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No Plans To Reverse Kosher Slaughter Ban, Polish Premier Says

By Reuters

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said he had no plans to reintroduce legislation to lift a ban on the production of kosher meat, despite mounting criticism from Isreal and Jewish groups that it is harmful to Jews in Poland.Read More

Temple Mount Closed to Jews on Tisha B'Av


The Jerusalem Police closed the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors a day after Arabs protested such visits.Read More

Norway Killer Anders Breivik's Neo-Nazi Pal Busted in France

By Reuters

A neo-Nazi linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was arrested in southwestern France on Tuesday after his wife bought four rifles, raising suspicions he could turn to violence, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.Read More

Survivors Seethe at 'Disgraceful' Embrace for Maccabiah Disaster Officials

By Dan Goldberg (Haaretz)

Sixteen years after the darkest chapter in Maccabiah history, some of the survivors of the 1997 bridge disaster are seething that officials found criminally responsible for the deaths of four Australians still continue to operate inside the Maccabi movement.Read More

Florida Official Sorry for Using 'Jew-ing'


The chairwoman of a board of commissioners in Franklin County, Fla. said she apologized to those who questioned her for using the word “jewing” to describe salary discussions at a public meeting.Read More

Both Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Now Lead N.Y. Comeback Races

By Reuters

Disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are frontrunners in their comeback races, a poll released on Monday showed, with most voters more forgiving about sexual misconduct than financial corruption.Read More

Leonard Garment, Nixon Advisor, Dies at 89

By Reuters

Leonard Garment, the special counsel to U.S. President Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal, has died, the New York Times reported on Monday. He was 89.Read More

Rabbis Meet Jonathan Pollard in Prison

By Forward Staff

Leaders of American Judaism’s two largest religious streams visited Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard in prison July 11 to underline their demand that he be freed after serving 28 years of a life sentence.Read More

'Racist' Rabbi Urged To Drop Sephardic Bid

By Haaretz

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu on Monday evening that it would be inappropriatefor the latter to run for the post of Sephardi chief rabbi, in light of certain contentious remarks and the “legal difficulties” posed by his candidacy.Read More

Israel Slammed for Sending Migrants Back to Eritrea

By Reuters

Israel has launched a forced repatriation of Eritrean migrants that amounts to a grave violation of their human rights because of the risk of persecution in their reclusive homeland, an advocacy group said on Monday.Read More

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