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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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