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Lies, silence surround flouting of Poland’s kosher slaughter ban
BY Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
March 6, 2014

After a Polish court tossed out a government regulation permitting kos-her slaughter in 2012, Poland’s $500 million ritual slaughter industry was expected to be brought to its knees. Evidence shows, however, that not only was kosher slaughter still being performed in Poland as recently as this month, but also that kosher meat producers had help CONTINUE »

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Israel Law Center threatens international organization with legal action
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
March 6, 2014

An Israeli organization is mulling over taking a legal fight against Oxfam International to the global aid conglomerate’s donors, cutting off a source of funds it says is ending up in the hands of people allied with terror groups. “We are thinking of alerting the foundations that fund Oxfam,” Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director and founder of CONTINUE »

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Uncertainty surrounds annual policy conference
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
February 27, 2014

Coming off of what many observers characterized as an off year in terms of getting its agenda implemented in Washington, D.C., the American Israel Public Affairs Committee will be welcoming upward of 14,000 attendees at the March 1-4 annual policy conference that will set the pro-Israel organization’s 2014 initiatives. Chief among the organization’s priority items CONTINUE »

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With strike over, Israeli hospital continues to face uncertain financial future
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
February 27, 2014

The dust may have settled at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, but the underlying financial troubles that caused workers to go on strike earlier this month remain, as an organization that predates the State of Israel struggles to move on. Staffers at the two Hadassah hospitals in the Jerusalem enclaves of Ein Kerem and CONTINUE »

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Turmoil of past few months enters new phase
BY Talia Lavin and Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
February 27, 2014

The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge. After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital, and parliament installed an interim leader to take the still-contested reins of power. Like their compatriots, Ukraine’s Jews CONTINUE »