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  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins Jewish Labour movement

    By jwadmin on April 23, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined the Jewish Labour Movement as an associate member in solidarity with British Jews. In a statement, Khan called on his colleagues in the Labour Party to follow suit and said he took the action to demonstrate “support and appreciation” for British Jews. “There’s no question, in […]
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  • Israel offers assistance following Easter bomb attacks in Sri Lanka

    By jwadmin on April 23, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “deep shock over the murderous attacks against innocent civilians in Sri Lanka.” Netanyahu, in a statement released and tweeted on Sunday, 21, in the hours after the Easter attacks which left more than 200 dead, said that “Israel stands ready to assist the authorities in Sri Lanka at […]
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  • Ukraine’s next president is a Jewish comedian

    By jwadmin on April 23, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If official exit polls from Ukraine’s presidential elections are to be believed, that country is set to become the only one in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s dramatic lead in exit polls Sunday — in many of them he received more than […]
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  • The Jewish treasures of Notre Dame?

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2019
    By YVETTE ALT MILLER (JNS) – The world was transfixed Monday April 15, by the devastating images of flames and clouds of acrid smoke spewing from the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris. As Notre Dame burned, the charred ruin now missing its spire and roof, people around the globe stood with France in feeling the loss […]
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  • Dutch BDS supporter triggers Israeli wine shopping craze

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of it on sale at the Hema Dutch supermarket chain. But her tweet, meant to protest the sale, prompted Israel supporters here to mount a social media reaction so successful that the […]
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  • 2 arrested, gang identified in attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Two suspects have been arrested in Buenos Aires in the attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi. In addition to the arrests on Friday, March 15, Buenos Aires city police have identified the local gang responsible for the home invasion attack three weeks ago that left Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich with serious injuries, including nine broken ribs and a punctured […]
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  • Jewish journalist’s Purim prank about fleeing anti-Semitism shocks Holland

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch were shocked to read a column Tuesday, March 19, by its editor announcing that she is leaving for Israel because of rising anti-Semitism here. “I am leaving for the only country where […]
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  • Pope Francis announces Vatican will open Holocaust-era archives

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2019
    (JNS) – Pope Francis announced on Monday, March 4, that the Vatican archive which relates information about the Holocaust when Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized for doing little to save Jews and for being silent during the atrocities, led the Catholic Church. Since becoming pope, Francis has promised to open the records. Francis said that the archive would be […]
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  • Argentina’s chief rabbi beaten at home in Buenos Aires in suspected bias attack

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2019
    By DAN LAVIE and YORI YALON (Israel Hayom via JNS) – Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich sustained serious injuries on Monday, Feb. 25. when a group of burglars entered his home in Buenos Aires. His wife was tied up during the incident, according to the local Jewish umbrella organization AMIA in a statement. Burglary Or Bias? Although it unclear whether […]
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  • French Jewish philosopher target of anti-Semitic vitriol by ‘yellow-vests’ protesters

    By jwadmin on February 22, 2019
    (JNS) – Protesters from the “yellow-vests” movement who have been demonstrating over recent months against Macron’s government yelled anti-Semitic profanities recenly at liberal Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, who was targeted with labels such as “dirty Zionist s***,” “Dirty Jew,” “fascist,” “Palestine,” in addition to being told, “You’re a hater, you’re going to die, you’re going to hell,” “Go home to Israel” and “Tel Aviv, back […]
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