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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit Israel and address the Knesset on March 12. Cameron was originally scheduled to visit Israel in February but had to postpone the trip because of flooding in the United Kingdom. This will be Cameron’s first visit to Israel since becoming prime minister in 2010. Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein […]

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Chabad Synagogue in Kharkov, Ukraine
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Will the Haredim escape to Israel before or after the gates are closed.

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Netanyahu looking exceptionally cheerful in the Oval Office, March 4, 2014.
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelBoycott

For now, nobody is pushing the 2-state thing. Maybe wait until after the Russian occupation…

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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, one of the two chief rabbis of the Ukraine (the other one is Rabbi Azriel Chaikin), accused Russia of staging antisemitic “provocations” in Crimea in order to justify its invasion of the former Soviet republic. At a press conference in the Manhattan office of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe, […]

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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Four unidentified Arab men savagely beat a French Jew in a Paris Metro train, a watchdog organization reported. The attack happened Sunday as the train was traveling from Nogent Sur Marne to Gare de Lyon, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. Two of the attackers held down the 28-year-old victim, […]

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China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Algeria and Cuba were among the countries who won three-year seats on the Geneva-based council.
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

New campaign to oust the world's worst human rights abusers from the UN Human Rights Council

 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Greek doctor who posted a “Jews Not Welcome” sign outside his office was arrested for inciting racial hatred. The doctor, a 57-year-old neurologist from Thessaloniki, also was charged with weapons possession and pro-Nazi beliefs, according to the Greek Reporter. The sign was written in German. The doctor, who has not been named, is a […]

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, the head of a pro-democracy group in his native Russia, was granted Croatian citizenship. Kasparov reportedly became a Croatian citizen last week after applying for citizenship in early February. He owns a home in Croatia and speaks the language, according to reports. The founder and […]

 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Simon Wiesenthal Center accused the Lithuanian government of facilitating the glorification of Holocaust-era war criminals. The accusation followed a march earlier this month by nationalists in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, also known as Kovno. The marchers carried portraits of the pro-Nazi former ruler Juozas Ambrazevicius-Brazaitis. His government helped German troops send 30,000 Jews to […]

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Posted on: March 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Unknown individuals painted swastikas and the phrase “Death to the Jews” on a synagogue in the Crimea region of southern Ukraine. The graffiti was found Friday on the door and facade of the Reform Ner Tamid synagogue in Simferopol in the Crimean peninsula, the Russian-Israeli news site izrus.co.il reported. Anatoly Gendin, head of the Association […]

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Posted on: March 1st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A joint delegation of observant Muslims and Jews made the case to the Danish ambassador to the United States that his country’s ban on ritual slaughter was harmful to its reputation. Leading the 10-person delegation to meet Peter Taksøe-Jensen on Feb. 27 were Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president for the Fonmdation for Ethnic Understanding, and […]

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Russia is thumbing her nose at President Obama.
 

Posted on: March 1st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russia is thumbing her nose at President Obama.

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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

News & ViewsArchaeology

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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