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(JTA) — Fifty-eight Israelis were injured during the wave of rocket attacks fired by terror groups from Gaza this week. Thirty-four Palestinians, most of them reported to be members of Islamic Jihad and other Gaza terror groups, were killed in retaliatory strikes.
(JTA) — Five years ago, Major General Yair Golan was on the cusp of running the Israeli army under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Wheaton College president Dennis Hanno said the incident “runs counter to our values as an institution,” adding that the swastika symbolizes anti-Semitism, white supremacy and genocide.
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The incidents exemplify the spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the borough in recent months.
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This round of fighting dealt a significant blow to Palestinian Islamic Jihad; defense chiefs are eyeing whether the halt in hostilities will allow Israel to keep its focus on the far larger threats to the north.
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From the start, American Jews saw their religious identity and their national one as two halves of a coherent whole.
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(JTA) — Two dozen prominent Brits — including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland, author Fay Weldon and actress Joanna Lumley — said Thursday that they will not be voting for the British Labour Party in elections next month because of the party’s ongoing anti-Semiti…
(JTA) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has agreed to a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education over an anti-Semitism complaint.
(JTA) — A rabbi representing Jews in Europe has asked a German auction house to cancel the sale of items belonging to Nazi leaders, including Adolf Hitler.
ODESSA, Ukraine (JTA) — Alina Feoktistova always knew she was Jewish, but the first time she sought contact with the community was to see if it could pay her tuition.
(JTA) — Bipartisan legislation to increase cooperation between the United States and Israel to develop technology to counter “killer drones” was introduced in the House of Representatives.
A student had been telling Jewish students that he was going to "nuke the Jews" and that "I have a list and you're on it, and all the other Jewish kids are on it, too."
(JTA) — German lawmakers have stripped a colleague from his committee chairmanship in the parliament after he made comments that have been widely condemned as anti-Semitic and racist.
The ceremony was held in Stern’s native town of São Paulo, where he now lives, in its oldest synagogue, Kehilat Israel.
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Author Yuval Noah Harari responded to the ban on Twitter, saying, “The Iranian regime fears free scientific inquiry. But I hope the Iranian people will find ways to obtain scientific knowledge and voice their views.”
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“Comments from a student on social media are disturbing and hateful, and antithetical to our university’s core values of diversity and respect,” said George Washington University president Thomas LeBlanc. “We will not tolerate anti-Semitism or bigotry on our campuses.”
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“It’s a mistake from our point of view,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “It’s a shame that here we are in the 21st century, still debating the past,” he added.
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It was the first time in the 70-year history of the German Parliament a committee chairman has been voted out.
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BOSTON (JTA) — On Nov. 5, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz said that Israel should avoid selling weapons to repressive regimes. While it might seem like an obvious move for the Jewish state, Gantz’s comments marked a stark contrast with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s doctrine — e…
(JTA) — A British police sergeant will face a disciplinary hearing after he allegedly dangled a slice of pepperoni pizza over the food of a Jewish fellow officer.
Iranian Guardian Council member Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei tells AP that a full Iranian withdrawal is “natural, logical.”
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Israel’s participation in the world fair showcases “continued progress in normalization with the Arab states,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett: "The new rules of the game are clear” • Lapid: elimination of Baha Abu al-Ata an “extraordinary acheivement” but “Israeli deterrence is practically nonexistent.”
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Islamic Jihad appeared to be holding Thursday despite an earlier barrage of rocket fire that briefly disrupted a truce to end two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight…
In all, Gaza terror groups fired 450 rockets at Israel between Tuesday morning and Thursday morning in what has been dubbed "Operation Black Belt" by the Israel Defense Forces.
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Five rockets fired from Gaza after Israel announces truce with Gaza terror group; no casualties or damage reported • Israel opens most schools, lifts security restrictions.
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Joint list lawmakers “sanctify” terrorists’ war crimes, Israel “spares no effort to minimize civilian casualties,” says Israeli premier during Knesset address.
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The president also held out hope for a $100 billion trade deal between Washington and Ankara, saying “our markets are open.”
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Just before midnight on Wednesday, Palestinian Islamic Jihad launched a massive rocket barrage that reached towards central Israel, setting off sirens all the way in Rehovot, just south of Tel Aviv.
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As Israel sought to contain the escalation—this time, without Hamas in the mix—a fragile situation emerged that could easily and dramatically change due to any significant civilian casualty on either side.
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SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Voters here have elected progressive public defender Chesa Boudin, the Jewish son of 1970s anti-war radicals, as their new district attorney.