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Israel says global anti-Semitism on the rise

01/23/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 1 day 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

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‘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

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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.

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In Moscow, Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

01/18/2017 9:06 AM Updated: 6 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

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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

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German court rules against attempt to ban neo-Nazi party

01/17/2017 1:17 PM

A German court today announced that it would not ban the National Democratic Party, which has been described as a neo-Nazi organization.  All 16 German states petitioned

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for probe into Israeli ‘interference’ in UK politics

01/17/2017 11:12 AM Updated: 1 week ago

(JNS.org) The United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is calling for an investigation into Israeli “interference” in the British government.The call by Corbyn, whose party

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Britain’s Johnson wants to maintain Iran nuclear deal

01/16/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Brussels (AFP) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the Iran nuclear accord that US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up must

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Palestinians look to God…and Putin

01/15/2017 9:03 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Palestinians on Friday stepped up their campaign to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from carrying out his pledge to move the US embassy in

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Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared of tax fraud in Paris

01/12/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Paris (AFP) – The Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty was cleared Thursday by a Paris court of massive tax fraud, in a long-running saga

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Morning Read 1/12: US troops enter Poland|Schumer to oppose Jeff Sessions

01/12/2017 10:33 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Morning Read 1/12: US troops enter Poland|Schumer to oppose Jeff Sessions To view today’s Morning Read, click here. With over 8,000 opt-in subscribers, the ‘JP Morning

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Nazi war criminal and Eichman’s right-hand man died in Syria basement

01/11/2017 9:16 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Paris (AFP) – Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, who was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of

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Russian Embassy in Britain tweets image of Pepe the Frog

01/10/2017 12:30 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Pepe the Frog, the meme of choice for the Alt-Right movement, appeared in a tweet Monday by Great Britain’s Russian Embassy. According to Haaretz, the tweet

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Catholic Church grants building for town’s first synagogue in 500 years

01/09/2017 4:00 PM

Palermo’s Roman Catholic Church is apparently making amends to the Jewish community, granting it partial ownership of a church and monastery built on the ruins of

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Israel apologizes over threats to ‘take down’ UK politician

01/08/2017 2:03 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

London (AFP) – The Israeli embassy in London sought Sunday to head off a diplomatic storm with London, apologizing after one of its staff was caught

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Trumps lambasts ‘fools’ who oppose better Russia ties

01/07/2017 6:20 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Washington (AFP) – President-elect Donald Trump condemned Russia critics on Saturday, calling those who oppose better relations with Moscow “stupid” people and “fools” in his latest

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Watch ‘Real Housewives of ISIS’ sketch that has Britain in an uproar

01/06/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago
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Netanyahu discusses Syria conflict with Putin

01/02/2017 10:32 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and “continued

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Putin announces Syria truce, peace talks

12/29/2016 9:57 AM

Moscow (AFP) – Russia President Vladimir Putin Thursday announced a nationwide ceasefire deal to come into effect across Syria from midnight and that the warring parties

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Anne Frank school in Paris vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

12/26/2016 12:33 PM Updated: 4 weeks ago

A pre-school in Montreuil, Paris named for Anne Frank was vandalized over the weekend with swastikas and other anti-Semitic and anti-Roma graffiti. According to Haaretz, the