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Poll: 45 percent of Britons favor banning kosher slaughter

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About 45 percent of 1,900 Britons polled favored banning Jewish ritual slaughter and 38 percent said they favored banning non-medical circumcision. In the poll, which...

France reportedly backs designating Hezbollah militiamen as terrorists

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The French government supports adding the armed wing of Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations, an Arabic daily reported. French Foreign Minister...

Canada’s largest student association endorses Israel boycott

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The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. With the passage late last week...

Interpreting the straw poll

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by Maxine Dovere JNS.org The foreign policy positions of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which have already generated some concern in the Jewish community, might remain...

New Israeli Gov. Initiative Could Impact Relationship Between Young Jews And Israel

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There are high-level discussions taking place with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel about an initiative that could significantly impact the relationship...

Germany OKs funding jump for survivors

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by David Holzel Senior Writer The announcement last week that Germany had agreed to an unprecedented additional $1 billion in funding over four years for Holocaust...

AJC’s imperative to connect

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by Eric Hal Schwartz Staff Writer Speaking to a packed room at the AJC's (American Jewish Committee) annual Global Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke...

Dollars for peace

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by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer Secretary of State John Kerry's recent announcement of a major effort to pump $4 billion into the Palestinian economy as a way...

New bill would make survivor support a priority

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by David Holzel Senior Writer Bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress last week to give additional support to elderly Holocaust survivors has raised the sense of urgency...

Rabbis urge Obama: Work for peace in Sudan

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Nearly 500 rabbis have signed onto a letter to President Obama, urging him to continue to work toward peace in Sudan. The May 24 letter...