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Israel Navy Seizes New Gaza Flotilla Boat

By Reuters

The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship in the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to prevent it breaching its blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said.Read More


Belgium Election Triggers 'Wave' of Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Belgium’s recent local elections triggered “an unprecedented wave of manifestations of anti-Semitism,” according to the country’s organization of French-speaking Jews.Read More


Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic 'Good Jew' Messages

By JTA

Twitter has reportedly agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages from its website and to block access to an account linked to German neo-Nazis.Read More


Worker Gets 18 Months in Claims Conference Scam

By Reuters

A former caseworker for an organization that aids survivors of Nazi persecution was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday for her participation in a $57 million fraud scheme.Read More


Palestinian Push for U.N. Upgrade Likely To Succeed

By Reuters

The Palestinians’ push for upgraded status at the United Nations is likely to succeed, the president of the U.N. General Assembly said on Friday.Read More


EU to Iran: Negotiate or Face More Sanctions

The European Union will further tighten economic sanctions if Iran does not curb its nuclear activities, EU leaders said on Friday, urging Tehran to engage in “meaningful” negotiations.Read More


Hamas Releases Gilad Shalit Film

By JTA

On the one-year anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas has released a film describing the Israeli soldier’s abduction in 2006.Read More


Noam Chomsky Makes First Gaza Visit

By JTA

Noam Chomsky, the prominent American academic and critic of Israel, has made his first trip to the Gaza Strip.Read More


Jewish Graves Vandalized in New Zealand

By JTA

Unidentified vandals defaced headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Auckland, New Zealand, with swastikas, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel graffiti.Read More


Germans Mull Revamped Holocaust Education Plan

By Don Snyder

Germany’s parliament is considering a review of education programs in its schools after receiving a government commissioned report showing that anti-Semitism in the country remains at disturbingly high levels.Read More





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