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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

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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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European Jewish Group Wants Israeli Security Forces in Ukraine

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The European Jewish Association has appealed to Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to urgently send Israeli-trained security forces to protect the Jewish community across Ukraine in response to the recent upsurge in attacks against Jews. EJA director Rabbi Menachem Margolin also appealed to European Union foreign ministers and ambassadors to lobby […]

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Israel Donates 300 Copies of Anne Frank’s Diary to Tokyo Libraries

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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Israel’s embassy in Japan is donating 300 copies of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” to Tokyo libraries following a vandalism spree. More than 300 copies of the diary and other books about Anne Frank have been found damaged in libraries throughout the country’s capital. Police have established a task force to investigate the […]

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.
 

At Last, State-of-the-Art Rabbis Made in Germany

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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The Truth about the UN
 

Ambassador Ayalon Assails UN Policy of Injustice on You-Tube

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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“In today’s international climate where people are looking for every reason to hate Israel, we cannot allow untruths to go unchallenged.”

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Interfaith Group Sending $1 Million for Jews In Ukraine

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.
 

Falling Red Star Marks End of an Era in Ukraine (Video)

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.
 

Ukraine Jews On Edge Amid Turmoil

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.
 

Report: PA Weaponizing Water Against Israel

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.
 

Norwegian Store Chain Cancels SodaStream Boycott #BDSFail

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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Canadian Pro-Palestinian Group Protesting Ehud Barak Visit

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A pro-Palestinian group in Canada, calling Ehud Barak an “Israel war criminal,” is protesting a visit by the former Israeli prime minister. The Canada-Palestine Association is among pro-Palestinian groups in British Columbia protesting an economic conference to be held in suburban Vancouver at the end of the month that Barak is scheduled to attend. It […]

 

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

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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Netanyahu Learns from Merkel How to Stay on Schedule

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Cabinet was “exceptional” because it was on schedule. Considering Israeli’s penchant for “on time” a synonym for running on a clock that does not keep time, that might be the most valuable result of the visit. “We had a very enjoyable […]

German newspaper cartoonist claims his hook-nosed caricature of Zuckerberg is not anti-Semitic.
 

German Paper’s Caricature of Hook-Nosed Zuckerberg ‘Anti-Semitic’

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?

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Merkel in Jerusalem: Israel and Germany Have ‘Very Strong Friendship’

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that her country and Israel enjoy a “very strong friendship.” Merkel arrived in the country on Monday with nearly her entire Cabinet, whose members will meet the following day with their Israeli counterparts for a fifth joint meeting. The German delegation is in Israel for a 24-hour visit. […]

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chabad building attacked
 

Chabad Center in Ukraine Firebombed

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Chabad Rabbi Michael Oishie had left the building just 20 minutes before the attack.

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U.N. Special Rapporteur and amateur anti-Semite Richard Falk
 

Richard Falk Blames Israel for Sins of Egypt and Palestinian Authority

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelBoycott

Falk lies in answers to “who shoots at Gaza fishermen and who prevents Palestinian Authority Arabs from protesting?”

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Arsonists attacked a synagogue in war-torn Ukraine Saturday night.
 

East Ukraine Synagogue Hit by Firebombs

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A synagogue in eastern Ukraine sustained minor damage from firebombs hurled at it by unidentified individuals Saturday night. The firebombs hit the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, according to a report on the news site timenews.in.ua. The website published photos that showed the traces of a fire on the […]

 

Thessaloniki Jews Suing Germany in European Human Rights Court

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Jewish community of Thessaloniki is suing Germany for the return of a ransom paid during the Nazi occupation of Greece. The papers were filed Friday in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, the community’s president, David Saltiel, told JTA. The move to the European court comes after a struggle of two […]

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