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Ukraine Crisis Reverberates In Israel

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Despite Obama’s threat of military force against Assad unless he relinquishes his chemical weapons cache, Assad has repeatedly failed to meet UN deadlines to deliver his deadly arsenal to a special arms disposal unit.

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Germany Urged to Resolve Greek Holocaust Ransom Issue

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom it had surrendered to the Nazis when they occupied Greece during the Second World War. In 1942, the Greek Jewish community paid 1.9 billion drachmas (about $61 million in today’s money) […]

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No Trial for Austrian Ex-Mayor who Said Jews Deserve Hanging

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

An Austrian ex-mayor who said journalists and Jews should be hanged will not stand trial for hate speech, prosecutors said. A spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office of Krems an der Donau, a municipality located 35 miles east of Vienna, said that Karl Simlinger, a former mayor of the village of Gfohl, will not be […]

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Belgian Athlete who ‘quenelled’ Banned for 10 Games

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The European governing body of soccer, UEFA, announced the punishment on Tuesday against Omar Rahou, who made the gesture several times at a European Championship match of futsal, a variant of soccer, in January while celebrating scoring a goal for his team, Chatelineau, against Romania in Antwerp, the website of the Dutch Algemeen Dagblad daily […]

 

Polish Cops Nab Vandal in Jewish Cemetery

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Police officers in Poland arrested a man whom they said they had caught desecrating Jewish tombstones. The suspect, who was not named, was arrested last week at the Jewish cemetery of Andrychow, 30 miles southwest of Krakow, the news site Wadowice24.pl reported Tuesday. At the 18th-century burial site, he had knocked down 13 tombstones before […]

 

Russia Test-Fires ICBM

Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Russia test-fired an ICBM on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

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British PM Cameron to Visit Israel Next Week

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
 

Haredim Being Drafted – to Ukrainian Army

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 Monday. Maybe the reason is his hosts are way too busy with Crimea to worry if some Jew in East Jerusalem is closing a porch (counts as settlement construction).
 

Minister Accompanying Netanyahu: Settlement Freeze Off the Table

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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Ukraine Chief Rabbi Accuses Russians of Antisemitic ‘Provocations’

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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Arab Men Beat French Jew on Paris Train

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.
 

Campaign to Oust Russia, Others, From UN Human Rights 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

Deputy Ukranian Interior Minister Mykola Velkovych
 

Ukraine to Russian Attack Threat: We Will Never Give Up Crimea

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Russia threatened an imminent military invasion on Ukraine

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Greek Doctor Arrested for ‘Jews Not Welcome’ Sign

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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Ex-Russian Chess Champ Kasparov Granted Croatian Citizenship

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 […]

 

Wiesenthal Center: Lithuanian Government Emboldens Neo-Nazis

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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‘Death to Jews’ Graffiti Sprayed on Crimean Synagogue

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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US Jewish-Muslim Delegation Press Denmark on Slaughter Ban

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.
 

Security Cams Show Moment Russians Take Crimean Government Building

Posted on: March 1st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russia is thumbing her nose at President Obama.

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British Soccer Watchdog Punishes Player for Quenelle Salute

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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