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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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Seeing as she doesn't stand a chance to conclude her negotiations with the Palestinians successfully, after the right has outmaneuvered her on retaining the Jordan Valley, Minister Tzipi Livni (far center) is livid. Naftali Bennett suggested she might do better negotiating with, say, Ferengi…
 

As Peace Talks Wane, Bennett Advising Livni to Negotiate with Aliens

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

"The question is not whether or not there's a partner – we need to mark a target and take action."

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Doku Umarov, Islamic terrorist leader responsible for acts of terrorism in Russia
 

Islamists Threaten Russian Olympics as Terrorist Attacks Continue

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not known for being gentle with those who oppose him. Putin's current opponent, Islamist mass terrorist Doku Umarov, is similarly steadfast.

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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 […]

A crowd of Vizhnitzer Chassidim (on Purim). The Rebbe decreed: no cameras in his wedding ceremonies.
 

Chassidic Rebbe Boycotting Weddings that Use Cameras

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"I won't agree to officiate at a wedding if the Chupa is photographed," went the Rebbe's edict.

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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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15 Killed in Second Deadly Blast in Volgograd

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

See also: Female Suicide Bomber Kills 18 in Area of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics. At least 15 people were killed and 23 wounded in an explosion on a crowded trolley bus in Volgograd, southern Russia, according to the Interfax news agency. Volgograd is on high alert today, Monday, after a female suicide bomber attacked a train […]

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An image of the train station blast in southern Russia, shown by RT Television.
 

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 18 in Area of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

P eople around the station thought a plane had crashed

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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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Lithuanian Lawmaker: Jews Only Want to Take Money

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Lithuania’s prime minister condemned a lawmaker for suggesting Jews are cheap and “are just looking to take from Lithuania.” “I judge this statement to be very negative and it doesn’t represent the party’s position,” Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said Dec. 23, according to the news site Delfi.lt. A spokesperson for Butkevicius’ Social Democratic Party of […]

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Portuguese Plumbers Discover Ancient Mikvahs

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

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Plumbers fixing a water leak in central Portugal discovered what appears to be a cluster of 600-year-old Jewish ritual baths. The discovery was made earlier this year in the city of Coimbra as the plumbers were replacing the piping of an old building in what used to be the Jewish part of the Old City, […]

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Abbas Asks US to Block Settlement Construction

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama Administration to block a new Israeli plan to build hundreds of additional homes in Jewish settlements. Israel officials have said the planned construction of new units in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem will be announced next week, just as Israel is set to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners […]

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NY Times Launching Survey of Hungarian Antisemitism

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The New York Times is conducting a survey of Hungarian Jews to help deepen its coverage of anti-Semitism in that country. The survey, published online Tuesday, asks respondents whether they experienced anti-Semitism and considered emigrating as a result, among other questions. “An openly anti-Semitic political party has gained power in Hungary’s Parliament in recent years, […]

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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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Kim Jung Un (l) and Dennis Rodman enjoying a basketball game
 

Jewish Center: NBA Stars Must Say No to Birthday Game for Dictator

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The basketball exhibition of NBA stars, which Dennis Rodman is preparing for the birthday celebration of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un, is "an undeserved gift to a murderous tyrant," Rabbi Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said.

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Saudi Blogger Facing Execution Threat

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

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A judge in Saudi Arabia (the kingdom was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term) has recommended that imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, 30, go before a high court on a charge of apostasy, which carries the death penalty, Badawi’s wife told CNN. In July, a criminal court found Badawi, in […]

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German Jewish Family Fighting 22 Years to Reclaim Its Land

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

German-American non-Jewish attorney Peter Sonnenthal and his family, which has Jewish roots (his grandmother was Jewish and perished in Auschwitz) have been fighting for more than two decades to reclaim lucrative properties stolen from them under the Nazi regime, Spiegel reported, adding that Sonnenthal continues to face legal hurdles in trying to restore this legacy. […]

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Russian FM: West Realizing They’re Aiding Terrorists in Syria

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western politicians have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s government might lead to a worsening of the Syrian crisis, the official Russain News agency RT reports. “The attitudes are changing in Western countries, they are becoming more realistic in their approach towards settling the Syrian crisis,” said Lavrov. “The […]

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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Chief Rabbi Makes Landmark Address to Limmud UK

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England. Mirvis, who received a standing ovation Monday upon entering the packed auditorium at the University of Warwick, did not directly address the controversy in his session on this week’s Torah […]

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