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Sequestration Budget Cuts Would Slash Aid to Israel

By JTA

Sequestration could lead to cuts in military assistance to Israel, Jordan and Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress.Read More


Prisoner X Case Raises Ugly Issue of 'Dual Loyalty' for Australia Jews

By JTA

As more details have seeped out about the mysterious life and death of Israel’s Prisoner X – identified last week by an Australian TV program as Ben Zygier – the wall of silence surrounding those who knew him has begun to show some cracks.Read More


Exeter Synagogue, One of Britain's Oldest, Plans 250th Anniversary Renovation

By JTA

One of Britain’s oldest synagogues will be renovated ahead of its 250th anniversary.Read More


Australia Zionists Deny Israel Trips Are Prisoner X-Style Mossad Recruit Front

By JTA

The Zionist Federation of Australia blasted as “totally uninformed and mischievous” several claims in the media that Israel programs serve as recruitment camps for the Mossad.Read More


Jewish Groups Split on 354-72 House Vote To Allow FEMA Sandy Aid to Synagogues

By JTA

Despite the strength of its House approval, the bill has stirred controversy, but the divisions are novel: Instead of the classic disagreements engendered by church-state arguments, this one has liberal Democrats disagreeing and the two major Jewish civil rights groups on opposite sides.Read More


Was Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Director of '5 Broken Cameras' Detained in L.A.?

By Nirit Anderman (Haaretz)

Michael Moore, the American film director, sent a message Wednesday on his Twitter social networking account saying that the Palestinian co-director of the film “5 Broken Cameras,” Emad Burnat, had been detained early Wednesday morning by U.S. immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving at the airport overnight.Read More


Hungary Students Suspected of Keeping Anti-Semitic 'Jewish List'

By JTA

Members of the student council of the University of Budapest reportedly have compiled illegal lists of students’ presumed religion, ethnic background including Jewish origins, and political affiliation.Read More


Hungary Jews Emigrate Amid Anti-Semitism and Economic Recession

By JTA

As many as 1,000 Hungarian Jews are believed to be leaving the country each year, spurring fears among Jewish leaders about the future of Central Europe’s largest Jewish community with nearly 100,000 people.Read More


Lawmakers Meet Cuba's Raul Castro on Jailed Jewish Contractor Alan Gross

By Reuters

A seven-member U.S. congressional delegation met on Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, official media reported, to improve relations that have been strained since U.S. government contractor Alan Gross was imprisoned there in 2009.Read More


France Sees 58% Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents

By JTA

France saw an increase of 58 percent in anti-Semitic incidents in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to a report by the French Jewish community.Read More


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