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Rabbi Unhappy With Dutch Kosher Slaughter Deal

By JTA

Shortly after approving a deal which allows kosher slaughter in the Netherlands, the chief rabbi of Amsterdam called the agreement “flawed” and warned it could ultimately eliminate the practice.Read More


Israel Starts Deportations of African Immigrants

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister announced that a planeload of illegal migrants would be returned to South Sudan, and he called the repatriation “orderly and dignified.”Read More


Romney: I'll Be Opposite of Obama on Israel

By JTA

Mitt Romney told an audience of Christian conservatives that he would do the “opposite” of what President Obama has done when it comes to Israel.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Object to Draft Excluding Arabs

By Haaretz

The Justice Ministry is working on an arrangement for drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews, but not Arabs - angering ultra-Orthodox MKs who fear that this would prevent the formation of a Haredi-Arab coalition on draft deferrals.Read More


Egyptians Want Jobs, Security and Freedom

By Haaretz

“Allah save Egypt,” said the banner running on the bottom of the screen of the Al Arabiya news channel.Read More


Peres: Israel Owes Obama 'Deepest Thanks'

By jta

Israel owes its “deepest thanks” to President Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres said, culminating a visit that included receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Read More


Jewish Lawmaker Silenced in Michigan

By JTA

A Michigan state lawmaker cited her Jewish faith in a floor speech on abortion law that got her silenced for a day because she used the word “vagina.”Read More


Canada Joins Campaign to Commemorate Munich Massacre

By JTA

Canada has joined an international campaign urging a moment of silence at the opening of the London Olympics to mark the 40th anniversary of the killing of Israeli athletes at the Munich Games.Read More


Bolivian Ministers to Look Into Ostreicher case

By JTA

Bolivian Cabinet ministers told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives human rights subcommittee that they would look into the case of a jailed Brooklyn Chasidic Jew.Read More


Kirk Douglas Set for Bar Mitzvah at 95

By JTA

At 95, Kirk Douglas has just released his tenth book and is prepping for his third bar mitzvah, which is scheduled for this coming December.Read More





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