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Iran Official Blames Drug Trade on Jews, Talmud

By JTA

An Iranian vice president blamed “Zionists” for the global drug trade and said the Talmud encourages promoting addiction in non-Jewish communities.Read More


Hungary Police Quiz Whistle-Blowing Rabbi

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A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community.Read More


German Jews Angry at Anti-Circumcision Law

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Germany’s top Jewish leader has reacted sharply to a court ruling in the District Court of Cologne, which would make ritual circumcision for boys a criminal act.Read More


Claims Conference Boosts Help for Greek Jews

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The Claims Conference will significantly increase its aid to Greece’s Jewish community in light of the country’s economic crisis and the recent rise of a neo-Nazi party.Read More


Amid Swirl of History, Egypt Steps Back From Brink of Chaos

By Abdallah Schleifer

Cairo was awash with rumors, yet in the end even the military couldn’t stand in history’s way. Chaos was averted and Egypt’s new president set the country on democratic path.Read More


Charles Barron Loses Race for Congress

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City Councilman Charles Barron, a fierce critic of Israeli policy who was opposed by Jewish lawmakers and top party officials, lost in his bid to secure the Democratic nomination in a Brooklyn congressional race.Read More


Gilad Shalit Meets Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas.Read More


Senate Calls for Olympics Munich Remembrance

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The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to observe a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics for the Munich 11.Read More


'Elmo' Booted From Central Park for Anti-Semitic Rant

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A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the New York landmark.Read More


Gad Beck, Gay Holocaust Survivor, Dies

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Gad Beck, the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, died in Berlin.Read More


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