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Catalonia Independence Activist: Jewish Community Split Over Secession Vote

The Jewish community in Catalonia is “heavily split” on the question of possible independence for the region of northeast Spain, a local activist asserted,...

October 1, 2017 8:23 pm

BBC Journalist Mistakenly Taken for Jewish Taunted by British Intellectual Commanding She ‘Get Back in the Oven’

A BBC journalist mistakenly identified as a Jew was told at a recent high-end London event to “get back in the oven,” the Daily Mail reported over the weekend. According to the report, journalist Henrietta Foster...

Putin-Backed Party Wins Majority in Russian Election

United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, has won a majority in the country's parliamentary election, far ahead of rival parties. With 93% of the votes counted, the party has secured 54.2% of ballots and 343...

Pope: Murder in God’s Name ‘Satanic’

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced killing in God's name as "satanic" as he held a mass to honor Jacques Hamel, the French priest whose throat was slit by jihadists in July. "Killing in God's name is...

September 13, 2016 10:12 am

3 Suspected ISIS Members Arrested in Germany, Probed for Connection to Paris Attacks

Three Syrian nationals suspected of being ISIS members were arrested Tuesday in Germany, and are...

September 12, 2016 3:35 pm

Photos of Nazi Victims Defaced at Holocaust Memorial in Hungarian Capital

A Budapest memorial to the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust was vandalized over the weekend,...

September 12, 2016 12:45 pm

Major UK Jewish Student Group Decries, Condemns ‘Hitler Was Right’ Sign Plastered on U of Leicester Campus by Pro-Nazi Activists

The appearance last Tuesday of a sticker promoting Nazism at the University of Leicester is “extremely concerning,”...

September 12, 2016 10:18 am

French PM Warns of New Terrorist Attacks, Says 15,000 Radical Suspects on Police Radar

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday the country can expect new attacks, but insisted...

September 10, 2016 9:35 pm

Car Containing Explosive Gas Cylinders Found Near Synagogue in Marseille, France

A suspicious vehicle containing two gas cylinders was found near a synagogue in France's southern...

October 1, 2017 8:23 pm

Catalonia Independence Activist: Jewish Community Split Over Secession Vote

The Jewish community in Catalonia is “heavily split” on the question of possible independence for the region of northeast Spain, a local activist asserted, as...

September 19, 2016 3:40 pm

BBC Journalist Mistakenly Taken for Jewish Taunted by British Intellectual Commanding She ‘Get Back in the Oven’

A BBC journalist mistakenly identified as a Jew was told at a recent high-end London event to “get back in the oven,” the Daily Mail...

September 19, 2016 9:46 am

Putin-Backed Party Wins Majority in Russian Election

United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, has won a majority in the country's parliamentary election, far ahead of rival parties. With 93% of the votes...

September 14, 2016 9:55 am

Pope: Murder in God’s Name ‘Satanic’

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced killing in God's name as "satanic" as he held a mass to honor Jacques Hamel, the French priest whose throat...

September 13, 2016 10:12 am

3 Suspected ISIS Members Arrested in Germany, Probed for Connection to Paris Attacks

Three Syrian nationals suspected of being ISIS members were arrested Tuesday in Germany, and are being investigated in connection with November's deadly terror attacks in...

September 12, 2016 3:35 pm

Photos of Nazi Victims Defaced at Holocaust Memorial in Hungarian Capital

A Budapest memorial to the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust was vandalized over the weekend, the Hungarian Free Press reported on Sunday. Images accompanying the report show...

September 12, 2016 12:45 pm

Major UK Jewish Student Group Decries, Condemns ‘Hitler Was Right’ Sign Plastered on U of Leicester Campus by Pro-Nazi Activists

The appearance last Tuesday of a sticker promoting Nazism at the University of Leicester is “extremely concerning,” a major UK student group told The Algemeiner on Monday....

September 12, 2016 10:18 am

French PM Warns of New Terrorist Attacks, Says 15,000 Radical Suspects on Police Radar

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday the country can expect new attacks, but insisted that proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security...

September 10, 2016 9:35 pm

Car Containing Explosive Gas Cylinders Found Near Synagogue in Marseille, France

A suspicious vehicle containing two gas cylinders was found near a synagogue in France's southern port city of Marseille, French media reports. According to the La...

September 10, 2016 12:00 pm

British Woman Jailed for Five Years in Iran

A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran for more than 150 days has been sentenced to five years in prison, dealing a heavy blow to her...

September 8, 2016 10:22 am

Czech Republic Reverses Decision to Stop Naming Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital in School Atlases

JNS.org - The Czech Education Ministry reversed its decision requiring the company that prints school atlases to stop naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Prague...

September 8, 2016 9:48 am

European Security Services Prepare for Possible Return of Jihadists After Blow to ISIS Caliphate

Security services are examining plans for how to deal with thousands of Western jihadists who would seek to return to Europe as ISIS continues to lose...

September 7, 2016 1:09 pm

Dutch MP Refuses to Shake Hands With Netanyahu

JNS.org - A Dutch parliament member refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, Israeli news site Arutz Sheva reported. MP Tunahan Kuzu, of Turkish...

September 7, 2016 10:43 am

British Jewish MP Under Police Protection Following Death Threat

JNS.org - A Jewish member of the British Parliament is receiving police protection after she received an antisemitic death threat on Facebook, the BBC reported. Ruth Smeeth,...

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Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

World

Canadian PM Trudeau Reiterates Condemnation of Anti-Israel BDS Movement

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to back down from his criticism of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement at a town hall in Ontario on Tuesday. Trudeau had...

Israel

Israel: Malaysia’s Athlete Ban Inspired by Leader’s ‘Rabi...

Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia's ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by...

Middle East

Explainer: How Pressing Is Lebanon’s Financial Challenge?

Financial strains in Lebanon have been brought into focus by turbulence on markets where its dollar-denominated sovereign bonds suffered a heavy sell-off last week following comments by the finance minister...

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