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Brazil School Forces Jewish Child To Say Lord's Prayer

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A Brazilian man accused a teacher of forcing the man’s Jewish son to recite a Christian prayer at a public school.Read More


Dieudonne Mocks Jewish Murder Victim Ilan Halimi in New Show

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Months after his comedy tour was banned for its anti-Semitism, comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala launched a new show that mocks the Holocaust and Jewish murder victims.Read More


Martin Indyk Says Israeli Settlements Killed Middle East Peace Talks

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Martin Indyk, the former chief U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, said Israeli settlement activity caused the Palestinians to walk away from negotiations.Read More


7 Israel Soldiers Jailed for 'Revenge' Calls

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Seven Israeli soldiers were sentenced to prison for posting photos calling for retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teenagers.Read More


Kurds Wary of Israel Boost for Independence

By Dan Williams

A Kurdish diplomat has played down the significance of Israeli advocacy of independence for her people, saying it was not coordinated with the autonomous Kurdish government in Iraq and may be intended to served Israel’s interests.Read More


Israel Braces for Funeral of Teenage 'Revenge' Victim

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

Shelling across the Gaza Strip’s border tapered off on Friday while Israel braced for violent protests by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank at the funeral of a youth they believe was killed by far-right Jews.Read More


Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Father of Renewal Judaism, Dies at 89

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89.Read More


Ukraine Jewish Group Loses Funding Over Russia Criticism

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An organization representing Russian-speaking Jews cut funding for its Kiev office because of the office head’s criticism of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.Read More


15 Teens Win Tikkun Olam Awards

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Fifteen U.S. teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.Read More


German Teacher Caught Stealing 10 Victims Items From Auschwitz

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A teacher from Germany was arrested at Auschwitz after being caught with items that belonged to Holocaust victims.Read More





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