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In Final Speech, Lieberman Trumpets Bipartisanship

By Reuters

Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee.Read More


England's Jewish Population Rises to 280K

By JTA

England’s Jewish population has remained stable over the past decade, bolstered by Orthodox Jewry’s growth, according to an analysis of government data.Read More


German Parliament Votes To Allow Circumcision

By JTA

The German Parliament passed a law protecting the right of Jewish and Muslim parents to choose a ritual circumcision for their sons, after months of heated debate over efforts to ban the practice.Read More


Jacob Ostreicher Remains Jailed After Court Date

By JTA

A Bolivian appeals court refused to release New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months, instead sending his case back to a lower court.Read More


Confessed Killer of Etan Patz Back in Court

By Reuters

The man who confessed to killing Etan Patz - the 6-year-old boy who vanished from his New York neighborhood three decades ago - was due in court on Wednesday and expected to enter a plea in the child’s murder.Read More


France Vows Crackdown on Religious Extremists

By Reuters

France will deport foreign-born imams and disband radical faith-based groups, including hardline traditionalist Catholics, if a new surveillance policy signals they suffer a “religious pathology” and could become violent.Read More


Aborigines Reenact Aussie March Against Nazis

By JTA

Descendants of an Aboriginal elder who staged a unique protest against the Nazis in 1938 re-enacted his famous march to the German consulate in Melbourne.Read More


Environmental Agency Backs Palestinians on Wall

By Reuters

An Israeli government environmental agency challenged the Defence Ministry in court on Wednesday over a section of the controversial West Bank wall that threatens an ancient Palestinian farming community.Read More


Jewish Groups Back Gay Marriage at Top Court

By JTA

With public acceptance of same-sex marriage growing, liberal Jewish groups are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act that they have long opposed.Read More


Israel To Keep Palestinian Cash Till March

By Reuters

Israel will withhold tax revenues from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s administration until March at least in response to his statehood campaign at the United Nations, Israel’s foreign minister said.Read More


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