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4 Minors Arrested for Lynching in Jerusalem

After initially treating the event as a brawl, police on Sunday for the first time referred to the attack on Palestinian youths by dozens of Jewish teens in Jerusalem early last Friday as a “lynching.”Read More


Fear of War with Iran Impeding Aliyah

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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said the fear of a war with Iran has caused Jews in the Diaspora to delay their aliyah plans.Read More


Canada's Largest Protestant Church OK's BDS

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Canada’s largest Protestant church has voted to boycott goods from Israel’s Jewish settlements.Read More


Settler Attacks on Palestinians Called 'Terror'

By Haaretz

Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Sunday that the fire-bomb attack on a Palestinian taxi on Thursday, in which six people were wounded, was “a terrorist attack.”Read More


Iran Escalates Anti-Israel Rhetoric

By Haaretz

Escalating Israeli rhetoric regarding a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities was answered this weekend by even cruder threats from Iran and Hezbollah. The Iranians have always marked their version of Jerusalem Day, which fell on Friday, with warlike declarations, but this time they raised the volume a bit.Read More


Rabbis Unite for Stricter Gun Laws

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Reform and Conservative rabbinical leaders called for increased gun controls in the wake of a spate of shootings.Read More


Swedes Stage Solidarity 'Kippah Walk' in Malmo

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Several hundred kippah-wearing Jews and non-Jews marched in Sweden as a sign of solidarity with Malmo’s Jews.Read More


Foxman: Israel Should Draft Arabs and Haredim

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Israel should consider drafting its Arab and Haredi population to defend their neighborhoods, according to a prominent American Jewish leader.Read More


Jailed Irish Convert Demands Kosher Food

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A jailed sex offender in Ireland has brought a High Court challenge against prison authorities to compel them to meet his kosher dietary needs.Read More


Brazil's Anne Frank Schools Head to Amsterdam

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Brazil’s Jewish community sent directors of five Brazilian schools named after Anne Frank on a Holocaust study tour in Amsterdam. The study trip is the first step in the creation of an educational network, according to an announcement by CONIB, the central body representing the Brazilian Jewish community.Read More





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