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French Ozar Hatorah Student Attacked Violently

A 17 year-old student from the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, where gunman Mohammed Merah murdered three children and an administrator last March, was attacked violently on a train Wednesday night in Lyon, according to the French Interior Ministry. Neither of the perpetrator has been summoned for questioning on Thursday morning, after having been caught by the train’s controller.

3 Injured in Family Brawl in Gaza

Three people were injured Thursday in a family brawl south of Gaza City, witnesses told the Ma'an news agency. One of those injured is in...

Warsaw Prosecutors End Investigation of Anti-Semitic Forum Entries

Warsaw prosecutors decided to discontinue an investigation into anti-Semitic entries on Polish on-line forums. The investigation, which ended Tuesday, was undertaken at the request of...

Report: Online Anti-Semitism in Spain Doubled in 2011

Online anti-Semitism in Spain doubled in volume last year, according to a Spanish Jewish community monitor. In a report on anti-Semitism in Spain in 2011,...

German Muslims Now Call on Parliament to Save Circumcision

Around 20 organizations representing four million Muslim residents of Germany, announced that the parliament must ensure religious freedom by removing legal doubts about circumcision since the June 26 court ruling. The ruling was also criticized in no uncertain terms by the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Dieter Graumann.

Judge Dares Canadian Neo-Nazi to ‘Prove It’

A neo-Nazi leader is planning to defend himself against hate crime charges by proving his bigoted comments on white supremacist websites are factually correct, his defense attorney says.

Hungarian House Speaker to Elie Wiesel: Writers Will Be Writers

Hungary's House Speaker László Kövér has replied to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, who recently renounced a Hungarian state honor in protest at...

State Rejects Ariel’s University Status as Peers Fear Its Success

The Planning and Budgeting Committee of Israel's Council for Higher Education recommended Wednesday to defer the decision until a comprehensive evaluation is undertaken in the next year. The list of Ariel's accomplishments may be the very reason for its failure to achieve recognition by its peers in Israel.

Gaza Women Demand to Pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Six women from Gaza appealed their case to the Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday to be allowed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, after...

Jordan Discriminates against Palestinians Fleeing Syria

Human rights group claims that Jordan is discriminating against 140,000 Syrian refugees by forcing the return of new arrivals and threatening others with deportation. ...

Bibi Celebrates America’s Independence Day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was featured in a video message Tuesday night at the Independence Day celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s home in...

US Vessel Finds Bodies of Turkish Pilots

Two pilots, whose jet was shot down by Syria, have been found in the eastern Mediterranean sea bed.  The plane was shot down on...

Yitzhak Rabin Assassin to Be Released from Solitary Confinement

Yigal Amir will finish 17 years in solitary confinement after shooting Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to death in 1995.  The assassin will join between...

Young Judaea Urged to Leave Hadassah Nest

Young Judaea is en route to full independence from Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah's board had voted for the separation in June...

Half of US Reform Rabbis Officiate at Intermarriages

While the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) does not have statistics on how many of its 2,000 Reform rabbis in North America officiate at intermarriages, when pressed, Rabbi Hara Person, director of CCAR Press, estimated "it's about half." A resolution proposed at CCAR's 2008 annual convention called for dropping the official opposition to intermarriages. The resolution was tabled but the practice is now commonplace.

Presbyterian Committee Approves Israel Divestment

The country’s largest Presbyterian church has agreed to vote by week’s end on divesting its portfolio from three companies that it says have resisted...

Iranians in Kenya Planned Attack on Israelis

Iranian nationals arrested in Kenya may have been planning to attack U.S. or Israeli targets, Kenyan security forces said. Security forces found 33 pounds of...

Ari Fleischer to Spearhead Republican Jewish Coalition Campaign in Israel

The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending two of its top officials to Israel to rally for expatriate votes. The voter registration drive is led by Ari Fleischer, press secretary for GW Bush, and RJC executive director Matt Brooks.

Report: Egypt Seizes Grad Rockets Smuggled From Libya

Defense News magazine has reported that Egypt last week seized a large weapons cache, smuggled from Libya into Egypt, not far from the Libyan...

Uninvited: Border Police Storm Migron Outpost During Wedding

On Tuesday afternoon, a Border Guard police force raided the outpost of Ramat Migron in the Benjamin region, where two minors were detained without being arrested.

Iran’s ‘Great Prophet’ Military Drill: A Display of the Obsolete?

Iran's current three-day military drill, understood as a thinly-veiled and defiant response to the newest round of EU sanctions on its petroleum industry, is intended to demonstrate Iran's ability to retaliate to a US or Israeli attack. But the maneuvers may be having the opposite effect, as more experts are coming to the conclusion that Iran's incessant sabre-rattling and bellicosity seek to mask the obsolete and impotent state of its armed forces.

Iran Launches Long Range Missiles in Response to Tougher Sanctions

With tougher sanctions by the European Union taking effect, Iran announced new missile tests and threatened to obliterate Israel. The Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched missiles with ranges of 300, 500, 800, and 1,300 kilometers, the Mehr agency reported on Tuesday.

Polish Billionaire Donates 20 Million Zloty to Jewish Museum

Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk's company Kulczyk Holding has donated zł.20 million, or close to $6 million, for the construction of the Museum of the...

Coalition Crisis Brewing

A coalition crisis has been growing the past few days. The crisis resolves around the now disbanded, Plessner Committee and their recommendations on how...

Shamir’s Daughter’s House Robbed During Funeral

During the funeral of Former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, robbers broke into the Tel Aviv home of Shamir's daughter Glada Diamont, and robbed the...

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