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Raoul Wallenberg Honored Down Under

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Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save up to 100,000 Jews during the Holocaust, was honored in an Australian parliament.Read More


Europeans Launch E-Survey on Anti-Semitism

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The European Union has launched an online survey into how Jews experience anti-Semitism in nine member states.Read More


Ed Koch Hospitalized With Anemia

Edward I. Koch, the former three-term mayor of New York City, was hospitalized on Tuesday for anemia, the New York Times reported.Read More


Israel Envoy Denies Hitting GOP Over Partisanship

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Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, “categorically denied” that he specified the Republican Party when he described as harmful making Israel a partisan issue.Read More


European Jewish Leader Urges 'Compromises'

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The president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, urged dozens of imams and rabbis to accept “compromises” in negotiating religious liberties in Europe.Read More


Wailing Wall Gets Good Marks From Engineers

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The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers.Read More


Guma Aguiar Left Tefillin on Ghost Yacht

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Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who went missing in June, left his tefillin on his abandoned boat.Read More


Berlin Schoolgirls Hit by Anti-Semitic Abuse

By Haaretz

Jewish school girls were verbally assaulted with anti-Semitic slurs in Berlin on Monday, in the second attack on Jews reported in the German capital in less than a week.Read More


Catholics Condemn 'Price Tag' Attack on Monastery

By Haaretz

The Catholic Church condemned the so-called “price-tag” attack against an Christians monastery on Tuesday, with high-ranking church offices denouncing the “teaching of contempt” against Christians prevalent in Israeli society.Read More


S. African University Says No to Israel Boycott

By JTA

Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.Read More





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