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EU Commissioner: Europe Without the Jews is Not Europe May 13, 2015 3:47 pm

EU Commissioner: Europe Without the Jews is Not Europe

A “Europe without the Jews is no longer Europe,” the first vice president of the European...

Vatican Treaty Recognizes Palestinian Statehood May 13, 2015 1:32 pm

Vatican Treaty Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

JNS.org – The Vatican officially recognized Palestinian statehood on Wednesday in...

European Leaders Call for Pressuring Israel to Negotiate With Palestinian Authority May 13, 2015 9:39 am

European Leaders Call for Pressuring Israel to Negotiate With Palestinian Authority

Ynet – As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu works toward the swearing in of...

German Chancellor Says ‘Special Obligation to Support Israel’ Behind Sale of Advanced Missile Boats May 12, 2015 10:48 pm

German Chancellor Says ‘Special Obligation to Support Israel’ Behind Sale of Advanced Missile Boats

Germany’s “special obligation to support Israel” was behind the country’s decision...

European Antisemitism Driving Jews Away From Jewish Life, Says Leading Rabbi (INTERVIEW) May 12, 2015 3:16 pm

European Antisemitism Driving Jews Away From Jewish Life, Says Leading Rabbi (INTERVIEW)

The recent string of attacks against Jews in Europe has driven many Jews away from an active...

Vandals Cut Out Jewish Reference at ‘White Buses’ Memorial in Sweden May 12, 2015 2:47 pm

Vandals Cut Out Jewish Reference at ‘White Buses’ Memorial in Sweden

Vandals wrecked an exhibition to honor Sweden and Denmark’s so-called White Bus operation...

British Labour MP Shah Rips Galloway ‘Pathetic’ Plans to Overturn Election Loss: ‘I Just Pity Him’ May 12, 2015 2:13 pm

British Labour MP Shah Rips Galloway ‘Pathetic’ Plans to Overturn Election Loss: ‘I Just Pity Him’

Firebrand former British Parliament member George Galloway’s plans to overturn last Thursday’s...

Former British MP Lee Scott Blames Election Loss on Antisemitic Attacks May 11, 2015 4:15 pm

Former British MP Lee Scott Blames Election Loss on Antisemitic Attacks

Former British Member of Parliament Lee Scott believes that antisemitic abuse he faced during...

Austrian Catholic and Protestant Churches Apologize for Anti-Semitism May 10, 2015 1:26 pm

Austrian Catholic and Protestant Churches Apologize for Anti-Semitism

JNS.org – The Catholic and Protestant churches in Austria have apologized for their...

Four Denmark City Buses Burned in Suspected Anti-Israel Attack May 10, 2015 10:26 am

Four Denmark City Buses Burned in Suspected Anti-Israel Attack

Danish police say four city buses were destroyed in a pre-dawn fire and a fifth was vandalized...

Russia Seeks Extradition of Alleged Ukrainian Nazi War Criminal From Canada May 10, 2015 10:23 am

Russia Seeks Extradition of Alleged Ukrainian Nazi War Criminal From Canada

Russian authorities are asking Canada to extradite an alleged war criminal of Ukrainian ancestry...

German Official Says 25 Percent Increase in Antisemitic Hate Crimes May 9, 2015 9:36 pm

German Official Says 25 Percent Increase in Antisemitic Hate Crimes

Germany’s top security official says new statistics show a sharp rise in anti-Semitic...

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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