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Haredi Woman Shot By Israeli Police Near Western Wall

By JTA

A woman that police said was dressed in blankets was shot in the leg by an officer at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Western Wall.Read More


French Jewish Defense League Leader Denies Reports of Ban

By JTA

A leader of France’s Jewish Defense League dismissed as rumors reports that officials were considering banning his far-right group.Read More


Are Hostile Blog Posts Clues to Dan Markel Murder Mystery?

By Forward Staff

Police are reportedly investigating whether law professor Dan Markel may have been murdered by one of a handful of blog commenters who blasted him with threatening messages — including one who ranted about ‘shutting people like YOU down.’Read More


Dutch Jew's Apartment Firebombed Over Israel Flag on Balcony

By JTA

A Jewish woman who displayed an Israeli flag from her balcony in Amsterdam was targeted with a firebomb and death threats.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Vows No Truce Until Gaza Tunnels Destroyed

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration tunnels.Read More


Anti-Semitism Soars in Britain Amid Gaza War

By Reuters

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.Read More


Jewish Groups File Briefs in Jerusalem Passport Supreme Court Case

By JTA

A number of Jewish groups have filed friend of the court briefs in a Supreme Court case considering whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list “Israel” as their birthplace on their passports.Read More


Jewish Chicago Cop Gets $540K Judgement In Anti-Semitism Harassment Case

By JTA

A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.Read More


White House Condemns Shelling of Gaza School That Killed 15

By Reuters

The White House condemned the shelling on Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza that local authorities estimated killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering there.Read More


Israel Hunts for Hamas Tunnels With Dogs, Robots — and Bulldozer Named 'Cruella'

By Dan Williams

Israeli Colonel Tomer was literally tipped off to the tunnel snaking under a Palestinian village when the tank-churned earth gave way under the weight of one of his behemoth bulldozers.Read More





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