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Leaked EU Document: Sanctions Against Israel Under Consideration

11/18/2014
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The European Union is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continued settlement building, according to a leaked document.

Hitler Reacts To Minaj Video

"Her song 'I'm Your Leader' inspires me! I listen to it before every rally, every speech!"

Designer Diane von Fürstenberg Pledges To Restore Original Jewish Ghetto

Group of philanthropists led by von Fürstenberg announce $12 million project to restore Jewish life in Venice.

11/11/2014
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Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto, the first Jewish enclave to bear that name, a group of philanthropists led by iconic designer Diane von Fürstenberg have announced a $12 million project to restore Jewish life there. 

Diane von Fürstenberg pledges to help restore the Venice ghetto. Via wikipedia.org

Biden: U.S. Will ‘Not Sign A Bad Deal’ With Iran

11/11/2014
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Oxon Hill, Md. – With the Nov. 24 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program looming, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the United States “will not sign a bad deal.”

In Paris, Jewish Teen Mobbed, Attempted Arson At Kosher Eatery

11/10/2014
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Hours after the attempted arson of a Paris kosher restaurant, a group of French teenagers assaulted a Jewish adolescent outside a school.

The assault happened Thursday in the 3rd arrondissement, or district, 500 yards north of Bastille, in front of the private high school Progress, which has a large number of Jewish students.

ICC Won’t Prosecute Israel For War Crimes In Mavi Marmara Incident

11/07/2014
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The International Criminal Court said it will not open a war crimes case against Israel in the Mavi Marmara incident.

Israel Immigration Turf War Erupts

Anger over fundraising tactics of Int’l Fellowship of Christians and Jews as it launches new $20 million effort.

11/05/2014
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The decision of a successful rabbi to launch his group’s own aliyah program to rescue Jews in conflict areas is being lauded by many, but his fundraising pitch to a largely Christian audience has raised concerns for suggesting he alone is helping those in distress.

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein: Under fire for pitch seen as critical of the Jewish Agency.  Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Russian Synagogues Rededicated

11/04/2014
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Two ancient synagogues that Soviet authorities confiscated in rural Russia were rededicated as Jewish houses of worship.

Ronald Lauder Warns Swiss Museum Not To Take Gurlitt Collection

11/04/2014
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World Jewish Congress leader Ronald Lauder warned a Swiss museum to turn down the collection of masterpieces bequeathed to it from the Cornelius Gurlitt collection.

Anti-Semitic Social Media Targets Jewish MP

11/03/2014
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A torrent of anti-Semitic tweets and emails – including a death threat -- to Luciana Berger, a Jewish member of the British parliament, has prompted a parliamentary debate tomorrow [Tuesday] on the matter.

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