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Anti-Semitic Surge on Twitter Enrages French Jewry

Jewish organizations in France have expressed outrage over a wave of anti-Semitic messages that have been sweeping through Twitter. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/15/2012, 8:44 PM

Moroccan of Jewish Descent Wins Nobel Prize

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for work in quantum physics. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/9/2012, 2:27 PM

'Tribunal on Palestine' Makes 'Mockery of Justice'

European Jewry condemned participation of Geneva mayor at "Russell Tribunal on Palestine," which aims at demonizing, delegitimizing Israel.Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/7/2012, 12:26 PM

The Secret Passage of Wine to Jews in Arab Nations

An unidentified rabbi and a Jew from Arab countries have completed a secret mission to bring wine and the”four species” to the Diaspora. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/30/2012, 11:10 AM

Proposed German Law Okays Ritual Circumcision

A new proposed German law is set to approve ritual circumcision, hopefully ending the threat to the custom practiced by Jews and Muslims. Hana Levi Julian, 9/27/2012, 1:34 PM

Jews Fear 'Blood Libel' Over Anti-Islam Film

Jewish groups are expressing fear of "another blood libel" against Jews stemming from anti-Islam film that allegedly sparked recent protestsRachel Hirshfeld , 9/16/2012, 11:40 AM

EU Rosh Hashanah Greetings Warn of Rise of Racism

In Rosh Hashana greetings, President of the European Commission warned of rise of anti-Semitism due to the economic problems in Europe.Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/13/2012, 12:02 PM

'Obama Oy Vey' Campaign Takes on Florida

Members of Republican Jewish Coalition rallied in Florida on Sunday with some saying they 'might move to Israel if Obama gets re-elected.'Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/11/2012, 3:45 AM

Jews Denounce Ad Mocking Holocaust Victims

An Estonian newspaper has published an ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated Jews in a Nazi death camp. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/10/2012, 3:53 PM

GOP Congressman Apologizes for Holocaust Remarks

U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) apologized after invoking the Holocaust in reference to federal student loans.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/9/2012, 8:29 PM

New Attack in Berlin: Jewish Cemetery Desecrated

Vandals desecrated six Jewish tombstones at a cemetery in Germany with graffiti including Nazi swastikas, police announced Wednesday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/6/2012, 8:43 AM

Two Men Attempt to Run Down Hassidic Jews in NY

Two men were arrested in New York after they allegedly drove a vehicle into a crowd of Hassidic Jews standing outside local bakery.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/5/2012, 10:54 AM

Jews, Muslims Unite in Fight for Religious Freedom

Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from 18 European countries will gather in Paris to discuss increasing religious prohibitions in Europe. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/3/2012, 1:32 PM

Ya'alon: Iran Must Decide- Bomb or Survival

MK Moshe Ya'alon spoke at a memorial ceremony in Bulgaria on Tuesday for victims of Burgas terror attack. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/28/2012, 10:19 PM

Indian Jews Urge 'Hitler' Garment Shop to Re-name

A group of Jews from western India visited the ‘Hitler’ men’s garment store and urged owner to change shop’s name. Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/27/2012, 10:52 AM

Peruvian Neo-Nazis Seek to Expel all Jews

The leader of Peru’s far-right political group seeks to expel the country’s Jewish population because “they control the global economy.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/22/2012, 11:10 AM

US Sues Florida for Halting Kosher Meals

The federal government is suing Florida's Department of Corrections for not offering kosher meals to prison inmates.Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/20/2012, 12:41 PM

Holocaust Studies Cease, Students Pray to Allah

Many British schools are ceasing to teach the Holocaust in history lessons in order to avoid offending Muslim students.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/19/2012, 2:33 PM

Jews March to 'Wear Kippot, Not Hide in Bags'

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews wearing kippot marched in Swedish city of Malmo protesting against the recent rise in anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/19/2012, 12:19 PM

Wallenberg Stamp to be Issued in Jan. 2013

A postal stamp honoring Raoul Wallenberg will be issued in January 2013, 28 years after he was bestowed with honorary Canadian citizenship. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/13/2012, 10:34 AM

World's First Orthodox Jewish Holocaust Museum

Brooklyn’s first Holocaust museum, the first Holocaust museum in the world to focus on Orthodox Jews, will open next spring. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/9/2012, 7:28 PM

70 Yrs. Ago: Telegram Alerts World of Holocaust

Seventy years ago the WJC representative in Geneva sent a telegram to US diplomats informing them of Hitler’s plans to annihilate the Jews.Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/9/2012, 12:14 AM

NY Comptroller Teams Up With Restitution Project

NY State Comptrolleri's office is teaming up with the Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce to track down property of Holocaust victims.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/7/2012, 4:05 PM

Romanian Jews Slam Anti-Semite's Appointment

Romanian Jews expressed anger over the appointment of a Senator who made anti-Jewish statements to a top government postDavid Lev, 8/7/2012, 1:43 AM

MK Katz: Jews Help Each Other; Muslims Slaughter

MK Katz (Ketzaleh} gave a lesson to an Arab MK during a Knesset debate on taxes: Jews help each other; Muslims slaughter each other. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/6/2012, 4:14 PM

'Put Annual Raoul Wallenberg Day on Calendar'

Swedish minster calls for an annual day on calendar to remember the Righteous Gentile who saved hundreds of thousands of Jews from Nazis.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/5/2012, 1:23 PM

U.S. House Considers Jewish Refugees Bill

A bipartisan bill ensuring recognition of of 850,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries has been introduced to US Congress. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/2/2012, 2:11 PM

NY Gov. Vetoes Religious Education Bill

NY Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for religious students with special needs to receive tuition reimbursements.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/1/2012, 7:47 PM

Hotel Shangri-La Discrimination Case Heats Up

A discrimination case involving a group of L.A. Jews, affiliated with a pro-Israel organization, and a Muslim hotel owner began on July 26. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/31/2012, 9:21 AM

Australia Donates $500,000 to Auschwitz Fund

The Australian government donated $500,000 to the Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation fund. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/27/2012, 1:53 PM

Clinton: Must 'Push Back' Against Holocaust Denial

Speaking at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, US Secretary of State called on the international community to “act against anti-Semitism.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/25/2012, 5:02 PM

US Jewish Terror Victim: Where are Anti-Gun Laws?

The “Colorado Batman Massacre” might have been prevented if there were better anti-gun laws, says Jewish victim of a 1999 shooting. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/22/2012, 8:42 AM

18 Years Later, Buenos Aires Bombing Remembered

Jewish groups remember 18th anniversary of Buenos Aires bombing; highlight Iran’s involvement in terrorist attack. Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/18/2012, 8:21 PM

From NY to Elon Moreh; From Pen Pals to Friends

Jewish teenagers from NY met with their Israeli counterparts living in Elon Moreh, as part of Israel Connect’s ‘school twinning’ program. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/16/2012, 5:37 PM

Minister in Hot Water Over Pro-Israel Singer

Algerian Minister of Communications faced harsh criticism for inviting expatriate Jewish singer Enrico Macias to visit the country. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/15/2012, 3:28 PM

Hitler Baby Poster Sparks Controversy in Montreal

Advertisements for a festival in Montreal, featuring a baby sporting the mustache of Adolf Hitler, have stirred outrage in Jewish community.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/13/2012, 12:33 PM

Survivor, Anne Frank Companion, Author Dies at 74

Dutch Jewish author Berthe Meijer, whose life intersected with Anne Frank’s, died on July 10, at the age of 74.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/12/2012, 1:23 PM

Anti-Semitic Cartoon Wins Iran's Cartoon Contest

A cartoon portraying Jewish worshippers praying at NY Stock Exchange won first prize in Iran’s "Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival." Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/12/2012, 1:22 PM

In Bosnia,Jews Still Not Allowed to Run for Office

European official urges Bosnia to end practices of discrimination against Jewish minorities, whose members cannot run for elected office.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/12/2012, 1:22 PM

Potential Olim: Gov't Cuts Taxes on Appliances

Minister of Finance signed a special directive to cut import duties and taxes on hundreds of items. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/12/2012, 1:22 PM

EU Jewry Slams Church of England Anti-Israel Vote

British Jewry condemns Church of England’s Synod for promoting "an inflammatory and partisan" anti-Israel program. Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/10/2012, 9:59 PM

Presbyterian Church Panel OKs Israel Divestment

A Presbyterian Church panel wants to divest from companies whose products are used to enforce “occupation of West Bank.”Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/4/2012, 8:12 AM

'I Wish I Could Have Blown Up Knesset'

“I wish I could have blown up the Knesset, the Supreme Court and several IDF bases,” said prime suspect of vandalism attack on Yad Vashem.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/3/2012, 5:17 PM

Iranian VP Blames Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade

Iranian VP condemned the 'Zionists' and the teachings of the Talmud for inciting global drug trade and addiction.Rachel Hirshfeld , 6/26/2012, 9:56 PM

'Jewish Nobel Prize' Worth $1 Million Established

PM Netanyahu announced a new international prize to be awarded to Jews who win global recognition due to achievements in science and arts.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/26/2012, 8:46 PM

Latvian Minister Quits Over Holocaust Restitution

Latvian Justice Minister was forced to resign his position, following his controversial claims that Holocaust restitution policy is biasedRachel Hirshfeld, 6/25/2012, 7:11 AM

US Lawmakers Call on Hungarian PM to Denounce Hate

Members of U.S. Congress called on Hungarian Prime Minister to stand up against anti-Semitic remarks of far-right political party Jobbik. Rachel Hirshfeld , 6/24/2012, 10:56 PM

Anti-Semitism in Brooklyn Reaches New Heights

Lawmakers expressed outrage over the recent escalation of anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn, N.Y.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/20/2012, 8:33 PM

NYC Billboard Warns: 'Dear Jew: Shield Your Eyes!'

On the way to Manhattan, Ultra-Orthodox Jews warn: “Dear Jew: You are entering a dangerous place. Shield your eyes.”Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/18/2012, 5:44 AM

French Holocaust Denier Roger Garaudy Does at 98

Roger Garaudy, one of the most controversial French philosophers of the twentieth century, died at the age of 98.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/18/2012, 2:46 AM

School Under Fire for Anti-Israel Exam Question

French Jews outraged after a university in Paris posed a question on an exam as to whether IDF strikes can be classified as "genocide."Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/18/2012, 12:14 AM

Turning Blind Eye to Hate Sparks Jewish Outrage

The Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded that Norwegian authorities take immediate action against perpetrators of anti-Semitic hate crimes. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/13/2012, 5:26 PM

Search for Clues About Wallenberg Continues

The chief archivist of Russia’s counterintelligence service said it will continue searching for clues about Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/10/2012, 5:25 PM

Greece's 'Fuhrer' Wants Istanbul Back

The leader of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party said that Istanbul could be restored to Greek control.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 6:41 PM

Soccer Fans Urged to Boycott Hateful Restaurants

Soccer fans visiting the Ukrainian for the Euro 2012 Championships are being urged to boycott two restaurants with anti-Semitic themes. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 4:45 PM

Hungarian Jews Protest Verbal Attack Against Rabbi

About 120 Hungarians wearing yellow stars inscribed with the word “Jude” protested against the rising rate of anti-Semitism in the country.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 3:45 PM

Hundreds of Former Soviet Jews Celebrate Heritage

Hundreds of Jews have gathered in the former Soviet republic of Moldova to celebrate the Jewish heritage of the former Soviet countries.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 5:46 AM