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Rochester, NY Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

Cemetery manager: "I don't want to label it anti-Semitism. I don't think there's any proof of that."

Saudi Arabia Warns of ‘Religious War’ Over Temple Mount Clashes

Saudi Arabia is raising the issue of violence at the Temple Mount with the United Nations Security Council.

European Jewry Congratulates Sebastian Kurz on Austrian Election Win, Warns Against Far-Right Pressures

"We strongly urge Mr. Kurz to form a coalition of centrist parties and not be beholden to a party of the far-right in his new coalition government."

Prince Charles Backpedals from Letter Blaming Jews for Mideast Tensions

"I now appreciate ... it is the influx of foreign, European Jews ... which has helped to cause great problems."

2 Muslim Women Enter Miami Beach Synagogue, Ask Questions, Scare Everyone

According to a police incident report, the women asked their Jewish host, "Did you have services already?" and "when are you saying Yizkor?"

Study: Non-Orthodox US Jewish Communities Growing Barren

'The absence of children – particularly children being raised in the Jewish religion – represents yet one more missing incentive to Jewish communal engagement.'

New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’

The start of a new life in Israel, "a strong and independent country," is a rescue for olim from Ukraine.

PM Netanyahu Addresses Yad Vashem International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

PM Netanyahu warned Iran that the last regime that tried to annihilate the Jewish People -- that which spawned the Holocaust -- ended up "in the dustbin of history."

Kantor Center, EJC Both Warn Global Anti-Semitism Rising

The annual Tel Aviv Univ. Kantor Center study reported a 45% rise in all forms of anti-Semitism on US college campuses.

Memo to Trump: ADL Info on Hate Groups Coming All Candidates

Trump gave the ADL an excuse to launch a campaign to educate all presidential candidates on extremists and hate groups.

60 Evangelical Leaders to Trump: Move Embassy to Jerusalem

White evangelical voters unusually high support was very significant in Trump's ability to capture the Midwestern states and win without a plurality.

Rome’s Chief Rabbi: Pope’s Synagogue Visit ‘Demonstration of Coexistence’

Pope Francis “will greet directly the greatest number of people possible,” the rabbi said.

White Supremacists Target American Campuses with Flyer Campaigns

Campuses in 25 states have reported seeing flyer and poster activity at their schools.

Russia’s Chief Rabbi: No Such Thing as Religious Extremism

Rabbi Lazar noted that many faiths have in them followers who promote pseudo-religious extremism.

Rabbi Appointed ‘Honorary Comedic Advisor to the Pope’

This was the very first time a pope, or his advisers, felt the need for a comedic advisor.

Exclusive: Huckabee Calls US Abstention at UNSC ‘Act of Hate Towards Israel’ By Obama...

Gov. Mike Huckabee says that no matter what the Obama administration does in its remaining days, "We can fix it. And we will."

FULL TEXT: US President Barack Obama’s Eulogy for Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres, z’l...

"Shimon's story is ... the story of a people who, over so many centuries in the wilderness, never gave up on that basic human longing to return home."

‘Nazis Rule’ Scrawled in Jewish Student’s Dorm Room at U of Minn

The drawing had a swastika and the words, "Nazis Rule." It depicted a death camp with Jews in a gas chamber.

May 14 Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem to Include Mezuzah-Hanging Ceremony

The extraordinary gesture comes at the behest of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Channel 20 reports.

WATCH: US Ambassador David Friedman Says He’s ‘Grateful to President Trump, Thankful to God’

"So grateful to President Trump for the opportunity and thankful to God for His blessings."

Egypt Denies UNESCO Lists Alexandria’s Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue as ‘Endangered’ World Heritage Site

“The Egyptian government gives equal importance to all its monuments and heritage sites, whether Ancient Egyptian, Jewish, Coptic or Islamic.”

Tzohar Ethics Chair Addresses UNESCO on Bioethics

"I believe it is incumbent upon our national governments to... respect diverse positions," Rabbi Cherlow said.

Official New Kosher Tartan Created by Scottish-born Chabad Rabbi

Scottish Jews can now walk proudly with an officially registered kosher tartan kilt designed by a rabbi and a registry official.

Canadian Synagogue Invites Muslims in after Mosque Firebombed

On Friday, Beth Israel hosted two prayer sessions for local Muslims and a potluck dinner.

European Parliament President Martin Schultz to Receive 2016 Medal of Tolerance

European Parliament President Martin Schultz is one of two recipients of the 2016 Medal of Tolerance for his commitment to preserve the memory of the Shoah.

Chief Rabbi of Britain Says Labour Has ‘Severe’ Problem with Anti-Semitism

Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis adds his view to the boiling broth over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

Lost 400-Year-Old Autobiography of Jewish Governor Returned to Mexico

In addition to his political career, Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva was probably a slave trader, and the first Spanish person to cross the lower Rio Grande into Texas from Mexico.

Bulgaria Adopts Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

EJC expressed hope for "a continental standard so anti-Semites will know which lines they dare not cross.”

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Decrees Elections for Representative Bodies from Jewish Communities

The decree came a few days after a visit to Fez by the king, where he launched the construction of the Museum of Jewish Culture.

Romania Expected to Facilitate Return of Property to Holocaust Survivors

The Romanian parliament is set to ease the way for Holocaust survivors to reclaim their stolen property.

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