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  • Germany’s Jewish umbrella warns lawmakers on euthanasia law

    November 2, 2015 | 11:23 am

    Proposals to change Germany’s euthanasia law have drawn strong warnings from Germany’s main Jewish organization.

    The Central Council of Jews in Germany said Monday that there must be no liberalization of assisted suicide in the country.

    Euthanasia is a particularly sensitive...

  • German leftist party introduces resolution to recognize Palestinian state

    March 26, 2015 | 11:34 am

    A left-wing opposition party in the German parliament introduced a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, a position opposed by the current governing coalition.

    Die Linke, or The Left Party, submitted the petition on March 18, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. No date...

  • Germany should award pensions to ghetto survivors, Jewish body says

    March 3, 2013 | 7:08 am

    Germany's main Jewish body is calling on the German government and parliament to step in on behalf of survivors of World War II ghettoes who have not yet received a German pension for their work.

    Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said in a statement...

  • German Cabinet schedules circumcision amendment

    October 5, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Germany's Cabinet has scheduled a discussion on an amendment that would formally legalize ritual circumcision but place some restrictions on who could circumcise and how.

    The discussion was set for Oct. 10, the German paper Die Welt reported. To become law, the amendment needs to...