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Israel: No 'Problematic' Terms Like Palestine State

By Reuters

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has instructed its diplomats to refuse to accept any official mail that uses “problematic terminology” such as the “state of Palestine.”Read More


Palestinian Win More Support for Statehood

By Reuters

More European states joined France on Wednesday in backing a Palestinian bid for limited statehood, but Britain held back, saying it wanted an assurance that the Palestinians would not pursue Israel through the International Criminal Court.Read More


Alan Gross Won't Be Released, Cuba Says

By Paul Berger

The Cuban government announced Alan Gross would not be freed, dashing hopes of a breakthrough for the Jewish American contractor jailed for three years.Read More


Hungary Jews Complain About Neo-Nazi 'List'

By JTA

A Hungarian Jewish organization said it will file a complaint against a lawmaker who proposed drawing up a list of “dangerous” Jews in government.Read More


Britain May Support Palestinian Statehood Bid

By Reuters

Britain said it would support a Palestinian bid for a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations if it received assurances that the Palestinians would return to peace talks and would not seek to prosecute Israelis through the International Criminal Court.Read More


Even in Israel, Some Jews Reject Circumcision

By Reuters

Nearly all baby boys in Israel are circumcised. A small but growing minority of Jews are rejecting the practice, reflecting a global movement questioning its value.Read More


Europeans Plan Visa Ban on Extremist Settlers

By JTA

European diplomats have recommended imposing visa bans on violent Israeli settlers, as Denmark helped organize a workshop on labeling settlement goods in the European Union.Read More


Dutch Give Out Nazi Barbed Wire as Museum 'Souvenirs'

By JTA

A Dutch Holocaust museum announced it would hand out pieces of barbed wire from a Nazi concentration camp to visitors, to be kept as souvenirs.Read More


Egyptians Sentenced to Death for Anti-Islam Film

By Reuters

A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and had prompted violent protests in many Muslim countries.Read More


Bolivians Accused of Trying to Extort Jacob Ostreicher

By Gal Beckerman

Six Bolivian government officials, allegedly involved with a scheme to rob and extort Jacob Ostreicher, an American Jewish businessman, were arrested on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.Read More





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