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Security up at French Jewish sites after blank bullets fired at synagogue near Paris

French President Francois Hollande met Oct. 7 with leaders of the country’s Jewish community, and pledged to fight extremism and anti-Semitism “with the greatest...

Syrian Rebels Claim Knowledge of Chemical Weapons Sites

According to a group of videos that have been posted on YouTube by Syrian activists, the rebels engaged in an ongoing military struggle against...

German government set to pass bill legalizing ritual circumcision

The German government is in the final stages of passing legislation that will legalize ritual circumcision if performed by a trained medical professional, the...

Colombian President Santos Receives AJC Diplomatic Statesman Award

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was honored at a recent American Jewish Committee (AJC) luncheon in New York, and received the global advocacy organization’s...

Bomb Explodes in Sweden Jewish Community Center

A bomb exploded at a Jewish community center in Malmo, Sweden early Sept. 28, causing damage but no injuries. The door leading into the...

Amid anti-Semitism, remembering France’s granting of full rights to Jews

September 27 marked the 221st anniversary of French Jews being granted equality under the law by the French National Assembly. This political decision in...

Germany Seeks Former Nazi Living in U.S.

Germany has begun a war crimes case against an 87-year-old man currently residing in Philadelphia who it says served as an SS guard at...

French Far­Right Leader Calls for Kippah Ban

French politician Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party, sparked controversy this weekend with a call to ban the traditional Jewish...

One injured in French kosher supermarket explosion

A package bomb exploded last Wednesday (Sept. 19) inside a suburban kosher grocery store near Paris, France. One person was wounded. The explosion in...

“Hashava” Campaigns to Find Heirs of 60,000 Unclaimed Holocaust Victims’ Assets

The Hashava Company, established by the Israeli Knesset to locate heirs of Holocaust victims entitled to assets currently held in Israel, is set to...

UK Chief Rabbi says Dawkins’s Atheist Philosophy is Anti-Jewish

Atheist evolutionist Richard Dawkins denied making an anti-Semitic remark in his book The G-d Delusion after he was accused of that by Lord Jonathan...

Protestors Storm U.S. Embassy in Cairo on 9/11

Thousands of angry Egyptians scaled the walls of the American embassy on Tuesday, September 11. The demonstrators, who are being described in media reports...

Rabbi Pinto Takes 1,000 on Bulgarian Pilgrimage, Reassures on Iranian Threat

On a pilgrimage this past week with nearly 1,000 followers to the grave of a revered kabbalist in Bulgaria, popular – and sometimes controversial...

German Jewish Leader Laments Return of Anti-Jewish Zeitgeist

Taking note of the rash of anti-Semitic incidents that have recently plagued Berlin, the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany...

Budapest Cancels Planned Anti-Semitic Play

The mayor of Budapest announced this past week that the Hungarian capital was canceling its plans to present an anti-Semitic play at a theater...

Norwegian Mass Killer Determined to be Sane, Gets ‘Maximum’ Prison Sentence

Anders Behring Breivik – the Norwegian whose multiple acts of terrorism last year killed 77 people – was sentenced last Friday to a maximum...

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