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Diane Feinstein's Plan for Assault Weapon Ban Will Get a Vote in Senate

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The senator leading the charge to revive a U.S. assault weapons ban conceded on Sunday, just days before hearings on gun control open, that winning Senate passage will be tough but said she has been assured she will have the chance to bring it up for a vote.Read More


92-Year-Old Auschwitz Survivor Cited in Aussie

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A 92-year-old Auschwitz survivor was among more than a dozen Jews to be honored on Australia Day.Read More


39% of French Say Jews Hold 'Too Much Power'

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A new survey on how Frenchmen perceive Jews revealed widespread anti-Semitism alongside high support for Israel and pro-Jewish sentiments.Read More


Sylvio Berlusconi Sparks Italy Outrage by Praising Mussolini at Holocaust Event

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Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi triggered outrage from Italy’s political left on Sunday with comments defending fascist wartime leader Benito Mussolini at a ceremony commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust.Read More


Hungary Plans Synagogue Amid Rise of Anti-Semitic 'Jewish List' Jobbik Party

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The Jewish community of Budapest has announced plans to build a new synagogue for the first time in 80 years.Read More


New Zealand's Jewish Prime Minister John Key Leads Holocaust Remembrance

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New Zealand’s prime minister, whose mother escaped Europe on the eve of the Holocaust, launched an exhibition to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Read More


Jewish Leaders Back New White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

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President Obama named as his new chief of staff a security official, Denis McDonough, who has strong ties to the Jewish organizational community.Read More


Richard Wagner's Bicentennial Sparks Effort to Split Music and Anti-Semitism

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Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite and Adolf Hitler’s favorite music composer. As his 200th birthday nears, the problem has been separating these facts.Read More


Michael Bloomberg Gives $350M to Johns Hopkins

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $350 million of his multibillion-dollar fortune to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, in a gift that will bring his total lifetime donations to the institution to over $1 billion, the school said on Saturday.Read More


Israel Admits Birth Control Program for Ethiopians

By Talila Nesher (Haaretz)

A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.Read More





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