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Jewish Boxer Retains Championship Belt

By JTA

Carolina Raquel Duer successfully defended her World Boxing Organization’s super flyweight champion title.Read More


Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

By JTA

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) married his longtime partner Jim Ready.Read More


New Committee Will Write Israel Draft Law

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz have agreed on the establishment of a team to write a law on equality in military and national service.Read More


Berlin Bar Honors Jewish Lawyers

By Haaretz

An agreement to probe the persecution of Jewish lawyers in Nazi Germany was signed last week by the bar associations of Tel Aviv and Berlin. The two groups resolved to research, document, exchange information and organize joint conferences on the subject, and to cooperate on human rights issues.Read More


Israeli Protest Demands Equal Service

By Haaretz

An estimated 20,000 people demonstrated in Tel Aviv to demand that ultra-Orthodox and Arab Israelis share the burden of national service.Read More


Bibi Wants Duelling Draft-Law Committees

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that he has ordered the formulation of two teams to examine universal draft alternatives.Read More


Clinton Holds 'Productive' Talks With Abbas

By JTA

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas productive.Read More


U.N. Experts Will Probe West Bank Settlements

By JTA

The United Nations’ top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel’s West Bank settlements affect Palestinians.Read More


European Jews Hope To Stop Anti-Semitic 'Quake'

By JTA

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) is demanding a more proactive response to the recent escalation in anti-Semitic attacks around Europe, which its leader called “smaller tremors before a massive earthquake.”Read More


European Far-Right Groups Meet in Milan

By JTA

Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements due to be held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday.Read More





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