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Rome Leader Riccardo Pacifici Slams Auschwitz Arrest 'Disgrace'

By Saviona Mane (Haaretz)

The head of Rome’s Jewish community, Riccardo Pacifici, was arrested in Poland and held overnight on Tuesday, after finding himself locked inside the Auschwitz death camp, where his grandparents were murdered. In a tweet he sent out in Italian, Pacifici called the arrest, which took place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, “a disgrace.”Read More

Israel Says Hezbollah Backs Away From Escalating Fight After Deadly Day

By Reuters

Israel said on Thursday it received a message from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah that it was backing away from further violence, a day after the worst deadly clashes in years erupted along the border.Read More

Argentina Jews Call for Ouster of Hector Timerman From Umbrella Group


Two member parties of AMIA have requested that Argentina’s foreign minister, Hector Timerman, be expelled from the Buenos Aires community organization.Read More

Nancy Pelosi Says Benjamin Netanyahu Speech to Congress Could Hurt Iran Talks

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress in March could damage the Obama administration’s attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday.Read More

Turkey Slams Israel at Holocaust Commemoration

By Ayla Jean Yackley

Israel on Wednesday accused a senior Turkish official of “misusing” a Holocaust commemoration to criticize Israeli policy, the latest exchange in a bitter row between the former allies.Read More

Man Who Gave Gun to Alberto Nisman Emerges From Hiding

By Reuters

The man who lent an Argentine prosecutor the gun that killed him the day before he was to testify in Congress about allegations against the president emerged from hiding on Wednesday, saying the investigator feared for his family’s life.Read More

Lawmaker Asks Pakistan To Protect Jewish Cemetery


A Jewish congressman wrote Pakistan’s ambassador asking for assurances that no harm would come to Karachi’s Jewish cemetery.Read More

United Nations Rights Chief Faults Both Israel and Palestinians on Gaza War

By Reuters

Israel and the Palestinians have failed to adequately investigate the full range of apparent human rights violations committed during the Gaza war last summer, the U.N. human rights chief said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.Read More

Jack Lew Meets With French Jewish Leaders


The Jews of France are committed to remaining in their country, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew said after meeting with the community’s leadership in Paris.Read More

'Hate Group' Funds Republican Trip to Israel


An upcoming Republican National Committee trip to Israel is being fully funded by a hate group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an American civil rights organization.Read More

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