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Extremist Jews Try To Torch Israel Mosque

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Extremist Jews Try To Torch Israel Mosque
Israeli police are investigating the torching of the entrance to a mosque in northern Israel and the spraying of anti-Arab slogans on its walls.Read More


Hardline Rabbi Named Head of Israel's Shas Party

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Hardline Rabbi Named Head of Israel's Shas Party
xShalom Cohen, a hardline rabbi known for his overt hostility toward modern-Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox, Sephardi Shas Party.Read More


U.S., Israel Teaming Up to Facilitate Entry Into Visa Waiver Program

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U.S., Israel Teaming Up to Facilitate Entry Into Visa Waiver Program
The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program.Read More


Italian Politician Beppe Grillo Parodies Primo Levi Poem About Holocaust

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Italian Politician Beppe Grillo Parodies Primo Levi Poem About Holocaust
Beppe Grillo, an Italian comic turned politician, refused to apologize for his parody of a Primo Levi poem about the Holocaust to criticize Italy’s government and political system. Italian-Jewish leader Renzo Gattegna called the parody on Grillo’s blog an “obscenity.”Read More


Vladimir Putin Praises Russian Jews on Passover

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Vladimir Putin Praises Russian Jews on Passover
Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.Read More






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