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Man Charged in Bleach Attack on Victims Advocate

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A Brooklyn fishmonger was arrested for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.Read More


David Harris Steps Down at Democratic Council

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David Harris is leaving his job as president of the National Jewish Democratic Council.Read More


In Final Speech, Lieberman Trumpets Bipartisanship

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Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee.Read More


England's Jewish Population Rises to 280K

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England’s Jewish population has remained stable over the past decade, bolstered by Orthodox Jewry’s growth, according to an analysis of government data.Read More


German Parliament Votes To Allow Circumcision

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The German Parliament passed a law protecting the right of Jewish and Muslim parents to choose a ritual circumcision for their sons, after months of heated debate over efforts to ban the practice.Read More


Jacob Ostreicher Remains Jailed After Court Date

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A Bolivian appeals court refused to release New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months, instead sending his case back to a lower court.Read More


Confessed Killer of Etan Patz Back in Court

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The man who confessed to killing Etan Patz - the 6-year-old boy who vanished from his New York neighborhood three decades ago - was due in court on Wednesday and expected to enter a plea in the child’s murder.Read More


France Vows Crackdown on Religious Extremists

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France will deport foreign-born imams and disband radical faith-based groups, including hardline traditionalist Catholics, if a new surveillance policy signals they suffer a “religious pathology” and could become violent.Read More


Aborigines Reenact Aussie March Against Nazis

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Descendants of an Aboriginal elder who staged a unique protest against the Nazis in 1938 re-enacted his famous march to the German consulate in Melbourne.Read More


Environmental Agency Backs Palestinians on Wall

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An Israeli government environmental agency challenged the Defence Ministry in court on Wednesday over a section of the controversial West Bank wall that threatens an ancient Palestinian farming community.Read More





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