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Dutch Withdraw Bill Banning Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

A bill to ban ritual slaughter was withdrawn by the Dutch Senate days before a scheduled vote.Read More


Day Schools Say Ex-Teacher Molested Students

By JTA

Two Jewish schools in New Jersey have contacted police about a former teacher that they say had “inappropriate sexual contact” with students.Read More


Reform Movement Biennial Opens With Mogel, Sharansky

By Forward Staff

Best-selling author Wendy Mogel and Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky will be among the speakers tonight at the opening plenary of the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial conference. The gathering, which runs through Sunday, will also feature keynote addresses by President Barack Obama, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Read More


Le Pen Deputy Visits Israel

By JTA

Louis Aliot, vice president of France’s National Front party, is visiting Israel to try to drum up support for Marine Le Pen in elections this spring.Read More


Barak: Treat Jewish Extremists Like Terrorists

Israel needs to see if the actions of right-wing extremist could be legally defined as terror, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday, as Justice Minister Yaakov Ne’eman weighed emergency measures in the wake of recent “price tag” attacks and assaults on IDF troops.Read More


No Successor Picked for Britain's Rabbi Sacks

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England’s United Synagogue denied a report that the post of chief rabbi had been offered to Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi.Read More


Bibi Vows Crackdown on Anti-Army Extremists

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the attack by right-wing extremists on an IDF base in the West Bank has “crossed all the lines,” and that he intends to establish a special task force to tackle the growing phenomenon.Read More


Top Congress Stories Include Weiner, Giffords

By Forward Staff

Three Jewish stories made Politico’s end-of-year list of the Top 10 Congressional stories of 2011.Read More


Lieberman Says Palestinian People No 'Invention'

By Forward Staff

Sen. Joe Lieberman rejected Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are an “invented” people, calling their existence a “reality.”Read More


Palestinians Raise Flag at UNESCO Ceremony

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at a ceremony marking its entrance into the United Nations cultural agency.Read More


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