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Argentina Israel embassy attack marked 20 years later

By Jennifer Lipman, March 16, 2012

Argentina's Jewish community is this weekend marking 20 years since the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.

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Arrest warrant out for Iranians suspected in Delhi blast case

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

Arrest warrants have been issued for three Iranian men suspected of involvement in the attack on Israeli diplomatic staff in Delhi last month.

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Rabbis condemn 'desecration' of Brussels mosque murder

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2012

European rabbis have offered their condolences following the fatal attack on a Brussels mosque earlier this week.

The imam of the the Shi'ite Rida Mosque in Brussels's Anderlicht district was killed on Tuesday when an extremist threw a petrol bomb into the building.

Abdallah Badou, a 46-year-old father of four, died of smoke inhalation after he tried to put out the fire.

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'Jew Pond' gets name change in New Hampshire town

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2012

A small watery area used for fishing and skating in New Hampshire will no longer be known as "Jew Pond" after voters in the town of Mont Vernon opted to change its name.

The small rural town will now ask the US Geological Survey to rename it, after all but 33 of 157 voters backed the proposal.

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Goldman Sachs banker and Maccabiah star quits with public attack on bank

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2012

A Goldman Sachs executive director has resigned from the bank, declaring that he was more proud of his involvement in the "Jewish Olympics" in Israel than any of his work at the company.

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Mein Kampf publisher fighting book ban

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 13, 2012

A British publisher, who wants to sell 100,000 copies of critical passages from Hitler's Mein Kampf on newsstands all over Germany, has vowed to fight a Munich court ban.

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Anne Frank model joins Madame Tussauds Berlin

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

A wax model of Anne Frank has become the latest addition to Berlin's Madame Tussauds museum.

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Outrage as Syria stays on UN human rights body

By Jessica Elgot, March 9, 2012

Campaigners have called a Unesco vote to keep Syria on the human rights committee a “lingering stain on the UN as a whole.”

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More than a quarter are 'wandering Jews'

By Jessica Elgot, March 9, 2012

Jews have been wandering ever since Moses led his people out of Egypt – and more than a quarter of the world’s Jewish population are still moving, according to a new study of migration trends.

One in four Jews today has migrated to a different country, compared to just five per cent of Christians and four per cent of Muslims.

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MidEast a hot topic in US elections

March 8, 2012

Among the 10 states that went to the polls on "Super Tuesday", three have a significant number of Jewish voters and Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, scooped them all.

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