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The person widely regarded as the most powerful politician in Poland called Israel a “great country” whose establishment is a “modern-day miracle.” In a speech Monday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a founder of Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice Party, also condemned anti-Semitism and attempts to boycott the Jewish state. Kaczynski spoke at an event organized by the From the Depths Holocaust commemoration group...
La section marocaine du mouvement propalestinien BDS (Boycott, Désinvestissement, Sanctions) a vivement réagi à la participation de la chanteuse et multi-instrumentiste Noam Vazana au Festival Tanjazz, où elle se produit pourtant pour la troisième fois, après des passages en 2012 et 2013. Ce mouvement de boycott d'Israël a pointé du doigt la programmation de cette artiste née à Jérusalem de...
Quebec prosecutors will not file hate crimes charges against an imam for saying at a Montreal mosque that he prayed for Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews.” In a November 2014 video seen on YouTube, Sayyed Al-Ghitawi said at the Al-Andalous Islamic Center that Allah will kill Jews “one by one.” B’nai Brith Canada and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs...
The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some 15,000 people to the five-day event to celebrate Israeli culture and diversity in London. The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, the British Jewish community and the British Embassy in Israel hosted the event Sept. 7 – 11. Some of Israel’s top female singers, including Ethiopian-Israeli Ester...
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Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government of the agency's report, but Cairo has come under mounting pressure in recent weeks to sever ties with North Korea as the...
Jewish groups in the United Kingdom were united in their condemnation of a terrorist attack on a subway train in southwest London on Friday morning, in which 22 people were wounded by what Scotland Yard’s anti-terror squad described as an “improvised explosive device.” “Our thoughts go out to all of those injured in the attack on a train at Parsons Green...
ProPublica reported Thursday that it was able to use Facebook’s advertising platform to target users who had expressed interest in topics such as “Jew hater” and “German Schutzstaffel,” also known as the Nazi SS. And when ProPublica’s reporters were in the process of typing “Jew hater,” Facebook’s ad-targeting tool went so far as to recommend related topics such as “how to burn Jews”...
Google, the world's biggest advertising platform, allows advertisers to specifically target ads to people typing racist and bigoted terms into its search bar, BuzzFeed News has discovered. Not only that, Google will suggest additional racist and bigoted terms once you type some into its ad-buying tool. Type "White people ruin," as a potential advertising keyword into Google's ad platform, and...

UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’ after London Tube explosion

The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been raised from "severe" to "critical," Prime Minister Theresa May announced late Friday, following an explosion earlier on one of the city's Underground trains. A major manhunt is underway in London for suspects in what police are calling a terrorist incident. At least 29 people were injured. None of the injured are...
Several Turkish media outlets reported Sept. 13 that Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani had reached a secret agreement with the Israeli government. The alleged deal involves the settlement of Jewish Israelis of Kurdish origin — a community of some 200,000 people — from Israel to the KRG after the independence referendum on Sept. 25. Pro-government newspapers Yeni Akit and...

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