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UK Rabbi Declared 'Not Fit' After Harassment Accusation

Five London rabbis have declared Rabbi Chaim Halpern from Golders Green “not fit” to act as rabbi because of accusations that he had behaved “inappropriately” with women.Read More


Two-State Solution Hangs in Balance, Obama Waits

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President Barack Obama may have believed he had at least until his inauguration next month to renew efforts to forge a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but events since he won re-election have put fresh demands on the president.Read More


F-16 Engines Appear Stolen From IDF Base

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Several engines of F-16 fighter jets appear to have been stolen from an Israel Air Force base, the Israel Defense Forces said.Read More


Yankees Offer Youkilis $12 Million

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Yankees Offer Youkilis $12 MillionRead More


NY, NJ Lawmakers in Bolivia To Press for Ostreicher’s Release

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A Republican congressman from New Jersey and a Democratic congresswoman from New York are in Bolivia to press for the release of a businessman who has been jailed without charges of 18 months.Read More


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





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