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Greek Leader Who Said 'Jews Don't Pay Taxes' Named Defense Minister

By JTA

Panos Kammenos, a right-wing politician who said Jews don’t pay taxes, was appointed the defense minister of Greece.Read More


Bulgaria Keeps Lights On To Protest Anti-Semitism

By JTA

The presidential palace in Bulgaria’s capital will remain lit throughout the night of International Holocaust Memorial Day to encourage actions against anti-Semitism.Read More


Jewish Visits to Temple Mount Rise by 28%

By JTA

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem saw nearly 11,000 Israeli Jewish visitors last year, an increase of 28 percent over 2013.Read More


World Leaders Join Auschwitz Survivors at 70th Anniversary of Liberation

By Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski

Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.Read More


White House Welcomes Senate Move To Delay Iran Sanctions

By Reuters

Senator Robert Menendez, co-sponsor of legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, said on Tuesday he and other Democratic senators would not back passage of the bill until after March 24 and only if there is no framework agreement with Tehran.Read More


France's Francois Hollande Pleads With Jews To Stay

By Reuters

President Francois Hollande promised on Tuesday to protect French Jews and, in an apparent riposte to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation for them to emigrate after attacks in Paris, told them: “Your place is here.”Read More


ICC Backers Set To Ignore Israel Plea To Cut Funding

By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch

Many leading backers of the International Criminal Court will ignore Israel’s call for them to cut funding in response to an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials told Reuters.Read More


French Immigrants Find Peace of Mind in Israel — But 'Ou Est Le Fromage'?

By Luke Baker

At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: “Where’s the cheese counter?”Read More


Golan Heights Hit by 2 Syria Rockets

By Reuters

Two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas and an Iranian general.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Double in France

By JTA

Last year saw a doubling of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in France, and a 60 percent increase Belgium.Read More


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