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‘Danger of Fire’ from Shabbat Candles Shuts Out Jewish Tourists

The Welsh U. of Aberystwyth declares that lighting Shabbat candles is a fire hazard, nearly 20 years after Jewish tourists have done so every summer.

64-Year-Old Polish Jew Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

Jerry Lewis: Still Can’t Watch Female Comics (Video)

When asked who were his favorite female comedians, he named Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds.

Norwegian Daily Published Blood Libel Caricature of Circumcision

The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

World Oldest Torah Identified in Italy from 11-12th Century

Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

Wishy-Washy West Endangers Israel with Russian Missiles for Assad

The West has played one too many games in the Syria disaster. After it lifts the arms embargo to rebels, Russia says it will arm Assad with game-changing missiles. For Israel, it is not a game.

London Family Robbed of $30,000 in Judaica While Sleeping

Burglars stole Judaica artifacts worth approximately $30,000 from a Jewish family in northern London while they were sleeping, The Jewish Chronicle reported. The thieves took...

Former Italian Legislator Makes Aliyah

The Rome Jewish community leadership gave a rousing send-off to journalist and former Italian parliament member Fiamma Nirenstein ahead of her departure for Israel...

Iran Nuclear Plant Progress More Worrisome than Ever Before

Iran is "advancing its enrichment program in blatant violation of its international obligations."

London Terrorist Beheading Soldier in Broad Daylight (Video)

An eyewitness fought back tears as he recalled seeing the killers attacking the man "like a piece of meat."

UN Health Assembly, Syria, Slam ‘Inhuman Israeli Practices’

Observers of the world body in Geneva said the annual hypocrisy reached a new low this year.

Bibi to Talk Separately with Kerry, Sarkozy and Hague – in 4 Hours

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has a busy day Thursday and is scheduled to talk with two foreign ministers and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy...

Israeli 1,700-year-old Mosaic on Display at Louvre Museum

Israelis are familiar with archaeological finds dating back centuries and sometimes thousands of years. Now the world’s most popular museum, the Louvre, exhibits a 1,700-year-old mosaic found in Lod.

Israel Comes to its Senses, Cancels UNESCO Mission

The mission was originally supposed to arrive in Jerusalem on Monday.

PA Outsmarts Self, Loses Out on UNESCO Old City Mission

The Palestinian Authority outsmarts itself again. Israel agreed to allow UNESCO to visit the Old City as long as there were no political motives. The PA could not resist and is left with nothing.

‘Death to Jews’ Tattoo Bars Hungarian Martial Arts Fighter

A Hungarian martial arts fighter was disinvited from an event in Prague because of his Nazi tattoos, including one reading “death to the Jews.” Some...

Israel Explodes the ‘Big Lie’ – Gaza Al Dura Boy Wasn’t Killed

It took a world war to expose the Nazi lie. Now, 12 years after the media lie that the IDF killed an innocent 12-year-old Gaza boy, it appears he never died. “The Truth will out” wrote Shakespeare.”

Syrian Army Completes S300 Training in Russia

The first anti-aircraft missiles may be delivered to Syria within 2 months.

Upping the Ante: 5 Russian Warships Enter the Mediterranean

Russia maintains a military base in the port of Tartous, Syria.

Czech Jews Document Tripling of Online Anti-Semitism

The Jewish Community of Prague documented a tripling of online instances of anti-Semitic hate speech last year. The increase, which the community links to a...

Fatah Condemns Co-Existence

Everyone knows Abbas wants to make peace with Israel, which wants to drive all Arabs into the sea, right? And how many know that Abbas’ Fatah party condemned the crime of a Jewish-Arab soccer game?

Vienna Hosts First European Jewish Choral Festival

The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the...

Blue and White, All the Waze

Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a...

Hawking’s Boycott Falls into a Black Hole

The Israeli Presidential Conference that Stephen Hawking is boycotting because of the “occupation” of supposed Palestinian land has drawn in the past none other...

Church of Scotland Thinks Twice, Grants Israel the Right to Exist

The Church of Scotland has called last week’s publication of a Church and Society Council report that denies Israel’s right to exist a “misunderstanding”...

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