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Belgium Pledges $23M Over 3 Years to Save UNWRA From US Cuts

State Dept. spokesperson Nauert said in announcing the funding cut Wednesday at a briefing that the $65 million was being withheld but so far, not eliminated.

Germany to Appoint Commissioner to Coordinate Gov’t Fight Against Anti-Semitism

German MP Volker Kauder said it was "shameful" that Jewish institutions required police protection, and that Jews are often afraid to go out, and openly identify as Jewish.

US Seeking Extradition of Polish German Muslim Currently in French Prison Who Aided 9/11...

According to the extradition request, Ganczarski met several times with senior al-Qaeda leaders between 1999 and 2001, and had close personal ties with bin Laden.

Hezbollah Suspects Being Tried in Absentia Over Deadly 2012 Burgas Airport Terror Attack

“They will be tried in absentia for a terrorist attack and manslaughter of several people as well as for a range of other crimes."

German Prosecutors Say No Clemency for ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’

Groening said in 2015 that he would not ask forgiveness from survivors or victims’ families. “I can only ask my God for forgiveness,” he said.

Countdown Begins on Final US Decision to ‘Fix or Nix’ Iran Deal

After Trump signed the waiver Friday, Iran deal critics in both the Senate and the House called for language that applies to all missiles.

German Police Raid Iranian Spy Network

The ten individuals are believed to be spying on Israelis in Germany, on German Jewish institutions, an on Iranian dissidents.

Last Fighter in Sobibor Death Camp Uprising Dead at 96

Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, told Arkady Vaispapir’s sons: "With your father’s departure, the whole world has lost a hero."

Gal Gadot Raises Eyebrows on Instagram Page of Lebanese Fashion Designer Elie Saab

A storm of protests and hysteria over Gadot’s appearance on Saab’s Instagram page wearing his creation led to the removal of the image.

Jewish Girl’s Face Slashed in Paris Suburb

The schoolgirl tried to get a view of her attacker, but he ran away. "She could not give a report," a police source said.

German High Court Overturns Sharia Police Acquittal

Germany's Federal Court of Justice, the country's highest court, on Thursday overturned a lower court's decision in November 2016 to acquit a group of...

Vienna Police Fines Jewish Students for Waving Israeli Flag

Matthias F., one of the individuals fined by the police, told Vice: "My mother is Israeli, her family are refugees from Iraq and Libya.

Paris Kosher Store Set on Fire on Anniversary of Hypercacher Massacre

The kosher grocery was completely destroyed in the fire, with the shelves blackened and charred.

French Government, Jews, Fear Republication of Disgraced Anti-Semite Céline

For decades, Céline's anti-Semitic pamphlets from the 1930s had not been reprinted because Céline's wife has forbidden their publication. But in 2017 the 105-year-old widow gave permission to Gallimard to publish them.

Legendary Jewish Photographer Madame d’Ora’s Work on Display in Hamburg

In Austria, in 1945-6, Madame d’Ora documented the fate of refugees near Vienna, acting for the first time as a social reporter.

Rightwing German Leader Banned from Social Networks for Anti-Muslim Attack

Two years ago, Cologne saw mass sexual assaults on New Year's Eve by North African and Arab young men.
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Netanyahu Cabinet Approves EU Deal Boycotting Jewish Settlements

"The absurd result of this agreement will be that if the Palestinian Authority submits a project in Hebron or in eastern Jerusalem, it would be approved and funded, while Israel will not be able to do the same."

Jewish Official: German Jewish Life Only with Police Protection

In April, the Bundestag received an expert report showing that Jews in Germany are facing increased anti-Semitism in their everyday lives, and fear for their safety.

France Tax Authority Hired 25 Hebrew Speakers to Investigate Jews Investing in Israel

Apparently, the French tax authority has been conducting interrogations of Jewish citizens who plan to immigrate to Israel, demanding details of undeclared money or assets that they may have stashed away in Israel prior to starting their immigration process.

Germany Identified Potential Islamist Women’s Terror Network

Some of the members of the women's network have returned from the Middle East following the decline of ISIS.

US Dollar, Euro Rise in Foreign Currency Trade

Both the US dollar and the euro rose against the shekel.

French Jews Shocked by Children’s Magazine’s Anti-Israel Comment

"We call these 197 countries 'states', like France, Germany, or Algeria. There a few more, but not all other countries in the world agree that these are real states (for example Israel or North Korea)."

Palestinian Authority, Left-Wing Norwegian NGO Plan Massive Land Grab Campaign in Area C

"We will plant on thousands of hectares in Area C in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Israel Deports Two Turks After Provocations at Temple Mount

The two Turkish tourists who were deported entered Israel on Belgian passports; details on the third man were unavailable.

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

President Morales said he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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