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October 11, 2019 4:02 pm
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Top Jewish Group Blasts NBA Franchise for ‘Bowing to BDS Pressure’ in Sponsor Row

A leading US-based Jewish advocacy group on Friday slammed the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers for "bowing to pressure" from activists supporting the anti-Israel...

October 11, 2019 12:54 pm
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Venezuela, Iraq Among Human Rights Abusers Slated to Join UN Rights Body, Advocates Warn

Prominent human rights advocates on Friday warned that a slate of states with records of systemic human rights abuse and enmity toward Israel are on...

October 11, 2019 12:36 pm
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Security for Jewish Communities Is Your Urgent Responsibility, Top EU Official Tells Member States After Germany Synagogue Attack

The European Union official tasked with combating rising antisemitism on the continent called on member states on Friday to step up measures to safeguard Jewish...

October 8, 2019 3:08 pm
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Mayor, Local Cops in Canadian City to Attend Yom Kippur Services in Solidarity With Jewish Community After Antisemitic Outrage

Senior local officials in the Canadian city of Hamilton are attending Kol Nidrei services on Tuesday night at the Beth Jacob Synagogue as a gesture...

October 8, 2019 11:12 am
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Top Saudi Muslim Leader Denounces Humiliation of Australian Jewish Boy as ‘Barbaric’ Violation of Islamic Values

The head of a global Islamic organization backed by the government of Saudi Arabia has issued a forthright condemnation of an antisemitic incident reported in...

October 7, 2019 3:38 pm
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New York Governor Pledges Extra Police Officers to Protect Jewish Institutions on Yom Kippur

Amid a surge in antisemitic attacks in New York City, worshipers attending Yom Kippur services on Tuesday night and Wednesday will be protected by an...

October 7, 2019 11:36 am
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Prominent Republicans Split From Trump Over Decision to Abandon Kurdish Allies in Syria

Prominent Republicans criticized US President Donald Trump on Monday for adopting a policy that effectively abandons America's Kurdish allies in Syria in the face of...

October 4, 2019 4:52 pm
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Swastikas in NJ Schools Symptom of Deeper Challenge of Antisemitism, Bigotry, Democratic Congressman Says

New Jersey is experiencing a "huge increase" in antisemitic activity and "every tool" needs to be used to combat the trend, the congressman representing the...

October 4, 2019 4:26 pm
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India on High Alert Over Threat of Terror Attack Targeting Israeli, Jewish Sites on Yom Kippur

Security authorities in India are on heightened alert due to a threat that terrorists will target Israeli and Jewish sites in the country during the...

October 4, 2019 3:38 pm
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Palestinian Rioter Killed on Israel-Gaza Border, Amid Renewed Unrest

Around 6,000 Palestinians rioted on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, and one was killed. The demonstrators hurled explosive devices, grenades, firebombs, burning tires and rocks...

October 4, 2019 2:24 pm
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British TV Star Rachel Riley at Algemeiner ‘J100’ Gala: ‘In the Face of Hate, There Is a Moral Duty to Act’

British TV star Rachel Riley was honored with the prestigious “Warrior for Truth” award last week at the 6th annual Algemeiner "J100" gala in New...

October 3, 2019 5:02 pm
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Netanyahu: Bipartisan US Support for Israel a ‘Mainstay of Our National Security’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at his office in Jerusalem on Thursday with a visiting US congressional delegation led by Rep. Alcee L. Hastings...

October 3, 2019 1:36 pm
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Swedish Center Party Leader ‘Regrets’ Endorsement of Male Circumcision Ban Amid Jewish, Muslim Protests

The leader of one of Sweden's main political parties has said that she "regrets" last week's annual conference vote in favor of a ban on...

October 2, 2019 3:16 pm
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Top UK Cabinet Minister: Everyone ‘Has a Duty to Stop’ Antisemitism

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid reiterated his support for the Jewish state at a Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) event on Tuesday. Addressing the...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

France Says Iranian Activist Zam Had Refugee Status in France

Iranian activist Rouhollah Zam, who has been captured by Iran, had refugee status in France, the French Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, condemning his arrest. The ministry also said it had...

Israel

‘Security Challenges’ Facing Israel Prompt IDF Chief to Provide...

In a rare move, the leader of Israel's centrist Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, met formally with IDF Chief...

Middle East

‘Entry of Radical Islamist Forces Into Northern Syria is Disturbing,’ E...

JNS.org - Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime...

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