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Paris Family Pelted With Stones in Sukkah

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Unidentified assailants near Paris wounded a Jewish woman in her sukkah, one of three serious incidents in the last week and indicative of a reported 45 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in France in the first half of this year.Read More


Rome Marks Anniversary of Synagogue Bombing

By JTA

Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano participated in a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of a terror attack on Rome’s main synagogue that killed a toddler.Read More


Israel Lawmaker Seeks To Block Olmert Run

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Likud Party lawmaker Tzipi Hotovely reportedly petitioned Israel’s Central Elections Committee to prevent former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from running for office.Read More


Top Court Challenges Affirmative Action Program

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U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday vigorously challenged a University of Texas admissions program that favors some African-American and Hispanic applicants in a case that could determine how universities use affirmative action at campuses nationwide.Read More


Anti-Islam Filmmaker Denies Parole Violation

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A California man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world denied in court on Wednesday that he had violated probation on a bank fraud conviction, and was ordered to remain in jail until his case can be heard on its merits.Read More


Malmo Jews Not Cowed by New Attack

By JTA

A Jewish center in the Swedish city of Malmo was hit by a firebombing last month. The latest in a string of attacks has only girded the community to resist anti-Semitism.Read More


Italian Women Object to Monument to Fascist

By JTA

A new Italian women’s group has added its voice to protests over a publicly funded monument honoring the World War II-era fascist leader Rodolfo Graziani.Read More


1M American Jews Seek Identity Outside Shul

By JTA

Some 1 million American Jews – or one in 6 – are actively seeking Jewish expression and engagement outside of synagogue life, according to a new study.Read More


Olmert Hasn't Decided on Bibi Challenge

By Reuters

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hasn’t yet decide whether to stage a political comeback by challenging Benjamin Netanyahu in an election early next year.Read More


German Cabinet Approves Law Allowing Circumcision

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Germany’s cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday protecting the right to circumcise infant boys, which it says will end months of legal uncertainty after a local court banned the practice, causing outrage among Muslims and Jews.Read More


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