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An observant Jew who lived on Park Avenue, built a Sukkah on his balcony

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Some of his 'high society' non-Jewish neighbours brought him to court.
They claimed that the Sukkah on his balcony was an eyesore and was having a negative impact on the value of their homes in this posh neighbourhood.

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(Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2012)
B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

B’nai B’rith International praises Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian government for the decisive move on Sept. 7 to cut diplomatic ties with Tehran. Canada announced it will close its embassy in Iran and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been told to leave.  

In a statement, Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird wrote: "Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today." The statement also noted: "…Canada can no longer maintain a diplomatic presence in Iran."

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Allan J. Jacobs of Lake Forest, Ill., was re-elected president of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Jacobs immediately begins a three-year term.

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(Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2012)

B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

B’nai B’rith International commends the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee for electing Yuval Shany of Israel to serve on the body.

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ISRAEL STATE ARCHIVES

Special Publication: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Massacre of the Israeli Athletes in Munich

First Publication of Documents on the Israeli Government's Actions During and After the Disaster

     

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Gilberte Jacaret’s Press Review draws attention to the theme of this year’s European Day of Jewish Culture


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