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Posted on: November 19th, 2013

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French President Francois Hollande visited the Jerusalem graves of the victims of the attack on a Toulouse Jewish school on Tuesday, accompanied by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and members of the Sandler and Monsonego families. Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30; his children Gabriel, 6, and Aryeh,3; and Miriam Monsonego, 8, were killed in March 2012 when […]

 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Polish edition of Forbes magazine apologized for three articles about the restitution of prewar property of Jewish communities that targeted the leaders of Poland’s organized Jewish community and several Jewish organizations. The apology for the articles published in September was published Monday on the magazine’s website. The original articles were titled “Who are our […]

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Posted on: November 18th, 2013

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France police are scouring Paris and surrounding areas for a lone gunman who critically wounded a leftwing newspaper’s assistant to a photojournalist Monday, days after gunman broke into CNN’s affiliate and threatened journalists before fleeing. It is not known if the threat on Friday and Monday’s shooting are connected. The French daily Liberation in Paris […]

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Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight for them. At issue are long-lost works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and others deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. “I won’t give anything back voluntarily,” Gurlitt, 80, said in the German-language Spiegel […]

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French president Francois Hollande (right), Israeli President Shimon Peres and children during a welcoming ceremony at the president's residence in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

France and Israel were at each other’s throats nine years ago because of Israel’s warning to French Jews of rampant anti-Semitism, but common enemies have brought the two countries together, for now.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, like his predecessor, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, is not only unafraid of death, he welcomes it as an expression of profound religious excellence.
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Israelis and the Saudis are convinced the Geneva talksare nothing more than appeasement, Munich style, and will do little to slow Iran's effort to possess a nuclear warhead.

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Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Italian police launched a widespread operation against the neo-Nazi Internet hate organization Stormfront. On Thursday, police searched the homes of 35 people aged 17-51 in more than 20 towns and cities up and down the Italian peninsula on suspicion of spreading ideas on the Internet “based on racial and ethnic hatred and incitement to commit […]

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Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Hungarian officials questioned the methodology of a survey that showed greater fear of anti-Semitism among Jews in Hungary than in other European countries. The head of the Hungarian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Gergely Prohle, raised “several questions with relation to methodology, strongly questioning its representative nature,” according to a Nov. 12 statement […]

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Posted on: November 16th, 2013

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A police investigation into sex abuse allegations against a prominent London rabbi has been dropped. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that the Crown Prosecution Service would not bring charges against a 54-year-old man regarding allegations of sexual assault, The Jewish Chronicle of London reported on its website. Several London rabbis have confirmed to JTA in […]

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Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Ronny Naftaniel, the former leader of Holland’s main pro-Israel lobby, was feted by the Dutch prime minister and hundreds of others. “I grew up observing you,” Premier Mark Rutte told Naftaniel Monday at a speech at Naftaniel’s retirement party at the Hague’s Royal Theater. “Your optimism is unparalleled and as long as you maintain that […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
 

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Russia and Egypt are set to sign a major arms deal that is of similar value to the amount of aid the US had been sending to Egypt.

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Posted on: November 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s attempt to ban funding of projects in Judea and Samaria, the Golan Height and areas of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinian Authority is being challenged by 27 Members of the EU Parliament. Aston’s guidelines are to go into effect January I, but Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has threatened […]

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Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Belgian police have arrested a man whom they suspect of planning an attack against Israeli diplomats in Brussels. The police department of Uccle, the Brussels suburb where the Israeli embassy is located, confirmed on Tuesday the Oct. 17 arrest of one man who is thought to have tried to enter the embassy while carrying a […]

 

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the council’s secretary general, said Monday in Berlin that he wanted to make it “absolutely clear … that in no way does the Council of Europe want to ban the circumcision […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government is considering suggesting regulations to control circumcisions but with taking into account religious freedom, the Norwegian Foreigner newspaper reported Monday. A Conservative leader of the committee on health care said […]

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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Italian actor Moni Ovadia resigned from the Milan Jewish community with accusations that it is a “propaganda office” of the Israeli government. The announcement by Ovadia, 67, in an interview published last week in the daily Il Fatto Quotidiano sparked a row in the Italian Jewish world. “I don’t want to stay in a place […]

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Britain thrusts a knife in Israel’s campaign to keep Iran under pressure until it comes clean on its nuclear program, but France suddenly has become Israel's closest if not only European ally.

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Posted on: November 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a visit to a Jewish kindergarten in Berlin. “Connecting Jews in Germany to their roots is the worthiest retort to the darkness that prevailed here 75 years ago,” Rabbi David Lau said during his first official visit to Berlin, where he went to the […]

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Posted on: November 10th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The king of Spain, who is recovering from hip surgery, left his residence for the first time since the operation to greet a delegation of Jews led by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. King Juan Carlos left the Palace of Zarzuela to greet Adelson and other activists with the Keren Hayesod–United Israel Appeal philanthropic body on […]

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