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Dutch Mark 20th Anniversary Of El Al Amsterdam Crash As Questions Linger

10/15/2012

Chemical weapons, nuclear debris and Mossad agents in biohazard suits all have played prominent roles in the dozens of conspiracy theories surrounding the crash of an El Al airplane here 20 years ago this month.

But Rob Oudkerk, vice chairman of the Dutch parliament’s inquiry into the deadly crash, has studied and dismissed them all.

Crash site in the Biljmer neighborhood in Amsterdam.

Kafka's Writings To Go Public

After long legal battle, Israeli court orders papers transferred to the Israel National Library

10/15/2012

An Israeli court ruled that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in Jerusalem.

The Tel Aviv District Family Court made the ruling last Friday following a years-long legal battle.

Explosives Lab Used To Bomb Kosher Store Found

French police found lab of "jihadist cell" after interrogating 12 suspects

10/10/2012

French police found an explosives lab that they say was used by a "jihadist cell" in the bombing of a kosher store near Paris.

Francois Molins of the Paris prosecutor’s office said at a news conference Wednesday that the firearms and “all the elements necessary to produce explosive devices” were discovered the previous day at a parking lot in the eastern Paris suburb of Torcy.

French police found the cache after interrogating 12 suspects arrested over the weekend in various French cities, predominantly in Cannes and Paris, he added.

Jailed Alan Gross May Have Tumor

Doctors say Jewish-American contractor has mass behind right shoulder.

10/03/2012

Jailed Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross may have a cancerous tumor that needs to be treated, his lawyer said.

Gross has an unidentified mass behind his right shoulder, according to reports. Cuban doctors declared the mass to be a hematoma that would reabsorb over time.

CT and ultrasound scans of the mass conducted by the Cuban doctors were sent to Gross' lawyers in the United States.

Danish Health Director: No Reason To Ban Milah

10/24/2014
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Denmark’s national health authority sees no risks to justify recommending a ban on the non-medical circumcision of boys, the body’s director said in parliament.

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority’s director-general, Else Smith, made the statement during her address at a debate in the Danish parliament on Wednesday on the custom, which two Danish parties and the kingdom’s children’s ombudsman support banning because they find it violates children’s rights.

Hitler, Everywhere: A List

Hitler featured on Swiss coffee creamers are just one of many products bearing the Nazi leader's likeness.

10/23/2014
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It's not enough that Switzerland was "neutral" during the war, now they have to put Hitler on their coffee creamer?

Customers discovered the containers in German cafés and Swiss train stations, according to The New York Times; some creamers also featured the face of the Italian Fascist leader, Mussolini.

Swiss company Migros apologizes for the Hitler oversight. Dw.de

Poll: Majority Of Denmark Citizens Want Circumcision Banned

10/23/2014
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A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned.

New Life, New Mission For Ex-Jobbik Leader

After discovery of his Jewishness, Csanad Szegedi now taking on the fight against anti-Semitism he once preached.

10/21/2014
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Talk about atonement.

“I spent years of my life attacking Jews and encouraging others to hate Jews,” Csanad Szegedi tells students in Hungary’s public schools.

Revelation of his Jewishness came as a shock to Csanad Szegedi. Michael Datikash/JW

Jack The Ripper Not Necessarily Jewish

10/21/2014
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You can rest easy. Turns out Jack the Ripper might not have been Jewish after all.

Jack the Ripper. Wikimedia Commons

Klain Appointed U.S. Ebola Response Coordinator

10/20/2014
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Former White House official Ron Klain has been tapped to coordinate the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

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