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Anti-Semitic Incidents in Britain Double Since Start of Gaza War

By JTA

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza.Read More


Investigation Launched Into Beating of Palestinian Men in East Jerusalem

By JTA

Israel Police have opened an investigation into the severe beating of two Palestinian young men in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.Read More


10,000 Rally at United Nations To Support Israel Battle in Gaza

By JTA

Members of Congress and thousands of Israel supporters gathered for a solidarity rally near the United Nations.Read More


Dan Markel Talking on Cell Phone When Shot as He Pulled Into Driveway

By Forward Staff

Law professor Dan Markel was reportedly talking on his cell phone and pulling into the driveway of his Florida home when he was shot dead.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Grimly Tells Israelis To Expect Long War in Gaza

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip, squashing any hopes of a swift end to fighting that has already cost more than 1,000 lives.Read More


Rabbi David Saperstein Named U.S. Religious Freedom Envoy

By Lauren Markoe and Brian Pellot

Rabbi David Saperstein will be named the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job since it was created in 1998.Read More


Miami Beach Shul Hit With 'Hamas' Graffiti

By JTA

A synagogue in North Miami Beach was vandalized with spray painted swastikas and the word “Hamas.”Read More


Sole Israeli Victim of Malaysia Airlines Shoot-Down Has Unique Life Story

By Cnaan Liphshiz

A few hours before he departed Amsterdam for Australia on July 17, Ithamar Avnon was praying for peace with his parents at their home in the Netherlands.Read More


Chicago Principal Transferred Over Anti-Semitic Bullying

By JTA

A Chicago public school principal has asked to be reassigned over anti-Semitic bullying at his school.Read More


Hamas Slips Into Israel Village and Fires Deadly Mortars During Eid Holiday

By Reuters

Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated.Read More





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