’s making a mistake if he is.”

Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

Israel’s UN Envoy Leaves Session in Protest When A-Jad Takes Podium

Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor left a UN session on Monday in protest when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium. Ahmadinejad was present to speak about the rule of law in a session on the subject.

PM Netanyahu Apologizes for Embarrassing Ban Ki-Moon

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for publicizing details of a conversation between the two regarding the Ban’s visit to Tehran in August.

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