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Montreal police seize 8,000 bottles of illegally imported kosher wine

Marcy Oster MONTREAL (JTA)—Police seized some 8,000 bottles of kosher wine in what appeared to be a Passover-related bootlegging bust at a Montreal synagogue. Two men were arrested at the Young Israel of Montre... [Link]

Israeli officials deny increased tensions with Germany following news report

Marcy Oster BERLIN (JTA) — Israeli government officials have denied Spiegel Online magazine’s recent report of increased tensions with Germany. Ties between German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the C... [Link]

Britain’s Labour launches investigation into party’s anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster (JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party has launched an investigation into anti-Semitism in the party. The inquiry announced on Friday comes a day after the party suspended former London Mayor Ken ... [Link]

K-tel founder Philip Kives, farm boy who pioneered the infomercial, dies at 87

Andrew Silow-Carroll NEW YORK (JTA) — Philip Kives, a Canadian marketing prodigy whose company K-tel International pioneered the business of “as-seen-on-TV” infomercials, died April 27 at age 87. The son of East... [Link]

Walter Kohn, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, dies at 93

Marcy Oster LOS ANGELES (JTA) –Nobel Prize winner Walter Kohn, who fled Nazi-ruled Austria one month before the start of World War II, has died. Kohn died on April 19 at his home in Santa Barbara. He was 93... [Link]

Lech Walesa says on Facebook he regrets he is not Jewish

Marcy Oster WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Former Polish President Lech Walesa wrote on his Facebook page that he regrets he is not Jewish and that there are no Jewish members of his family. He noted in the April 2... [Link]

Extremist Czech politician charged with crimes against humanity

Marcy Oster PRAGUE (JTA) — The Czech Police have filed charges of crimes against humanity against Adam Bartos, the leader of the extremist far-right National Democracy political party. Bartos is also charge... [Link]

Italian prosecutors: Suspects planned attacks on Israeli embassy, Vatican

Ron Kampeas ROME (JTA) – Suspects arrested in northern Italy on terrorism charges wanted to strike the Vatican and the Israeli Embassy in Rome, prosecutors said. Police on Thursday arrested four people, all bor... [Link]

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