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Anti-Islam Filmmaker Denies Parole Violation

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A California man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world denied in court on Wednesday that he had violated probation on a bank fraud conviction, and was ordered to remain in jail until his case can be heard on its merits.Read More


Malmo Jews Not Cowed by New Attack

By JTA

A Jewish center in the Swedish city of Malmo was hit by a firebombing last month. The latest in a string of attacks has only girded the community to resist anti-Semitism.Read More


Italian Women Object to Monument to Fascist

By JTA

A new Italian women’s group has added its voice to protests over a publicly funded monument honoring the World War II-era fascist leader Rodolfo Graziani.Read More


1M American Jews Seek Identity Outside Shul

By JTA

Some 1 million American Jews – or one in 6 – are actively seeking Jewish expression and engagement outside of synagogue life, according to a new study.Read More


Olmert Hasn't Decided on Bibi Challenge

By Reuters

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hasn’t yet decide whether to stage a political comeback by challenging Benjamin Netanyahu in an election early next year.Read More


German Cabinet Approves Law Allowing Circumcision

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Germany’s cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday protecting the right to circumcise infant boys, which it says will end months of legal uncertainty after a local court banned the practice, causing outrage among Muslims and Jews.Read More


Israeli Rabbi Steals Torah Scrolls From Shul

By JTA

Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing Torah scrolls from the synagogue of his community near Be’er Sheva.Read More


London Police Probe Jewish School Attack

By JTA

Police in the London area are reportedly investigating a suspected arson attack at a Jewish primary school.Read More


French Police Bust Anti-Jewish Bomb Lab

By JTA

French police say they busted a bomb lab near Paris. They believe it is linked to members of a Jihadist cell suspected of the recent bombing of a Jewish store.Read More


Mitt Romney Says 'No Daylight' With Bibi

By JTA

Mitt Romney has said that he and Benjamin Netanyahu would employ the same “test” for Iran’s nuclear program, but that a strike was “a long way” off.Read More





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