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Lost art masterpiece spotted in film

By Rosa Doherty, December 1, 2014

A painting has returned to Hungary after nine decades because it was spotted being used in Hollywood film ‘Stuart Little’.

A sharp-eyed art researcher at Hungary’s National Gallery noticed the painting, Sleeping Lady with Black Vase by Robert Bereny, in the 1999 children’s movie while watching it with his daughter, Lola.

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Third terror attack at Gush Etzion junction

By Josh Jackman, December 1, 2014

A 19-year-old man has been wounded in another terrorist attack at a junction in the West Bank.

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder by a female terrorist at the Gush Etzion intersection this morning. His injuries were minor and he did not need to be hospitalised.

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France sets Palestinian state deadline

By JC Reporter, November 28, 2014

The French government has said that it will move to officially recognise a Palestinian state if the next push for a deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians fails.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a UN-backed resolution.

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ANALYSIS: Why the delay to the Iran deal weakens the West

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, November 28, 2014

What can a few more months of negotiations achieve that 11 years, including the last 12 months of marathon talks, could not have done already?

It is a question that the leaders of the six world powers engaged in a decade-long standoff with Iran over Tehran's nuclear programme most likely chose not to address as their deadline of November 24, 2014 drew to a close.

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Palestinians push back UN statehood bid

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 27, 2014

The Palestinian Authority is planning to postpone its attempt to secure a UN timetable for the unilateral establishment of a Palestinian state.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an news agency on Monday that the decision had been delayed due to the difficulty of reaching the necessary majority in the Security Council and American pressure.

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Polls expose wide-scale hate in Poland, Germany

November 27, 2014

Two surveys conducted in Germany and Poland - one on attitudes to online hate speech and the other on Israel's actions during the recent Gaza conflict - have revealed shockingly high levels of antisemitism.

In a survey conducted in Germany between June and September by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, one in four of those questioned equated Israel's policies towards Palestinians with the Nazis t

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My Hitler tache? An optical illusion

By Petru Clej, November 27, 2014

A Romanian mayor has sparked an outcry after he appeared in public apparently sporting an Adolf Hitler-style haircut and moustache.

The Romanian Centre for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism filed a complaint at the public prosecutor's office against Radu Mazare, who appears to have a penchant for the Nazi look.

Mazare, the mayor of Constanta, was investigated in 2009 for wearing a Wehrma

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Joan Collins: I was drugged and raped

By Rosa Doherty, November 26, 2014

Joan Collins has revealed that she suffered a horrific sexual assault when she was 17.

The 81-year-old actress made the revelations in ‘Brave Miss World’, a documentary made by Israeli Miss World Winner and rape victim Linor Abargil.

Ms Collins explained in the film how she was drugged and raped by the man whom she later married, Maxwell Reed.

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ANALYSIS: Hagel disproved doubters on Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 26, 2014

In the brief period in which Chuck Hagel served as the United States Secretary of Defence before being forced to resign this week he hardly left his mark on the Pentagon, America's armed services or the regions in which they operate.

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Swiss museum accepts art from son of Nazi-era dealer

By Toby Axelrod, November 25, 2014

Jewish groups are cautiously positive about Monday’s German-Swiss announcement on the fate of the sensational collection of German art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.

After months of consideration, the Kunstmuseum Bern announced that it would accept the collection as a bequest from Gurlitt - but reject any Nazi-looted works.

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