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Sad Goodbye to Arlen Specter

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More than 1,000 people bid farewell on Tuesday to former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter at a service featuring tributes by family and dignitaries and concluding with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”Read More


Seeking To Protect Kosher Slaughter and Circumcision

By JTA

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor has unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms in order to enshrine them in Europe.Read More


Italy's Mario Monti Vows To Stand With Jews

By JTA

Italy’s prime minister promised Italian Jews he would stand beside them in the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.Read More


Romney Stumbles on Libya Attack in Debate

By JTA

President Barack Obama scored a hit on Mitt Romney when the challenger stumbled over the attack in Benghazi, Libya in the second presidential debate, while the GOP candidate tried to raise the issue of relations with Israel.Read More


Calls To Free Anti-Islam Film Poster

By Reuters

An Egyptian Coptic Christian arrested on suspicion of posting online an anti-Islam film that ignited Muslim protests around the world should be freed immediately, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.Read More


Wounded Pakistani Girl Praised for Education Stand

By JTA

The Pakistani teenage girl who was shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban was honored at an Anti-Defamation League concert.Read More


Jewish Groups Want Anti-Islam Ad Profits for Charity

By JTA

Some national Jewish organizations joined a coalition of religious groups calling on the Washington Metro system to donate profits from an anti-Islam ad to charity.Read More


Even LeBron James Is State Secret at Gitmo

By Reuters

U .S. security restrictions governing the statements of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 plot are so stringent that one defendant’s assessment of basketball star LeBron James was treated as a top national secret for two months, his lawyer said on Tuesday.Read More


David Cameron Says Not Time to Strike Iran

By JTA

British Prime Minister David Cameron told members of London’s Jewish community that Israel should give sanctions against Iran more time to work.Read More


Activists Blast Mindy Meyer Over Elephant

By Seth Berkman

Animal rights activists say Brooklyn state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer should have known better than to hire a trained elephant for a campaign fundraiser.Read More





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