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Hungary Priest From Far Right Jobbik Party Plans Anti-Jewish Rally

By JTA

A far-right Hungarian priest said an “anti-Zionist” demonstration will be held in Budapest on the first day of the World Jewish Congress’ General Assembly.Read More


Five Women Detained at Monthly Kotel Protest

By Reuters

Israeli police detained five women activists on Thursday at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.Read More


Pink Floyd Rocker Roger Waters Blames 92Y for Scrapping Planned Talk

By Paul Berger

Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters says Manhattan’s 92Y canceled his planned speaking event at the cultural center and he suspects it was because his criticism of Israel sparked “resistance in the local Jewish community.”Read More


Yeshiva Demonstration Against Jimmy Carter Honor Fizzles at Cardozo

By Seth Berkman

A planned protest of former President Jimmy Carter’s appearance at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law fizzled as he came to accept an award at the downtown Manhattan campus.Read More


Israeli Arab Charged for Joining Syria Rebels

By Reuters

Israel charged a member of its Arab minority on Wednesday with security offences for joining the Syrian insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad, saying he had associated with radical Islamist fighters.Read More


Obama Budget Dramatically Shifts Food Aid Policy for First Time in Decades

By Reuters

Preident Obama has asked for $47.8 billion for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, a six percent decrease from 2012 levels, because of the lower requests for Iraq and Afghanistan.Read More


Germans Bust Neo-Nazi Gang That Used Codes

By Reuters

German authorities said on Wednesday they had uncovered a network of far-right activists in prisons communicating by secret code.Read More


Portugal Considers Giving Citizenship to Descendants of Jews Who Fled Inquisition

By JTA

The parliament of Portugal is scheduled to vote on whether to naturalize descendants of 16th century Jews who fled the country because of religious persecution.Read More


Henrique Capriles, Venezuelan With Jewish Roots, Must Make Up Ground in Vote

By Reuters

After beating Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles in last year’s presidential election, Hugo Chavez telephoned him and courteously quipped: “You made me get out and work hard!”Read More


Auschwitz Center Hopes to Restore Home of Last Jew in Oswiecim

By JTA

The Auschwitz Jewish Center launched a fundraising campaign to rescue the house of Oswiecim’s last Jewish resident.Read More


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