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Not enough, Minister

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has criticised Foreign Minister Stephen Smith for not matching some of his overseas counterparts in condemning Hams for the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit…now entering his fifth year of captivity.

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Friends of Hebron hold festival in Sydney

Sydney’s Leichardt Town Hall was the venue over the weekend for the Friends of Hebron’s Festival of Friendship

Member of the Inner West Chaverah, a Jewish group who live in the neighbourhood, attended the Festival. A spokesperson told J-Wire:”All in all, the event went peacefully but it was a little bit tense at times. Palestinian participants approached our Jewish group and made it abundantly clear they were looking to create a dialogue where both sides could discuss the future.” He added that the opening speech took the sting out of the evening and that the Australians who were part of the Friends of Hebron were more strident in their comments…

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Doctors Divided on 'Mainstream Mutilation' - Unnecessary Surgery

Some Australian doctors are considering a controversial surgical  form of genital mutilation on baby girls in a bid to reduce illegal backyard procedures which are leaving young girls scarred for life. Click here.

"Turkish Prime Minister Takes New Initiative on Christian Rights" Warsaw (ENI).

The head of the Turkish government has ordered local officials to do more to protect the rights of Christian and other non-Muslim religious minorities, such as by returning their confiscated properties and taking action against anti-Christian groups..

 

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