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Rally Denounces Hungary 'Jewish List' Party

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Around 10,000 Hungarians protested on Sunday against the far-right opposition Jobbik party, after one of its lawmakers triggered outrage and memories of Nazism by calling for lists of Jews to be drawn up.Read More


Joyous Crowds Welcome Abbas After U.N. Win

By Reuters

Crowds welcomed President Mahmoud Abbas back to the West Bank on Sunday and celebrated the United Nations General Assembly’s de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.Read More


Finnish Pol Defends 'Jewish Control' Comment

By JTA

Finnish lawmaker Pertti Salolainen reportedly dismissed criticism of his references to “Jewish control” over U.S. politics as “a pure analysis of foreign policy.”Read More


Poland: Animal Welfare Laws Bar Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

Poland may need to changes its laws on animal welfare to preserve ritual slaughter there, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture said.Read More


Hungary Far Right Targets 'Israeli' Lawmaker

By JTA

A lawmaker for Hungary’s ultra-nationalist Jobbik party has demanded a fellow lawmaker resign because she has Israeli citizenship.Read More


Brushing Off Attacks, Bibi Vows More Settlements

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off world condemnation of Israel’s plans to expand Jewish settlements after the Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood.Read More


Jeffrey Katzenberg Wins 'Oscar' for Charity Work

By Reuters

Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg received an honorary Oscar for his charitable work on Saturday at a star-studded gala that kicked off the movie awards season and bestowed film industry gold on three other industry veterans.Read More


Israel Refuses To Give Revenues to Palestinians

By Reuters

  • Israel said on Sunday it was withholding this month’s transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, after the United Nations’ de facto recognition of a Palestinian state.

Jewish Teacher Sent to Face Aussie Sex Charges

By JTA

An American Jew was extradited to Australia and charged with multiple counts of indecent assault and indecent acts with a minor at an Orthodox Jewish school.Read More


Jonathan Pollard Collapses in Jail Cell

By JTA

Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard collapsed in his jail cell and was hospitalized.Read More





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