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Ireland Backs Ban on Settlement Products

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Ireland would support a European Union ban on settlement goods, but “there is no prospect for reaching an agreement” on such a ban, the Irish foreign minister said.Read More


Spanish Jews Want Tough New Anti-Semitism Laws

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The president of Spain’s Jewish community called for changes to the country’s penal code to better combat online anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.Read More


Israel Riled Over Palestinian U.N. Bid: Oren

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The Palestinian Authority’s bid for an upgrade in U.N. status is of immediate concern in the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in a post-U.S. election interview.Read More


British Soccer Team Faces Music Over 'Yids' Chant

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London’s Tottenham Hotspur soccer team defended fans who call themselves “Yids,” saying they adopted the term as a defense against anti-Semitic taunting.Read More


Peter Salovey Named New Yale President

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Yale University named its provost, Peter Salovey, as the school’s new president.Read More


At Last! Florida Dems Claim Obama Victory

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Florida’s Democratic Party declared victory for President Barack Obama in the closely divided battleground state on Thursday, as he clung to a narrow but apparently insurmountable lead in the glacially slow tallying of votes from Tuesday’s election.Read More


Madoff Employee Faces 10 Years for Fraud

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One of Bernard Madoff’s longest-serving employees pleaded guilty on Thursday to falsifying records, a conspiracy that a prosecutor said began in the 1970s at the start of the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.Read More


Bibi Vows Cooperation in Call to Obama

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Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Barack Obama to congratulate him on his re-election on Thursday, after critics accused the Israeli prime minister of backing Mitt Romney and jeopardising ties with Washington.Read More


Maker of Anti-Islam Film Gets Year in Prison

By JTA

An Egyptian Christian man who is one of the key figures behind an anti-Islam film that sparked violence in the Middle East and throughout the world was sentenced to prison.Read More


Gabrielle Giffords Stares Down Shooter in Court

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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords watched in a federal courtroom on Thursday as the man convicted of killing six people and wounding 13 others, herself included, was to be sentenced for his crimes.Read More





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