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Watch: Israel’s Diaspora Minister Tells Pittsburgh Community: ‘Anti-Semitism Isn’t A Distant Memory’

"From Sderot to Pittsburgh, the hand that fires missiles is the same hand that shoots worshipers. We will fight against the hatred of Jews, and anti-Semitism wherever it raises its head. And we will prevail."

Netanyahu to Pittsburgh Jewish Community: ‘The Jewish State Mourns With You’

“While these attacks are nothing new in the history of our people, what is new is our ability to fight back against the antisemites. Israel does that every day."

KKL-JNF World Chairman Urges Jewish Leaders to Build Protection Plan for Diaspora Jewry

"Such an action plan will ... provide physical protection for Jewish communities around the world, [and] also send a message that the entire people of Israel will protect ... every Jewish man and woman."

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Suspect Charged with 29 Felony Counts

Bowers has also been charged with 20 other counts, including 13 counts of ethnic intimidation (hate crimes.)

As US Jews Mourn 11 Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims, Critical Questions Arise

Trump said US lawmakers "should very much bring the death penalty into vogue" so that people who attack synagogues and churches "really should suffer the ultimate price."

Israel Sends ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ to Pittsburgh Families After Synagogue Slaughter

The killer is allegedly an anti-Semitic white supremacist who, according to MSNBC, announced in his post on social media shortly before the mass murder, "I'm going in."

Measles Outbreak in Israel Spreads to New York, New Jersey

A patient in Ocean County who just returned from a trip to Israel is now showing the symptoms of measles as well.

Netanyahu: North American Jewry ‘Part of the Miracle’ of Reborn State of Israel

"We've restored our sovereignty…rebuilt our independence, our state, our army and our economy ... It never happened in the history of nations, but it's happening here."

Speaker Edelstein to Federations: Rumors of Israeli Democracy’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

MK Livni stressed that Israel must recognize the different streams of Judaism, otherwise, she said, “We will lose Diaspora Jewry.”

New Jersey Governor Welcomed on First Mission to Israel, Plants Tree in Jerusalem

The two leaders discussed ways to deepen cooperation and encourage continued economic development by encouraging investments in innovation in Israel and New Jersey.

Rivlin Urges ‘Reverse Birthright,’ Update to Blaustein-Ben Gurion Pact

"It is time to update or formulate a new ‘Blaustein-Ben-Gurion- agreement. An agreement that meets the current realities and challenges.”

Deutsche Welle: UK Jews Who Fled Nazis Now Flee Brexit to Germany

Meanwhile, Aliyah figures from the UK rose by 7% – to a whopping 371.

President of Jewish Community in Tatarstan, Russia Targeted in Mail Bomb Attack

Police have opened an investigation into the incident but it is not yet clear whether the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism or criminal issues.

NYPD: Muslim Driver Wanted to Brutalize an Entirely Different Elderly Chassidic Jew

The videos show a black livery car parked hastily by the curb and the driver rushing out of it and attacking the unsuspecting Schwartz, who manages to escape, only to be caught and pummeled again.

UK to Release New Official Figures on Anti-Semitism

CST: “This antisemitism is not a random event; it reflects the state of British politics and wider society. Each month we are seeing over 100 antisemitic incidents and many more go unreported.”

Arkhangelsk Welcomes Russia’s Northernmost Synagogue

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar affixed a Mezuza to the door post at the inauguration ceremony.

Court Throws Out Chassid’s Conviction in Group Assault on Gay African American

The Grand Rebbe of Satmar, Rabbi Zalmen Teitelbaum, promised that none of the accused would spend even one day in prison.

Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto Targeted in Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hamas Graffiti Attack

"We must remain vigilant to ensure the perpetrator is brought to justice and we hope we can count on our community to come forward with any information about this incident.”

Three Orthodox Rabbis Ordained in Berlin after 80-Year Interruption

"The fact that Berlin – the place where deportations and extermination was planned and decided – is once again home to the largest Jewish community in Germany, is ... an undeserved gift."

Attorney General: If We Accept Falash Mura We Must Accept Palestinian Refugees

The Netanyahu cabinet on Sunday debated an initiative to allow the Aliyah of first-degree relatives of the Falash Mura, who are not entitled to immigrate under the Law of Return.

Cabinet Approves Netanyahu, Kahlon Proposal to Take In 1,000 Ethiopian Christians

Today, according to some estimates, there may be as many as 50,000 Christian converts in Ethiopia and Eritrea who maintain some familial relations with Ethiopian Israelis.

MK Smotrich: Keep the Falash Mura in Africa

The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.

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