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Israel Ends 20-Month Boycott of U.N. Human Rights Group

By Reuters

Israel appeared before the main United Nations human rights body on Tuesday, ending a 20-month boycott of the Geneva forum which it accuses of bias against the Jewish state.Read More


Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Poland's First Post-Communist Leader, Dies at 86

By JTA

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Poland’s first post-Communist prime minister, was being remembered by the Jewish world for fighting anti-Semitism and as a friend of Israel. Mazowiecki, a former journalist, died Monday in Warsaw. He was 86.Read More


Iran Holds 'Very Productive' Talks With Nuke Watchdog

By Reuters

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran held “very productive” talks this week on how to advance a long-blocked investigation into Iranian atomic activities and will meet again in Tehran next month, they said in a rare joint statement on Tuesday.Read More


White House Tells Israel Lobby To Back Off on Iran for Now

By Ron Kampeas

The Obama administration may be on a collision course with pro-Israel advocates over an intensified sanctions bill that the White House fears may scuttle negotiations to resolve the standoff over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.Read More


139 Artworks Looted From Jews in Holocaust Found at Dutch Museums

By JTA

Dozens of Dutch museums are in possession of at least 139 items with “problematic origins,” a special commission on stolen Holocaust-era art in the Netherlands has determined.Read More


New York Jewish Deliveryman Wins $900K in Anti-Semitic Abuse Suit

By JTA

A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded a $900,000 jury verdict for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.Read More


Virtual Stumbling Blocks Holocaust Memorial to Jews Launched in Munich

By JTA

A virtual Holocaust memorial has been launched to remember Jewish victims from Munich.Read More


Saudi Blogger Who Tweeted About Prophet Mohammed Freed After 20 Months

By Reuters

A Saudi blogger was freed on Tuesday, 20 months after he was detained for publishing an imaginary conversation with Islam’s Prophet Mohammad on Twitter, his friend and a lawyer said, though there was no confirmation from the government.Read More


First Argentine Jewish Lawmaker Wears Faith on His Sleeve

By Diego Melamed

When he takes the oath of office in December as a new member of Argentina’s lower house of parliament, Rabbi Sergio Bergman will eschew the Christian Bible used by other legislators in favor of the Five Books of Moses.Read More


Obama and Netanyahu Discuss Peace Talks and Iran During Phone Call

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone on Monday and discussed recent developments on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and other regional issues, the White House said on Monday.Read More


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