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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Paris Anti-Hollande March Turns into Day of Hatred of Jews

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A march through Paris against French President Francois Hollande ended with anti-Semitic chants and cries of support for an anti-Semitic comedian. At least 150 protesters were arrested in the “Day of Anger” demonstrations on Sunday, according to reports. Nineteen police officers were injured in clashes with protesters, one seriously, the French news agency AFP reported. […]

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French Billboard Firm Scales Back JDate Campaign Citing Vandalism

Posted on: January 25th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeFrance

A French advertiser scaled back a campaign for the dating site JDate after its billboards were vandalized. Thierry Courrault, a regional director for the JC Decaux billboard giant, said his company decided to pull 18 billboards out of 100 advertising JDate. The reason was “vandalism against out property (swastika graffiti and broken windowpanes),” he told […]

 

Antisemitic Comic Arrested for Assaulting Officers

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was arrested for allegedly assaulting court officers who came to his home with notices for payments due on fines for inciting hatred against Jews. Dieudonne, who owes nearly $100,000 for several hate speech convictions, was arrested Tuesday night, according to a report by the French news agency AFP. He […]

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French Jewish Leader Softens Stance on Quenelle Gesture

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The president of France’s main Jewish group has toned down his blanket condemnation of the quenelle gesture and said it is not necessarily anti-Semitic. Roger Cukierman of the CRIF umbrella group adjusted his position in a filmed interview published Tuesday on the website of the Le Figaro daily. Reacting to the decision that day by […]

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Plaque in France finally  recognizes the blood libel against French Jew Raphael Levy in the year 1650.
 

344 Years after His Execution, French Jew Cleared of Blood Libel

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Nearly 350 years after his wrongful execution, a French Jew who had been convicted of a blood libel was exonerated and declared a martyr. The village of Glatigny in the eastern district of Moselle set the record straight Sunday on the wrongful conviction of Raphael Levy in 1670 for murder. Levy, a simple merchant, was […]

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Belgian Jews Thank France for Banning Antisemitic Comedian

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community rallied outside the French embassy in Brussels to thank the French government for its efforts to keep an antisemitic comedian from touring. The demonstration Wednesday was organized by the CCOJB umbrella group representing French-speaking Belgian Jews. Some 70 people showed up, police told a Belgian news agency, bearing signs reading: […]

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Antisemitic French Comic Drops Tour

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Amid an investigation into his finances and bans on his shows because of anti-Semitic content, the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala said he was abandoning his nationwide tour. Dieudonne made the announcement Saturday at a news conference in which he appeared dressed in traditional West African garb — his mother was born in Cameroon. “Today, […]

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Dieudonne Fans Bring Down French JDL Website

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Supporters of the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne hijacked three French pro-Israel websites in a coordinated cyber attack. The attack Thursday paralyzed the websites Israel-Flash.com, Europe-Israel.org and liguedefensejuive.com, the website of the French Jewish Defense League, and replaced their content with messages of support for Dieudonne, Le Nouvel Observateur reported. On the hijacked websites, the hackers called […]

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Topsy-Turvy Court Decisions Ban Dieudonne – Again

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The French government has won a last minute appeal on Thursday to France’s highest court, which reinstated a ban lifted hours before by a third court and decided that the French anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala cannot appear as scheduled in Nance. Interior Minister Manuel Valls appealed to the Council of State, France’s highest court […]

 

French Court Scraps City’s Ban on Anti-Semitic Comedian’s Show

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A court in France scrapped a municipal ban on a performance by the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala Thursday after he petitioned to negate the ruling by a court in Nantes. The judge rejected the argument made by Christian de Lavernée, a municipal administrator, who banned the show on grounds that it would create a […]

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French Minister Tells Mayors to Ban Shows by Antisemitic Comic

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

French interior Minister Manuel Valls instructed French mayors to ban performances by the antisemitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala. Valls sent the non-binding recommendation in a circular to French municipalities on Monday, days before Dieudonne is scheduled to launch a nationwide tour, the French news agency AFP reported. “I have sent an instruction today to all […]

 

Police Investigate False Bomb Threat against Antisemitic Funnyman

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

French comedian Diedonne M’bala M’bala complained to police about threats to blow up the theater in which he performs. The bomb threat was made Thursday against the Main D’Or theater, which Dieudonne operates, in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, according to MetroNews.fr. Police rushed to the scene but found no explosives. Performances by Dieudonne, a professed anti-Semite […]

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French Police Search for Merah Fan over Quenelle Photos

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

French police are searching for an unidentified man who performed an anti-Semitic gesture at three locales connected to the murder of Jews. A photo of the suspect surfaced last week online in which he performed the quenelle, a quasi-Nazi salute, in front of the Toulouse school where the Muslim extremist Mohammed Merah murdered four Jews […]

The Psagot wine cellar produced wines that won gold star awards in a competition in France.
 

Samaria Wines Receive International Acclaim in France Despite Boycotts

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

In keeping with ancient history of the location, the Psagot Winery ages its wines in an ancient underground cave.

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Tony Parker (r) and antisemitic French comic Dieudonne doing the reverse Nazi salute "quenelle."
 

NBA’s Tony Parker Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Salute

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

National Basketball Association star Tony Parker has apologized for performing an anti-Semitic salute after a three-year-old photo was published in the French media. The photo shows Parker, who was born in Belgium and is French by nationality, performing the quenelle salute earlier this year standing next to the gesture’s founder, anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne Mlaba […]

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‘Quenelle’ Salute at Toulouse School Where Jews Were Killed

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Amid a public debate in France over an allegedly anti-Semitic gesture, French media have reproduced a photo of a man performing it outside the Toulouse school where four Jews were murdered. The photo, which was published Monday on the website of the France 3 broadcaster, shows a man wearing a shirt featuring a portrait of […]

Tony Parker (r) and antisemitic French comic Dieudonne doing the reverse Nazi salute "quenelle."
 

Spurs Guard in Trouble over Antisemitic ‘Quenelle’ Gesture

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Tony Parker did the “quenelle.”

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Star French Athlete Probed for Antisemitic Gesture

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A star athlete from France is facing disciplinary action for showing support for an antisemitic comedian whose shows may soon be banned by the French government. Britain’s Football Association said Saturday it was considering punishing Nicolas Anelka, a French national playing for the West Bromwich Albion soccer team, for performing, during a match, the quenelle […]

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Jewish man stands and looks on in Paris.
 

Israel Planning ‘Rescue’ Operation for French Jews

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn't been attempted since the rescued of Ethiopian Jewry.

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On Tuesday, LDJ wrote on its Twitter account: “Two major punitive actions were carried out Saturday and Sunday in Lyon against people who performed the quenelle. The little Nazis are no longer at ease!”
 

Report: French JDL Attacked Antisemites Erev Xmas

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

They beat a man suspected of performing the "quenelle" and locked him inside the trunk of a parked car.

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