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Egypt Approves New Draft of Constitution

On Saturday, Egypt’s disputed constitution has received a “yes” majority of more than 70 percent in the second and final round of voting on...

UN Watch Gets Richard Falk Removed from HRW Committee

On Tuesday, December 18th, Human Rights Watch announced that it had just expelled Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights from...

Brooklyn Assisted Living Facility Sued

According to reports in the New York Daily News, a Park Slope residence for senior citizens has been slapped with a class action lawsuit...

Wallenberg Foundation Presents Accolade to Belgian Holocaust Rescuer

On December 12, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation presented a special recognition to Jean-Marie Fox, a Belgian teacher that saved the lives of scores...

Germany Passes Law Legalizing Ritual Circumcision

On Wednesday, December 12th, the government of Germany approved a bill that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a...

Egyptian Rights Groups Ask for Referendum ‘Restage’

Tentative results from Saturday’s first round of voting in Egypt’s constitutional referendum are showing a narrow lead for supporters of the document. Opposition and...

Ostreicher Released on Bail to House Arrest

Development Follows Arrests of Officials, Penn Intervention In a dramatic breakthrough following over a year and a half of incarceration without the presentation of...

“Bleach Attack” on Rabbi in Williamsburg

Just a day after Nechemya Weberman, a Williamsburg based Satmar Chasidic man, was convicted on 59 counts of child sexual abuse, another member of...

Americare Refutes Accusations of Unethical Medicaid Billing Practices

The popular Brooklyn home health care agency Americare is refuting the accusations made against it in a report in the New York Daily...

Polish Court’s Ban on Kosher Slaughter Raises Concern in Jewish World

Jews are a compassionate people, taught to be sensitive to the feelings (both physical and emotional) of others. This sense of compassion is not...

Anti-Semitic Blood Libel Resurrected in Sweden

In an apparent attempt to revivify medieval anti-Semitic blood libels, the Swedish culture and news magazine “Filter” ran a 17-page article in its most...

Google Launches Innovation Workshop in Tel Aviv

At a press conference attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, on Monday, December 10th, the Google search engine company announced that...

Austrian Jewish Group Bans Billionaire Lauder in Election Spat

Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress and a former US ambassador was recently “banned” from the property of the IKG,...

Williamsburg Counselor Found Guilty In Child Abuse Case

A prominent counselor in Brooklyn’s Satmar Chassidic community of Williamsburg was found guilty on Monday  in Brooklyn’s State Supreme Court of sexually abusing a...

Rabbi Fingerer and Community Leaders Bring Brooklyn’s Jews Home

Brooklyn Jewish Xperience (BJX), Brooklyn’s Kiruv organization, is at the forefront, being mekarev Brooklyn’s more than 60% of non-observant Jews. Every day BJX works around...

Israel Project Poll Finds 81 Percent of American Voters Want to Strengthen or Maintain U.S

The number of Americans expressing support for strengthening or maintaining America’s relations with Israel has risen by eight points, up now to 81 percent...

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