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Obama Taps Howard Shelanski To Be New White House Regulatory Czar

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would pick Howard Shelanski, an antitrust expert, as his new regulatory czar, a powerful White House position charged with reviewing regulations proposed by government departments.Read More


Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Plotting To Bomb New York Synagogues

By Reuters

A man was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City, only the third conviction under a state terror statute passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.Read More


Europol Finds Links Between Hezbollah and Bulgaria Bombing

By JTA

The European Union’s police body, Europol, said in a report that “indications suggest possible links” between Hezbollah and a deadly terrorist attack in Bulgaria last year.Read More


Bethlehem Catholic Monastery Loses Court Battle on Israel Separation Wall

By Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s separation wall on its land on Friday, according to its lawyers.Read More


Dresden Gets First Town Rabbi Since 1938

By JTA

The Jewish community of Dresden is installing its first hometown rabbi since the Semper-Synagogue was destroyed during the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938.Read More


Israeli Army Breaks Up 500 Person Palestinian March on Jewish Settlement

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank on Friday.Read More


British Mandate Chief Compared Jewish Fighters to Nazis

By JTA

The High Commissioner of Palestine viewed the compared the behavior of Jewish fighters to that of the Nazis, newly published records show.Read More


Israel To Stop Using White Phosphorous in Battle

By Reuters

Israel said on Friday it was phasing out white phosphorus smokescreen munitions whose use during its 2008-2009 offensive in the heavily populated Gaza Strip drew war crimes allegations.Read More


Germans Fascinated by Nazi Era Eight Decades Later

By Reuters

An exhibition chronicling the Nazi party’s rise to power draws tens of thousands of visitors. Millions of TV viewers tune in to watch a drama about the Third Reich. A satirical novel in which Hitler pops up in modern Berlin becomes an overnight bestseller.Read More


Canadian Government To Build Holocaust Memorial in Capital

By JTA

The Canadian government announced plans to build a national Holocaust memorial in the nation’s capital.Read More


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