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Austria Renounces Ministry's Lieberman Insult

By JTA

Austria’s Foreign Ministry renounced a statement by the country’s defense minister in which he called Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s participation in the government “unbearable.”Read More


Women Detained for Wearing Prayer Shawls at Western Wall

By JTA

Three women were detained after attempting to pray at the Western Wall in Jewish prayer shawls.Read More


Amid Quisling Furor, Lithuanian Shul Defaced

By Haaretz

A famous Vilnius synagogue was vandalized over the weekend, shortly after an official ceremony in remembrance of Lithuania’s 1941 pro-Nazi leader. The event occurred on Friday, when assailants threw green paint at the façade of the only Vilnius synagogue that has remained active since before the Holocaust.Read More


Gross Advocates Wary About Cuba Spy Deal

By JTA

Advocates for Alan Gross say talk of a trade with the “Cuban Five” is a non-starter, but acknowledge hopes that the Obama administration will consider lower-level concessions for the five Cuban spies in exchange for Cuban considerations for the jailed American.Read More


British Jews Split Over Lieberman Invite

By Haaretz

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s visit to London this week is causing a furor within the local Jewish community. While one of the main pro-Israel organizations in Britain, the local branch of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), will be hosting an open event for community members with Lieberman today, a number of Jewish groups have come out against his invitation.Read More


S. African Envoy Summoned Over Labelling Flap

By JTA

Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South African ambassador to Israel over the publication of a notice announcing a ban on labeling as Israeli products that originate from the West Bank.Read More


Yemen's Jews Want Seats in Parliament

By JTA

The chief rabbi of Yemen has called on the country’s president to allow the Jewish community and other minority groups to have seats in the country’s parliament.Read More


Phila. Synagogue Hit by BB Gun Fire

By JTA

Officials at a Philadelphia synagogue are calling a BB gun attack on the synagogue a hate crime.Read More


Israel Lawmakers Spar Over African Refugees

By Haaretz

Knesset members engaged in a stormy debate on Monday, following comments by Interior Minister Eli Yishai that Israel should not let African asylum seekers work and that the United Nations is responsible for what happens in Eritrea and Sudan.Read More


Melbourne Day School Guard To Face Rape Charges

By JTA

An Orthodox Jewish man who worked as a security guard at a Jewish boys’ school in Melbourne was committed to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing children.Read More


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