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Protest Leader Arrested in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Daphni Leef, one of the leaders of Israel’s social justice protest movement, was dragged away by police during a demonstration on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard.Read More


British Schools Cut Pork From Lunch Menus

By Haaretz

Animal welfare, religious tolerance and political correctness all seem to be conflicting with each other in Britain as politicians, educators and community leaders try to balance dietary customs and liberal values. While the government tries to find a way to accommodate Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter and at the same time conform with what they see as acceptable limits on cruelty to animals, schools across London are taking pork sausages, a long-time staple of children’s meals, off the menu.Read More


Fake Documents Used by Settlers To 'Buy' Arab Land

By Haaretz

Hussein Farahat was born in 1919 in the West Bank village of Ein Yabrud, northeast of Ramallah. He owned a seven-dunam plot of land (1.75 acres ). He did not live to see the establishment of the settlement of Beit El; he died at home in 1971, survived by five children.Read More


Hundreds Flock to Social Justice Protest Site

By Haaretz

Hundreds of people descended on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard on Friday, in attempt to revive last year’s wave of social protests.Read More


No Hope for Peace While Arab Unrest Continues

By Haaretz

For decades Prof. Itamar Rabinovich has studied the Middle East, analyzing Israel’s complex status in the region and documenting its attempts to achieve peace with its neighbors.Read More


Latvian Quits Over Holocaust Restitution Plan

By JTA

Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins has resigned in protest of plans to offer restitution for Jewish property seized after the Holocaust.Read More


Boston Woman Detained Over Tallit at Western Wall

By Haaretz

Jerusalem police detained an American woman for nearly four hours for wearing a tallit, or prayer shawl, ‘incorrectly’ at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site.Read More


Hungarian Jews Feel 'Increasing Danger'

By JTA

Hungarian Jews “feel increasing danger” in a country with a government that condones anti-Semitism, the president of Hungary’s Jewish community said.Read More


Slovakia Opens First-Ever Jewish Museum

By JTA

The Jewish community in Bratislava has inaugurated a community-run Jewish museum in the women’s gallery of the only synagogue in the Slovak capital.Read More


Jewish Woman Detained at Western Wall

By JTA

Israeli police detained a woman wearing a tallit at the Western Wall and later questioned her for four hours.Read More





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