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Hundreds of Mourners Attend Funerals for Victims

By Haaretz

Funerals were held for the five Israeli victims of the terror bombing, including two young fathers and a pregnant woman. ‘Watch over us from above,’ the one victim’s brother said.Read More


Bomber Was Taking Revenge for Iran Killings

By Forward Staff

The suicide bomber who attacked Israeli tourists in Bulgaria earlier this week was an Hezbollah operative, U.S. officials told the New York Times late Thursday, adding that the bombing was ordered by Iran in order to avenge assassinations targeting its nuclear scientists.Read More


Security Council Condemns Bulgaria Bombing

By Haaretz

The UN Security Council condemned Thursday in “the strongest terms” the terrorist attack against the bus with Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria.Read More


German Lawmakers Move To Protect Circumcision

By JTA

Germany’s parliament called on the government to step in to protect the right to religious-based circumcision of boys, as long as it is done by a medically qualified practitioner who avoids inflicting pain.Read More


British Woman Convicted of Anti-Jewish Plot

By JTA

A British-born Muslim woman has been found guilty of helping her husband plan a terrorist attack against Jews in an attempt to carry out “jihad at home.”Read More


Bachmann Slammed for Muslim Brotherhood Claim

By JTA

Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor to condemn a suggestion by Rep. Michele Bachmann that the federal government has been penetrated by Muslim Brotherhood agents.Read More


Obama Backs Munich Moment of Silence

By Forward Staff

President Barack Obama “absolutely” supports holding a moment of silence at the London Olympic Games to honorthe 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed at the 1972 games in Munich.Read More


Hannah Rosenthal To Lead Milwaukee Federation

By JTA

Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, will become the president of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.Read More


South Africa Backs Law on West Bank Labels

By JTA

A South African government minister expressed strong support for a proposal to ban products from the West Bank from being labeled as originating from Israel.Read More


Mom Admits Anti-Semitic Attack on Lovitz Pal

By JTA

The California mother accused of taking her teenage daughter and two friends to smear feces and scrawl swastikas and “Jew” on homes in the San Fernando Valley in an anti-Semitic vandalism spree pleaded guilty to her actions.Read More





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