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Jewish Prisoner Argues Texas Must Provide Kosher Food

By Reuters

Lawyers for an imprisoned Jewish man argued in court on Monday that the state of Texas is violating his religious freedom by failing to provide him with kosher meals.Read More

US Supreme Court Rejects Rubashkin Appeal

By Reuters/ Josh Nathan-Kazis

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former chief executive of a kosher meat packing plant in Iowa who was sentenced to 27 years in prison on charges of financial fraud.Read More

Iran Economy Under Strain from Sanctions

By Reuters

A precipitous drop in Iran’s currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting “deeper and deeper” into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.Read More

Syria Accuses US, France of Arming and Funding 'Terrorists'

By Reuters

Syria’s foreign minister on Monday accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey of supporting “terrorism” by funneling arms, money and foreign fighters to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad while the U.N. chief decried killings and rights abuses by Assad’s government.Read More

After Dispute, Germany Resumes Ritual Circumcisions

By Alexandra Hudson/Reuters

The German Justice Ministry has issued the outlines of the new legislation that will protect a family’s right to circumcise their child, provided they have been fully informed about the procedure and use the “most effective pain relief possible”.Read More

Romney: Obama Lacks Resolve on Middle East

By Haaretz

Mitt Romney accused U.S. President Barack Obama of lacking resolve regarding the Middle East, Israel and Iran on Sunday, in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal.Read More

Israeli Finance Minister: Iran Economy on "Verge of Collapse"

By Reuters

Iran’s economy is edging towards collapse due to international sanctions over its controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday.Read More

Cuban Jewish Leaders Visit Alan Gross


Two Cuban Jewish leaders visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said they found him in “good spirits.”Read More

New Israeli Envoy to Vatican Takes Post


Zion Evrony has taken up his post as Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See.Read More

Obama Enacts Visa Program For Religious Workers


President Obama enacted a three-year extension to a visa program for religious workers.Read More

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