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Germany's States Push for Ban of Neo-Nazi Parties

By Reuters

The heads of Germany’s 16 federal states unanimously agreed on Thursday to push ahead with a legal bid to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) despite reservations from Chancellor Angela Merkel.Read More


Forbes: Netanyahu 23rd Most Powerful Person

By JTA

President Obama for the second straight year was named the world’s most powerful person by Forbes magazine, which placed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 23rd on the list.Read More


Jordanian King Visits West Bank Amid Settlement Dispute

By Reuters

Jordan’s king visited the West Bank on Thursday in a show of support for Palestinians stung by Israel’s decision to expand settlements after their successful bid for de facto U.N. recognition of statehood.Read More


URJ Raps Israel Settlement Plan, Palestinian U.N. Move

By JTA

The Union for Reform Judaism criticized Israel for its decision to build new settlement housing and the Palestinians for unilaterally seeking upgraded status at the United Nations.Read More


4 Jewish Dems in Top House Committee Slots

By JTA

Four Jewish Democrats kept or earned top slots on U.S. House of Representatives committees.Read More


Gallery Defends Art Made of Holocaust Victims’ Ashes

By JTA

A Swedish art gallery owner has defended his gallery’s decision to show a painting made out of Holocaust victims’ ashes as “having no moral flaws.”Read More


Israel May Talk to Hamas Chief Meshaal

By Reuters

Israel once tried to kill Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in a botched assassination attempt on the streets of the Jordanian capital, Amman.Read More


EU Debates Response to Settlement Expansion

By Reuters

European Union states struggled to agree on Tuesday on a common response to Israel’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank, highlighting the divisions within the bloc over how to tackle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.Read More


Cuba Rejects U.N. Ruling on Alan Gross

By JTA

Cuba reacted angrily on Wednesday to a U.N. ruling that its imprisonment of American contractor Alan Gross was arbitrary and accused the United States of lying about his health.Read More


Would-be Bomber of N.Y. Synagogues Pleads Guilty

By JTA

A man charged with planning to blow up synagogues in New York City pleaded guilty to the state charges against him.Read More


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