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“I have broken no rule,” ex-London mayor and Labor MP says over anti-Semitism accusations

03/29/2017 6:23 PM

Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London and a member of Britain’s Labor Party, defended himself against accusations of anti-Semitism Tuesday ahead of a Labor Party


One of world’s largest ad agencies changes name for 100 days in honor of Jewish founders

03/29/2017 5:38 PM

The London office of Grey Global Group, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, has temporarily changed its name to Valenstein and Fatt, in honor of


“I do not like kikes,” Ukrainian MP and ex-Russian prisoner declares

03/29/2017 1:54 PM Updated: 10 hours ago

Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian legislator, ex-fighter pilot, and ex-prisoner of Russia, promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in an interview Saturday with a Ukrainian television station. “I have


Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Abbas for 2nd time

03/29/2017 10:15 AM

Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greeenblatt met in Jordan Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “follow-up” to their meeting earlier this month. Had


Image of Smurfette removed from Bnei Brak posters

03/28/2017 6:30 PM

Posters of the upcoming Smurfs movie featuring the female character Smurfette have been censored from posters in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Bnei Brak. According to


New study shows mice, human relationship goes back 15,000 years

03/28/2017 4:19 PM

While dogs may be man’s first domesticated companion, humans and another, far different species also go back a surprisingly long way. According to a study Monday


Passport signed by Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg to be auctioned off

03/28/2017 3:28 PM

The fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, has long been veiled in mystery. According


Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick seeks removal of Knesset members ban

03/28/2017 12:23 PM

Likud MK and Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick petitioned Israel’s High Court Tuesday to force the government to allow MKs to visit the Temple Mount.


“Days of Israel bashing are over,” U.N. ambassador Haley declares

03/28/2017 10:44 AM

Speaking at the annual AIPAC policy conference Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley delivered an unapologetic defense of Israel. “The days of Israel-bashing are


Netherlands to host pro-Hamas conference

03/28/2017 10:01 AM Updated: 1 day ago

The mayor of the second-largest city in the Netherlands is refusing to block a conference by a pro-Hamas group, despite warnings by Dutch Jewish leaders and


Frankfurt Jewish Community group has falling out with Chabad

03/27/2017 6:24 PM

The umbrella organization representing Frankfurt’s Jewish community has cut ties with the city’s Chabad-Lubavitch chapter after a falling out over what the Frankfurt umbrella group perceives


Israel agrees to provide emergency funding for over 1,000 monkeys at Mazor farm

03/27/2017 4:25 PM Updated: 2 days ago

The Israeli government is coming to the rescue of 1,250 macaque monkeys at the Mazor monkey breeding farm. This week, the Shmurat Hakofim company, which is


Protesters arrested after bizarre ritual involving a sheep and Auschwitz

03/27/2017 2:41 PM

Eleven protesters, a sheep, and the gate of Auschwitz sounds like the setup to a bizarre and horrible joke. Instead, this was an actual series of


Ex-Prime Minister Olmert denied pardon by Rivlin

03/27/2017 1:36 PM Updated: 2 days ago

A pardon request by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been denied by President Reuven Rivlin. The former PM is currently serving a 26-month prison


Pence, Netanyahu offer AIPAC speeches light on details, heavy on Israel support

03/27/2017 12:11 PM Updated: 2 days ago

    Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)’s annual policy conference event Sunday, VP Mike Pence described President Donald Trump as a “true


Activist Rasmea Odeh, convicted of terrorist bombing, to leave U.S.

03/25/2017 7:05 PM Updated: 4 days ago

Rasmea Odeh, convicted by an Israeli court of involvement in a 1969 Jerusalem bombing which killed two people and injured nine, has accepted a plea bargain


Scientists believe Dead Sea region suffered from “epic” droughts thousands of years ago

03/25/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 4 days ago

Drilling into the Dead Sea has revealed that the region may have been affected by two “epic,” centuries-long droughts which occurred hundreds of thousands of years


UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mervis, other Jewish leaders describe British terror attack as assault on democracy

03/23/2017 2:07 PM

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mervis joined other European Jewish leaders Thursday in offering condolences following Wednesday’s terror attack outside the British Parliament. A knife-wielding man, identified


Long lost Jewish cemetery uncovered in Rome, with intact skeletons inside

03/23/2017 12:48 PM

At a time when Jewish cemeteries are repeatedly being vandalized, archaeologists are recovering the remains of some dating back centuries. Such a discovery was made this


Netanyahu cancels coalition talks due to ill health as crisis looms

03/23/2017 11:54 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled coalition talks Thursday to defuse a crisis threatening to tear apart his government. The prime minister’s stated reason for the cancellation