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  • US and Iraq Fight Over Jewish Texts

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 02, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Even though US troops have left Iraq, the US and Iraq are now embroiled in another conflict: over the status of a massive cache of Judaica that was found in 2003 during the Second Gulf War, with both sides claiming the items are theirs.

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  • Cologne to Rebuild Jewish Quarter

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 01, 2011 | 2 Comments

    Cologne, one of Germany’s largest cities that was home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe, plans to excavate and rebuild the old Jewish Quarter.  The project was begun in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2015.

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  • Hezbollah Threatens Resignation To Topple Lebanese Government

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    The Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah has announced its intentions to resign from the Lebanese Cabinet and topple the government on Wednesday.The group said that its ministers and allies will resign unless the Prime Minister agrees to call an urgent Cabinet meeting over the investigation of the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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  • Cyprus and Israel vs. Turkey: Round One

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 31, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Most of the world has been paying attention to the to the Israeli-Lebanese spat over the Leviathan and Tamar oil wells in the Mediterranean, Cyprus and Turkey have been squabbling over a similar issue and Cyprus has turned to Israel for support.

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  • French Buy UAVs from Israel for First Time in 42 Years

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 26, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    For the first time in 42 years, the French Defense Ministry will be buying Israeli military equipment, buying drone aircraft, or UAVs from Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI).

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  • U.A.E. Supports Iran Strike; Move Follows Iran Refueling Ban

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on July 07, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    As much as Abu Dhabi was miffed at the Mossad’s violation of their security and the assassination of Hamas arch terrorist Al-Mabhouh, one United Arab Emirates official at least is coming out in favor of a strike against Iranian nuclear targets. “We cannot live with a nuclear Iran,” he was quoted as saying.

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  • Israel to Cancel Flights to Denmark Over Security Dispute

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Israel announced that all direct flights to Copenhagen may be cancelled indefinitely because Denmark refuses to allow the carrier’s security personnel to conduct security checks at the country’s Kastrup airport.

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  • Djerba Pilgrimage Cancelled Due to Security Concerns

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on May 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    For the first time in history, the annual pilgrimage thousands of Jews make to the Tunisian island of Djerba will not happen because of the recent revolution in the country as well as border problems with its Libyan neighbor.

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  • Malmo Mayor Actively Opposes Jewish Studies

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on May 08, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Sweden’s current relationship with Israel and Jews is tumultuous and somewhat bipolar, with the county’s officials making both pro and anti-Israel statements and different points in time.   However, a step forward was taken recently when the Swedish government commissioned the National Agency for Education to formulate a Jewish Studies curriculum for high school students that will be implemented this fall.

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  • Mixed Signals: Hamas Condemns bin Laden’s Assassination while PA Issues Praise

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on May 02, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    with the news of Osama bin Laden’s assassination at the hand of the US Navy, Hamas issued a statement of condemnation while the PA welcomed the news.

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