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Mali Islamists Torch 20,000 Timbuktu Books

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Islamist fighters fleeing Mali’s ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu as French and Malian troops closed in set fire to a South African-funded library there containing thousands of priceless manuscripts, the city’s mayor said on Monday.Read More


London Times Cartoon Depicts Benjamin Netanayahu Building Bloody Wall

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An editorial cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement was published in London’s Sunday Times.Read More


Former Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon Has 'Significant' Brain Activity Despite Coma

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Tests on former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon showed that he has significant brain activity, despite being presumed to be in a vegetative state.Read More


Barack Obama: Fight Against Hate on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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President Obama in a statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day said the spirit of Holocaust resistance must inspire policy today.Read More


Rabbis Changed Prayers To Make Barack Obama's Inaugural Service 'Jew-ier'

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The rabbis at President Obama’s inaugural prayer service all made changes from the readings they were planning to deliver. They said the goal was to be a little ‘Jew-ier.’Read More


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'

By JTA

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

By JTA

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





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