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French Lawyer Disbarred for Filing Motion Against Judge Because He Is Jewish


A lawyer from Lyon in eastern France has been disbarred for filing a motion to disqualify a Jewish judge because of his origins.Read More

Polish Jews Compare Torching of a Local Mosque to Kristallnacht


Representatives of the Jewish community of Gdansk, Poland, said the torching of a mosque had “frightening connotations” of the Nazi-inspired Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews.Read More

Kerry and Netanyahu To Meet in Rome To Discuss Peace Talks and Iran


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Rome with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss talks with the Palestinians and Iran.Read More

'Racist' Likud Campaign Ads Banned By Central Election Committee

By Jonathan Lis/ Haaretz

The Central Election Committee on Thursday banned campaign ads used by Likud candidates in the Carmiel and Tel Aviv municipal elections, saying they were racist and offensive.Read More

Madoff Employees Were 'Puppets' of Enigmatic Employer, Lawyers Say

By Reuters

Lawyers for five former employees of Bernard Madoff said on Thursday their clients were mere puppets under the spell of what one called an enigmatic “broker-dealer rockstar” and “pathological liar.”Read More

Palestinan Smashes Through Army Base With Bulldozer, Killed By IDF

By Gili Cohen/Haaretz

A Palestinian was killed by the Israel Defense Forces Thursday evening after smashing through the perimeter fence of the A-Ram army base driving a bulldozer.Read More

Avi Weiss Letter Vouching for American Couple Dismissed By Chief Rabbinate


The Chief Rabbinate of Israel rejected a letter vouching for the Jewishness of an American couple marrying in Israel written by well-known Orthodox Rabbi Avi Weiss, as well as at least 10 rabbis in other cases, The New York Jewish Week reported.Read More

Family of Nazi Demands Return of His Body From Italian Authorities

By Reuters

The family of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke demanded the return of his body on Thursday after his funeral was disrupted by protesters and his coffin taken away by Italian authorities.Read More

Hundreds of Indian Citizens With Jewish Heritage To Arrive in Israel


Hundreds of Indian citizens who claim to be Jews descended from the biblical tribe of Menashe will begin arriving in Israel in December.Read More

Belgian 'Holocaust Ad' Against Ritual Slaughter Riles Jews and Muslims


A Belgian radio ad that is accused of drawing on Holocaust themes to promote a ban on ritual slaughter has drawn sharp criticism from Jewish and Muslim representatives.Read More

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