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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Nicolas Anelka, a French soccer player for a British club, was fined $130,000 and suspended five games for performing the quenelle gesture in a game. The British Football Association handed down its penalties on Thursday following an investigation by an independent regulatory commission, which ruled that Anelka was guilty of performing an act that was […]

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An ordination service at a Berlin synagogue. Coming just after the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the school is a significant step in post-Holocaust Jewish revival, Spiegel points out. At last, they're paying the glass bill.
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

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Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval. The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced Wednesday by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the fellowship. […]

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Worker in Ukraine removes the symbolic Russian star from the parliament building.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Anti-Yanukovych workers jubilantly removed a replica of the Russian Red Star from Ukraine’s parliament building Tuesday. “The Soviet star has been cut off,” said Ruslan Koshulinsky, the deputy speaker of parliament. The star is similar to those on buildings in Russia and countries from the former Soviet Union. Ukraine is still trying to put things […]

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Alena Druzhynina (wearing white helmet) in the Independence Square area of Kiev where she was bringing a package of food to 82-year-old Mahail Solomonovich, who has been homebound since the worst of the violence began.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

While Kiev has been relatively calm since Yanukovych fled the capital, the situation in the country's eastern and southern regions, where he has his base of support, is more volatile.

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The Palestinians refuse to build water treatment plants, and sewage flows out of Palestinian towns and villages directly into local streams, thereby polluting the environments and the aquifer and causing the spread of disease.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

The PA is more interested in reducing the amount of water available to Israel, than increasing its own.

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For the fifth consecutive year imports from Israel to Norway have increased more than imports from other countries.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Attempts by anti-Israel movements to pressure Norway businesses to boycott Israeli products have failed.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Cabinet was “exceptional” because it was on schedule. Considering Israeli’s penchant for “on time” a synonym for running on a clock that does not keep time, that might be the most valuable result of the visit. “We had a very enjoyable […]

German newspaper cartoonist claims his hook-nosed caricature of Zuckerberg is not anti-Semitic.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that her country and Israel enjoy a “very strong friendship.” Merkel arrived in the country on Monday with nearly her entire Cabinet, whose members will meet the following day with their Israeli counterparts for a fifth joint meeting. The German delegation is in Israel for a 24-hour visit. […]

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chabad building attacked
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Chabad Rabbi Michael Oishie had left the building just 20 minutes before the attack.

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Arsonists attacked a synagogue in war-torn Ukraine Saturday night.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A synagogue in eastern Ukraine sustained minor damage from firebombs hurled at it by unidentified individuals Saturday night. The firebombs hit the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, according to a report on the news site timenews.in.ua. The website published photos that showed the traces of a fire on the […]

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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The Jewish community of Thessaloniki is suing Germany for the return of a ransom paid during the Nazi occupation of Greece. The papers were filed Friday in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, the community’s president, David Saltiel, told JTA. The move to the European court comes after a struggle of two […]

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Jewish Agency said it would offer immediate emergency assistance to Ukraine’s Jewish community and will help secure the country’s Jewish institutions. Saturday evening’s announcement by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky came hours after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev and the Ukrainian parliament announced new presidential elections for late May. Violent protests led to […]

Riots in Kiev, February 2014
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

On Friday Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman asked Kiev Jews to leave the city.

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich has gone missing, and his immediate staff is refusing to disclose his whereabouts, while the Ukraine is experiencing its worst political troubles in modern history. Local media suggests the president has retreated to Kharkov, in eastern Ukraine, which his his party’s stronghold. Back in Kiev, the Ukrainian Parliament gathered for a […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The number of those killed in the Ukrainian violence has risen to 77, the country’s Health Ministry has said, according to an RT report. But this number could be a low estimate, as doctors working on Kiev’s Independence Square are claiming that as many as 70 people have been killed on the rioters’ side alone […]

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

German police arrested three men in their 80s and 90s Thursday on suspicion of accessory to murder when they were guards at the Auschwitz death camp. Three others, all in their 90s, may also be arrested if police uncover enough evidence to warrant putting them on trial. “This is a major step,” said Nazi hunter […]

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Kiev becomes the world's latest street war between protesters and governments.
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The United States proves how weak its foreign policy really is every time it tries to solve the world's problems

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