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Abbas Vows To Seek Palestinian Statehood

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Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that the Palestinian Authority has decided to seek United Nations recognition as a non-member state. This will happen, said the Palestinian president, despite United States pressure opposing the move.Read More


Berlin Circumcision Move Not Enough: AJC

By JTA

The American Jewish Committee condemned a decision earlier this week by the state of Berlin that places restrictions on circumcisions.Read More


Chabad Buys Manhattan Building for $42M

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Chabad has purchased a building in midtown Manhattan for $42 million.Read More


Anti-Semitic Graffiti Hits N.J. Town

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Police are investigating a graffiti attack in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in New Jersey as a hate crime.Read More


Maariv Newspaper To Be Sold

By Haaretz

Israel’s Maariv daily will be sold to Shlomo Ben-Zvi, owner of the daily Makor Rishon, for NIS 85 million, Maariv said on Friday.Read More


Help Needed To Build Montenegro Synagogue

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Two Jewish organizational leaders asked Montenegro’s president to help the Balkan country’s small Jewish community build a synagogue.Read More


Jews Want Perjorative Out of Spanish Dictionary

By JTA

The representative body of Spain’s Jewish community has renewed efforts to have a pejorative word connected to Jews scrapped from the country’s official dictionary.Read More


280 Graduate From Chabad Rabbi School

By JTA

Chabad’s Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, N.J., plans to ordain 280 new rabbis at an event the movement is billing as the largest ordination class in the modern era.Read More


Catholics Warn Israel on Anti-Christian Attacks

By Haaretz

The “price tag” vandalism this week of the monastery at Latrun, in which the culprits sprayed the building’s facade with the words “Jesus is a monkey” and set the front door alight, prompted a fierce statement of condemnation signed by Catholic church leaders here.Read More


French Soccer Fan Fined for Nazi Salute

By JTA

A French judge has fined a French soccer fan for making a Hitler salute at a match and banned him from entering his city’s main stadium.Read More





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