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Jewish World War II Vet Gets Star of David on Gravestone — 50 Years Later

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A World War II soldier buried in a national cemetery in Wisconsin now has a Jewish star marking his grave, in place of the Christian cross it bore for almost 50 years.Read More


Palestinian Teen Charged in Firebombing of German Shul

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A suspect has been arrested in an attempted arson attack on a German synagogue.Read More


Pro-Peace Group Attacked as 'Filthy Jew Traitors'

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A Jewish group dedicated to promoting peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and which is deeply critical of Israeli policy, received an obscene, anti-Semitic voicemail on Saturday that attacked its members as “filthy Jew traitors.”Read More


Jewish Groups Get 94% of Homeland Security Grants

By JTA

The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits.Read More


English Cricket Star Wears 'Save Gaza' Wristband

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England cricket star Moeen Ali is being investigated by the International Cricket Council after wearing wristbands that featured the slogans “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” during the second day of the third test against India at Southampton.Read More


Jewish Defense League of Canada Seeks to Open Chapter in Montreal

By JTA

The Jewish Defense League of Canada wants to set up a chapter in Montreal, citing an increase in attacks on Jews.Read More


Gaza War Will Dent — Not Derail — Israel Economic Growth

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Israel’s war against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is expected to cost it billions of dollars, temporarily hurt economic growth and put pressure on the government’s finances.Read More


French Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting Extradited to Belgium

By JTA

The French suspect in a May 24 shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead was extradited to Belgium on Tuesday, a court spokeswoman said.Read More


5 Israeli Soldiers Killed During Thwarted Attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz

By JTA

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the death of five more Israeli soldiers, which occurred during the infiltration of gunmen into a southern kibbutz through a tunnel from Gaza.Read More


Palestinian Authority Announces 24-Hour Cease-Fire

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority announced that it has brokered a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire with all Palestinian factions, with the possibility of extending it an additional 48 hours.Read More





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