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March 20, 2019 5:12 pm
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Sarah Halimi’s Lawyers, Relatives, Express Fury as Prospect of Criminal Trial in French Antisemitic Murder Case Again Recedes

Lawyers representing the family of the Jewish doctor murdered during a frenzied antisemitic assault inside her Paris apartment in 2017 have expressed angry frustration at the news that...

March 19, 2019 2:12 pm
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Berlin Jewish Museum Says It Has ‘No Specific Plans’ to Cooperate With Iran, Following Criticism of Meeting With Tehran Regime Envoy

The Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB) confirmed on Tuesday that it has no plans for cooperation with the Iranian government, following a controversy this week around a recent meeting...

March 18, 2019 4:34 pm
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Holocaust Denier David Irving Promoting New Guided Tour of Nazi Death Camp Sites, Hitler’s HQ in Poland

The notorious British Holocaust denier David Irving has announced that he will lead a tour of Nazi death and concentration camp sites in Poland later...

March 15, 2019 4:26 pm
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Polish Academics Protest Abuse of Term ‘Anthropology’ in Antisemitic Newspaper’s Headline

The academic leadership of the Polish Anthropological Society on Friday and a prominent Polish Jewish organization were among the voices on Friday joining the chorus of condemnation that greeted...

March 13, 2019 5:06 pm
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‘How to Recognize a Jew’: Outrage Over Sale of Antisemitic Newspaper at Polish Parliament’s Hotel

Poland's parliament faced international embarrassment on Wednesday after one of its lawmakers spotted a newspaper on sale at the parliament's hotel with the blood-curdling headline, "How...

March 13, 2019 11:38 am
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Leading African Historian Urges President Macron to ‘Save France’ From Revival of ‘Colonial and Antisemitic’ Past

One of Africa's leading historians has urged President Emmanuel Macron to "save France from itself" by confronting the rising antisemitism in the country head-on. In an open...

March 12, 2019 12:38 pm
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Netherlands Becomes Latest European Country to Record Worrying Rise in Antisemitic Outrages

The Netherlands on Tuesday became the latest European country to confirm a steep rise in antisemitic incidents over the last twelve months, following similarly alarming...

March 11, 2019 3:58 pm
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Turkey’s Islamist President Erdogan Attacks Women’s Rights Activists as ‘Enemy of the Nation’

Turkey's Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday redoubled his attack on the women's rights activists who last week defied a state ban by marching...

March 11, 2019 12:21 pm
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Heartened by Fans Solidarity Following ‘Gas Chamber’ Tweet, Israeli Soccer Star Says He’ll Continue Playing in Germany

Israeli soccer star Almog Cohen has said that he will continue playing in Germany following widespread outrage over an antisemitic social media post sent to...

March 8, 2019 4:34 pm
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Denouncing ‘Racist Israel and Its Lobbies,’ PLO Rejects Internationally-Accepted Definition of Antisemitism

The PLO's Ambassador to Senegal has published what he called the "position of the State of Palestine on this debate around antisemitism" -- a furious...

March 6, 2019 4:14 pm
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NATO Member Turkey Announces Joint Military Operation With Iranian Regime Against Kurdish Fighters

Turkey and Iran are planning joint military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced Wednesday, according to the Anadolu state...

March 6, 2019 1:24 pm
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Clear Majority of Americans Continue to Hold Favorable View of Israel, New Gallup Poll Shows

A comfortable majority of Americans continue to sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians in 2019, according to the annual World Affairs survey published on Wednesday by top polling firm Gallup. "Americans'...

March 5, 2019 1:04 pm
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‘End the Charade,’ Israeli NGO Tells UN Human Rights Council, as Publication of Economic ‘Blacklist’ Is Again Delayed

Nearly three years after voting for the creation of a blacklist of companies conducting business with Israeli communities in the West Bank, the United Nations...

March 4, 2019 5:06 pm
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Dutch Euro Parliamentarian Pledges to Fight ‘Gross Injustice’ Faced by Holocaust Survivor Locked in Pension Battle With German Government

A Dutch member of the European Parliament has demanded that the German government correct a "gross injustice" in the case of the Holocaust survivor whose...

Culture

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

Multiple 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates to Skip AIPAC Conference

JNS.org - A number of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 announced that they will not attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference. This comes after the left-wing...

Israel

Israel Says UN Gaza War Crimes Report Biased Against It

Israel said on Thursday a UN report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the...

Middle East

US-Backed Syrian Force Still Battling Islamic State

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battled Islamic State militants holed up in the Baghouz area overnight, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, the SDF said, seeking to defeat the last...

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