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Trump fans barrage journalist with anti- Semitic slurs

29 April 2016

“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a journalist, who happens to be Jewish, and who happened to write a profile of Donald Trump’s wide, Melania, for GQ. She has since been barraged with insults and threats, many of them violent, and many of them anti-Semitic. “Basically,” says Ioffe, “I [...]

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Former SS Guard Breaks Silence At Trial

29 April 2016

Reinhold Hanning, 94, told a courtroom in western Germany that he had never spoken about his time as a SS guard in Auschwitz, even with his family members, but wanted to apologize Friday for his involvement in the Nazi Holocaust. He said he was aware of what was happening at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where [...]

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Self- immolated Nauru detainee dies

29 April 2016

 Keeping Track of Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Nauru Sydney (dpa) – An Iranian asylum-seeker who set himself on fire in an Australian offshore detention centre this week has died in hospital, officials said Friday. The 23-year-old man, whose name has not been officially released, was airlifted to Brisbane on Thursday with third-degree burns [...]

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There is only one Hezbollah

29 April 2016

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hezbollah to its terrorism list. The good news is that the 28 member states, prompted by the determination of Bulgaria, which experienced a deadly Hezbollah attack the year before, and Cyprus, which arrested a Hezbollah operative scouting [...]

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Europe’s Populist Surge is a Threat to Jews

29 April 2016

When one of the pre-eminent left-wing parties in Europe wakes up to find anti-Semitism in its ranks, we should all sit up and pay attention. The U.K. Labour Party led Britain out of the last war after the 1945 General Election. It is one of the longest established Labour movements in Europe, and one of [...]

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California Voters Get Their Moment in 2016

29 April 2016

Home to the country’s biggest economy and largest population, California in most years is more or less irrelevant in one arena: presidential elections. But not this year—in 2016, normally apathetic Californians are waking up to the fact that despite the state’s late primary in early June, they actually matter in this presidential contest, which is [...]

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D.A. should investigate SDSU incident

29 April 2016

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – When SDSU President Elliot Hirshman was held captive Wednesday in a car for approximately two hours by angry students, that potentially was a matter of false imprisonment and violation of his civil rights that demand investigation by state and federal prosecutors.  At the same time, flyers naming individual [...]

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Labour MPs seek quick action against anti- Semitism

29 April 2016

Senior UK Labour Party lawmakers called on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to take greater action against anti-Semitism among its members, after two senior politicians were dismissed for anti-Semitic remarks. The Labour Party’s shadow home secretary Andy Burnham told Sky News on Friday that opposition party members “have made anti-Semitic comments” and that “these allegations, when [...]

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Trump’s victories speak ill of American electorate

28 April 2016

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — It’s looking more and more like Hillary vs Donald. Neither of them has the nomination sewed up. Guesses are the Donald won’t have the required majority when he gets to the convention. The announcement by Cruz and Kasich that they would work together to frustrate Trump began to unravel after [...]

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Machpela packed for Pesach prayers

28 April 2016

In what has become a yearly tradition at the holy site, hundreds of Jewish worshipers packed the Cave of the Patriarchs (also known as the Cave of Machpela) in Hevron for a mass prayer led by two leading rabbis from Tzfat (Safed), the heart of Jewish mysticism in Israel: Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and [...]

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Bavaria considers use of Mein Kampf in schools

28 April 2016

Berlin (dpa) – The Bavarian parliament was debating Thursday whether an annotated version of Adolf Hitler’s opus Mein Kampf should be authorized for educational use in schools and other establishments. The 2,000-page version of the text, which climbed to the top spot on Der Spiegel’s nonfiction bestseller list this month, includes 3,700 annotations that attempt [...]

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Senate confirms Jacobson as envoy to Mexico

28 April 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Press Release)– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement abut the confirmation of Roberta S. Jacobson, who is Jewish, to be U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: I am pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Roberta S. Jacobson, our Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, to be the next [...]

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Can Sanders impact Democratic Party platform?

28 April 2016

Despite his abysmal showing on the latest Super Tuesday — he won only in Rhode Island — Bernie Sanders insists that he will keep campaigning through the last contest. But political analysts already are discerning a change in Sanders’ rhetoric consistent with reality. One sign of that recalibration is Sanders’ focus on leveraging his support [...]

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Israeli-made ‘black hole’ could win Hawking a Nobel

28 April 2016

British physicist Stephen Hawking could finally win a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking theory on black holes thanks to new research out of Israel’s Technion university. In 1974, Hawking hypothesized that black holes are slowly evaporating, challenging the conventional understanding that nothing could escape from the void of a black hole. The theory, known as [...]

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