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Jewish Teacher Sent to Face Aussie Sex Charges


An American Jew was extradited to Australia and charged with multiple counts of indecent assault and indecent acts with a minor at an Orthodox Jewish school.Read More

Jonathan Pollard Collapses in Jail Cell


Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard collapsed in his jail cell and was hospitalized.Read More

Settlement Plan Slammed by Britain and France

By Reuters

Britain and France condemned on Saturday a plan by Israel to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, saying international confidence in its desire to make peace with the Palestinians was at risk.Read More

Israel Kills Another Gaza Palestinian Along Border

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Hamas accused Israel on Saturday of violating the shaky, Egyptian-brokered Gaza truce of Nov. 21 after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian taking part in a protest at the enclave’s border fence.Read More

Germany's Merkel Assures Israel of Backing

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured Israel of her country’s support on Saturday, two days after Berlin disappointed the Jewish state by abstaining in a U.N. vote on the Palestinians’ status.Read More

Judge Refuses To Pull Anti-Islam Film From Net

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An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world lost on Friday her second legal bid to force the video off YouTube.Read More

Stevie Wonder Explains IDF Snub: 'I'm Against War'

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Singer Stevie Wonder explained his decision to cancel a planned performance for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces: “I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere.”Read More

Adelson Foe Named Head of National Union

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The president of a Las Vegas union that has clashed with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson will now lead UNITE HERE, a national hospitality workers union.Read More

Circumcision Ban Seen as Threat to Jewish Life


Richard Prasquier, the French Jewish leader, said that banning circumcision in Europe “would inevitably mean the end of Judaism” there.Read More

Spanish-Speaking Jews Discuss Political Shifts


Representatives of Jewish communities in Spanish-speaking countries are meeting this weekend in Miami to discuss the effects of recent political shifts on Jewish life in the Americas and Iberia.Read More

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