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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...

Denmark Jewish Leader: Way We Want to Live Our Lives Not Possible May 8, 2015 5:59 pm

Denmark Jewish Leader: Way We Want to Live Our Lives Not Possible

“The way we want to live our lives is no longer possible,” said the vice president of...

After Stunning Defeat, Galloway Says ‘Racists, the Vile and Zionists Will be Celebrating’ May 8, 2015 4:01 pm

After Stunning Defeat, Galloway Says ‘Racists, the Vile and Zionists Will be Celebrating’

The flamboyant leader of the British Respect Party conceded his overwhelming defeat in Bradford...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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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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