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Jewish Groups Praise Senate for Jackson Vanik Action

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Jewish groups praised the U.S. Senate for graduating Russia and Moldova out of Jackson-Vanik provisions that restricted trade.Read More


Meshaal Returns To Gaza With Wider Ambitions

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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrived in the Gaza Strip on Friday, ending 45 years of exile from Palestinian land with a visit that underscored the Islamist group’s growing confidence following a recent conflict with Israel.Read More


Dutch Jewish Broadcast Network Faces Closure

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The Dutch government said it would stop funding the country’s Jewish broadcasting network in 2016, possibly leading to its closure.Read More


HRW Demands Israel Justify Strike That Killed 12

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Human Rights Watch urged Israel on Friday to provide a full account of its air strike on a house in the Gaza Strip that killed 12 civilians last month, saying the action appeared to have been illegal.Read More


Austrian Jewish Group Bans Lauder in Election Spat

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Austria’s official Jewish organisation has banned billionaire Ron Lauder, head of the World Jewish Congress and a former U.S. ambassador, from its property over complaints he meddled with its elections.Read More


1 Million Join Virtual March Honoring Soviet Jewry

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More than 1 million people have signed on to join a “virtual march” commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.Read More


Rabbis Urge Congress End Tax Cuts for Wealthiest

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More than 275 rabbis signed on to a letter to Congress urging the lawmakers to end tax cuts for those earning more than $250,000 a year.Read More


Senate Repeals Jackson-Vanik Amednment

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation to punish Russian human rights violators as part of a broader bill to expand U.S. trade with Washington’s former Cold War enemy.Read More


Father of Woman Killed by Sandy Dies

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The father of a woman killed by a falling tree at the height of Hurricane Sandy himself died on Thursday, according to reports.Read More


JNF to Distribute Christmas Trees

By JTA

The Jewish National Fund will distribute free Christmas trees to local churches, monasteries, convents, embassies and foreign journalists.Read More





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