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Hundreds gather in Melbourne to remember Jewish girl killed in car attack

01/23/2017 5:23 PM

Thalia Hakin, a 10-year-old Jewish student at Melbourne’s Chabad Beth Rivka school, was tragically killed Friday when a driver deliberately mowed down pedestrians in Melbourne’s city


Israel says global anti-Semitism on the rise

01/23/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 13 hours ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – The Israeli government on Sunday reported a global increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2016, citing sharp rises in Germany, Britain and the United


Watch, and hear, Mexico’s best goyish klezmer band

01/22/2017 5:45 PM Updated: 1 day ago

‘Europe will wake up in 2017,’ Le Pen tells Germany right-wing congress

01/22/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Koblenz (Germany) (AFP) – French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes


Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to


Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 1 day ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and


Netanyahu briefed on violent scenarios if U.S. embassy is relocated

01/20/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 3 days ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been briefed by Shin Bet, the army, and police on the possibility of violence breaking out in the event of


Iranian Foreign Minister warns Trump “will be surprised” if he tears up nuclear agreement

01/20/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 3 days ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that President-Elect Donald Trump “will be surprised” if he annuls the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking at


Moroccan king restores Hebrew street names in country’s historic Jewish quarter

01/19/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The streets of Marrakesh, Morocco’s Jewish Quarter (known as the mellah) will have their original Jewish names restored, thanks to an order from the country’s monarch, King


Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of


Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill


Despites accusations of xenophobia and anti-Semitism, Marine Le Pen leads in polls for French presidency

01/19/2017 11:12 AM

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is leading in the polls at 25-26 percent, according to a poll this week reported in France’s Le Monde newspaper.


Pentagon preps Middle East military options for Trump

01/19/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Washington (AFP) – He wants to frantically bomb the Islamic State group and has slammed White House micromanagement of America’s warfighting generals, but President-elect Donald Trump


Watch and learn if Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump’s UN pick, supports moving the embassy

01/18/2017 4:11 PM

Brazil accepts Israeli ambassador, ending year-long diplomatic conflict

01/18/2017 4:00 PM

There hasn’t been an Israeli ambassador to Brasil since 2015, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dani Dayan, who has been referred to as “the


Australian mayor accused of anti-Semitism after declining synagogue invite due to ‘divisive’ Israel

01/18/2017 11:55 AM

Peter Abelson, the mayor of the Sydney municipality of Mosman, has been accused of anti-Semitism for refusing to attend a synagogue ceremony as protest against Israel’s


Leader of German far right criticizes “laughable” focus on the Holocaust

01/18/2017 11:06 AM

Germany’s focus on remembering the Holocaust was criticized as “crippling” Wednesday by Bjoern Hoecke, a leader of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. “This laughable


In Moscow, Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

01/18/2017 9:06 AM Updated: 5 days ago

Moscow (AFP) – The main Palestinian parties on Tuesday announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three


Exiled Turkish cleric Fethulla Gulen expresses surprise at scope of the Holocaust

01/17/2017 4:02 PM Updated: 6 days ago

Exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, the man accused by Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan of orchestrating July’s failed coup d’etat, expressed surprise last month to learn of


Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister says Israel, U.S. on the same page under Trump

01/17/2017 1:53 PM

Israel’s Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Monday that the inauguration of Donald Trump will be an opportunity for partnership between the U.S. and Israel. According