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Young Frenchmen Know Little About Holocaust

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Most young Frenchmen never heard of the World War II roundup of Paris Jews, a survey shows.Read More


Clinton's 'Slap in Face' Rejection of Pollard Plea

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Supporters of Jonathan Pollard called Hillary Clinton’s remarks rejecting his possible clemency “a resounding slap in the face” to Israel’s leaders and its people.Read More


Kadima Quits Coalition Over Draft Dispute

By Haaretz

Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of Kadima Shaul Mofaz announced on Tuesday that his Kadima party is leaving the governing coalition following disagreements over a universal draft law.Read More


Iraq Rejects Offer To Split Jewish Archive

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Iraq has rejected a U.S. offer to receive half of the country’s Jewish Archives, which were removed from Iraq in 2003 following the U.S. launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom.Read More


Kadima to Leave Coalition After Conscription Talks Break Down

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The Kadima party will likely leave Israel’s government coalition after negotiations with Likud over a universal draft bill broke down.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Protest Planned Draft Law

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Thousands of members of a haredi Orthodox sect protested in Jerusalem against a planned universal military service law.Read More


Gadhafi's Mother Was Jewish: Ex-Aide

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Muammar Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, the late Libyan leader’s chief of protocol told an Arabic newspaper.Read More


Clinton: We Are on Same Page on Iran

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the United States and Israel are now on the same page regarding Iran.Read More


Adelsons Pledge $13M More to Birthright

By JTA

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have pledged $13 million to Birthright Israel in recognition of its Bar Mitzvah year.Read More


Czech Jews Hope To Get Back Property

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Czech Jewish leaders said they hoped their Senate would approve restitution of confiscated religious property.Read More





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