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Belgian Jewish community outraged by proposal to ban kosher slaughter

04/09/2017 4:20 PM

Pressure from animal rights groups has led two of Belgium’s three regions to consider banning shechita (ritual slaughter) in 2019, in what some Belgian Jewish leaders

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(Video) “My grandfather was accused of being an Israeli spy”

04/06/2017 1:12 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago
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Amsterdam residents demand removal of plaque honoring Holocaust victim

04/03/2017 5:33 PM

A plaque in Amsterdam honoring Holocaust victim Joachim Elte has been dislodged and relocated after two residents complained, Haaretz reported Monday. https://t.co/SP1wI1nnvg dit verzin je niet: bakstenen

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

03/29/2017 1:54 PM Updated: 3 weeks 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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Netherlands to host pro-Hamas conference

03/28/2017 10:01 AM Updated: 3 weeks 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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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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“Piece of crap” Hitler painting featured in ‘madness’ exhibit

03/22/2017 10:25 AM Updated: 1 month ago

An oil painting by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is being featured at an art exhibit in Italy’s State Museum in Salo on the theme of madness.

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Ireland’s Jewish population is growing thanks to Israeli expats

03/17/2017 9:41 AM

A steady increasing number of Israeli Jews are re-settling in an unlikely location – the Emerald Isle. Thanks to the influx of Israelis, Ireland now has

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Turkish leader doubles down on Nazi comparison, blames Netherlands for Serbian massacre

03/15/2017 4:24 PM

In a televised speech Tuesday, Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan blamed Holland for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in eastern Bosnia, in which 8,000 Muslim men and boys

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London artist apologizes for “Beware of Jews” sign in Stamford Hill

03/15/2017 12:26 PM

Artist and photographer Franck Allais apologized Wednesday after placing a “Beware of Jews” sign in the ultra-Orthodox London neighborhood of Stamford Hill. The triangular sign featured

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European rabbis condemn E.U. court ruling against religious garb

03/14/2017 11:04 AM

The Conference of European Rabbis is attacking a new court ruling out of the European Union, allowing companies to prohibit employees from wearing religious garb. Rabbi

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Far-right Party for Freedom third most popular among Dutch Jews

03/10/2017 12:12 PM

Geert Wilders, a far-right Dutch politician who serves as head of the Party for Freedom, has been described as racist for proposing a tax on Muslim

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In Putin meeting, Netanyahu once again invokes Purim story to describe Iran threat

03/09/2017 12:54 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow Thursday for his third meeting in a year with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Speaking with Putin, Netanyahu drew an

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Celebrated French author exposed as anti-Semitic Twitter troll

03/06/2017 6:24 PM

The French literary scene is known for its provocateurs. (English’s need of the French loan word ‘provocateur’ to describe this concept is just one sign of

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Veteran Labor MP and Israel foe Gerald Kaufman dies at 86

02/27/2017 3:41 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Gerald Kaufman, an MP with Britain’s Labor Party and a vociferous critic of Israel, passed away Sunday at 86 due to an undisclosed illness. “Sir Gerald

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Former Gitmo detainee, compensated by UK government, dies in ISIS attack

02/22/2017 1:34 PM

The life of Jamal al-Harith is being puzzled over today. Originally from Britain, he ended-up in Guantanamo Bay but was compensated with £1 million from the U.K.

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(Video) Marine Le Pen cancels meeting with Muslim cleric after refusing to wear headscarf

02/21/2017 6:00 PM
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Jewish leaders meet with Lithuanian Ambassador to preserve threatened ancient cemetery

02/21/2017 2:30 PM Updated: 2 months ago

A delegation of American Jewish leaders met last week with Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States Rolandas Kriščiūnas in an effort to forestall planned development in