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In Sweden, Middle East Conflict Plays Out in the Town Square

By Rukhl Schaechter

After counter-demonstrators critical of Israel interrupted a recent pro-Israel rally in Malmo, Sweden, the Jewish community held a second rally last week. The follow-up gathering was a bold challenge not only to the community’s increasingly vocal pro-Palestinian neighbors, but also to a perceived rise in anti-Israel sentiment in the Swedish media and government and in other institutions.Read More

The Pope Blinked, And Jewish Leaders Assess What’s Next

By Larry Cohler-Esses and Arthur J. Magida

As American Jewish leaders headed off to Rome for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on February 12, there was no doubt about what was at the top of their agenda.Read More

Chavez Sends Mixed Signals on Synagogue Attack

By Nathan Guttman

Still roiling from the desecration of a Caracas synagogue, Venezuela’s small Jewish community is trying to make sense of the conflicting messages it is getting from the Chavez government.Read More

Support for Turkey Dips After Davos Blowup

By Nathan Guttman

The American Jewish community is starting to question its long-standing support of Turkish interests in Washington, following Turkey’s public denunciation of Israel’s recent military actions in Gaza.Read More

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