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New Flotilla Boat Heads for Gaza

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Israel asked the United Nations to stop a Swedish-owned ship carrying human rights activists from attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.Read More


Dutch Town Backs Down on Holocaust Memorial

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Following protests, the Dutch town of Geffen will not display the names of German Wehrmacht soldiers along with Jewish Holocaust victims on a new monument.Read More


Twitter Blocks German Neo-Nazis' Account

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Twitter has blocked messages in Germany from a group banned by local authorities over right-wing extremism, using its powers to withhold content in one specific country for the first time.Read More


Judge Blocks Circumcision Rite Form for Now

By JTA

A temporary restraining order against New York delayed the start of a new informed consent requirement for a controversial circumcision rite.Read More


Dutch Rabbi Objects to Nazis in Monument

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A Dutch rabbi has demanded that the names of his relatives be removed from a monument which commemorates Jewish Holocaust victims along with German soldiers who died in World War II.Read More


Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank

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Palestinians in the West Bank go to the polls on Saturday in long-delayed municipal elections that have already highlighted deep divisions in the occupied territory and stoked complaints about a lack of leadership.Read More


'Superman' Creator's Heirs Lose Suit to Comics Giant

By JTA

The heirs of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster do not have the right to reclaim copyrights to the popular character, a federal judge ruled.Read More


One Third of Israelis at Risk of Poverty

By JTA

One-third of Israelis are at risk of poverty, a new report shows.Read More


Netanyahu Backs Parts of 'No Occupation' Report

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask his Cabinet to approve some of the conclusions of a report that says that West Bank settlements are legal under international law.Read More


Hadassah Hospital Unveils 19-Story Tower

By JTA

A state-of-the-art, 19-floor tower was dedicated at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.Read More





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