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Tel Aviv School Bans Students’ New Year’s Santa Claus Hats

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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Some Russian-descent students just don’t understand that Israel is a Jewish state, Mahmoud Abbas notwithstanding.

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Self-Acclaimed ‘Satanist’ Jailed for 4 Years for Defacing Torah

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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A Tennessee court Monday sentenced self-acclaimed anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Satanists Justin Baker to four years in prison for defacing a Torah scroll and prayer books in Memphis last January. Baker pleaded guilty on December 9 to damaging and defiling holy Jewish items of the Margolin Hebrew Academy. Judge Roy Morgan Jr, sentenced Baker to the […]

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Artwork in German Parliament May Have Been Nazi-Looted

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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Two artworks hanging in Germany’s parliament building in Berlin may have been confiscated or acquired at artificially depressed prices by the Nazis from the original owners, German newspapers reported. The Die Welt newspaper suggested that one of the works coincidentally stems from a gallery owned by an uncle of Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazi-era dealer whose […]

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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One of the  2,000-year-old fabrics discovered near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
 

Researchers Find Ancient Fabrics in Colors Noted in Jewish Sources

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

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Dr. Yitz Glick in front of the Palestinian village he visits every week.
 

Fearless Gush Etzion Doctor Makes House Calls in Palestinian Villages

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The connection runs so deep, that the Arab villagers have alerted Efrat authorities against terror cells.

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Israeli Museum Names Hall for US Fugitive Kobi Alexander

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Only in Israel. The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is naming a hall after U.S. fugitive and former Comverse technology CEO Kobi Alexander, who along with his sister donated money for renovating the museum’s Glass Pavilion, now called the Shaula and Kobi Alexander Center. Alexander, a native of Israel, fled to Namibia in 2006 […]

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New Jersey Man Claims He Lost Job for not Firing Jewish Employee

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A New Jersey man said he was fired after refusing to fire a man his boss called a “no-good New York city Jew.” Thomas Greco, a Middleton, New Jersey father of five, said after he was hired in May 2011 as a superintendent at the U.S. Custom House in Lower Manhattan, his boss, Howard Anastasi, […]

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Proposed Law Aims at Tighter Kosher Food Enforcement

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Knesset will discuss and vote on a  new bill to give official kosher food inspectors powers to make sure that restaurants and other public places that are certified as kosher live up to their commitment. The Israeli media immediately labeled the supervisors the “Kashrus Police,” implying some kind of Saudi or Iranian religious goon […]

 

‘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 […]

 

Government Panel Wants to Fund Abortions

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The government will actively promote abortions by funding them for women between ages 20 and 33 if a proposal by a Health Ministry committee is accepted. Israel’s”basket” of drugs and medical treatment gives hefty discounts for citizens, and the government adds “goodies” to the basket each year. The committee that came up with this coming […]

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Peres: Israel Won’t Tolerates Attacks on Holy (Christian) Sites

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

President Shimon Peres delivered a Christian New Year’s message enthusiastically proclaiming that Israel “will continue to guarantee access to holy sites for all” in the wake of recent “price tag” attacks on Christian sites. “There is no place for violence in our society, even more so when it targets people or places of faith,” he […]

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center released its 2013 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs. There are far more than 10 on the list.
 

Wiesenthal Center’s Top Ten Anti-Semitic Slurs of 2013

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Arabs, Jews, Muslims, Europeans and Americans are well-represented.

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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

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"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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Star French Athlete Probed for Antisemitic Gesture

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

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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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Rebbes and their flock at a rally outside a military prison south of Haifa, in solidarity with two Yeshiva students who were imprisoned for refusing to report to the IDF recruitment offices earlier this month. The notion that only non-Haredi Jews will get killed defending the Jewish State is repugnant. The idea that Israeli Haredi rabbis will go to the diaspora to say loshon hora against Israeli Jews is grotesque.
 

Israeli Rebbes Against the Draft to Pitch their Tent in America

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

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The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

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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

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

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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NY Times Launching Survey of Hungarian Antisemitism

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

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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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