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Hungary Jews Fight Honor for Nazi-Era Puppet Ruler Miklos Horthy

By JTA

Hungary’s main Jewish organization has urged the government and parliament to prevent the honoring of Miklos Horthy, the country’s Holocaust-era ruler.Read More


London Rabbi Arrested on Sex Abuse Counts

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Media outlets have identified Chaim Halpern as the man believed to be arrested in London on charges of sexual misconduct.Read More


Despite Palestinian Director's Oscars Hassle, Customs Insists U.S. 'Welcoming'

By Reuters

A Palestinian filmmaker on his way to the Academy Awards said on Wednesday he was held at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation before being allowed into the United States.Read More


Marco Rubio and Benjamin Netanyahu Toast Israel Ties — With Water Bottles

By Reuters

Senator Marco Rubio and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toasted their nations’ close ties on Wednesday with a click of plastic water bottles reminiscent of the Republican’s sip seen ‘round the world in Washington last week.Read More


Sequestration Budget Cuts Would Slash Aid to Israel

By JTA

Sequestration could lead to cuts in military assistance to Israel, Jordan and Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress.Read More


Prisoner X Case Raises Ugly Issue of 'Dual Loyalty' for Australia Jews

By JTA

As more details have seeped out about the mysterious life and death of Israel’s Prisoner X – identified last week by an Australian TV program as Ben Zygier – the wall of silence surrounding those who knew him has begun to show some cracks.Read More


Exeter Synagogue, One of Britain's Oldest, Plans 250th Anniversary Renovation

By JTA

One of Britain’s oldest synagogues will be renovated ahead of its 250th anniversary.Read More


Australia Zionists Deny Israel Trips Are Prisoner X-Style Mossad Recruit Front

By JTA

The Zionist Federation of Australia blasted as “totally uninformed and mischievous” several claims in the media that Israel programs serve as recruitment camps for the Mossad.Read More


Jewish Groups Split on 354-72 House Vote To Allow FEMA Sandy Aid to Synagogues

By JTA

Despite the strength of its House approval, the bill has stirred controversy, but the divisions are novel: Instead of the classic disagreements engendered by church-state arguments, this one has liberal Democrats disagreeing and the two major Jewish civil rights groups on opposite sides.Read More


Was Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Director of '5 Broken Cameras' Detained in L.A.?

By Nirit Anderman (Haaretz)

Michael Moore, the American film director, sent a message Wednesday on his Twitter social networking account saying that the Palestinian co-director of the film “5 Broken Cameras,” Emad Burnat, had been detained early Wednesday morning by U.S. immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving at the airport overnight.Read More





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