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Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar at a rally in Beit Lahiya on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Australia parliamentary committee recommends full ban of Hamas terror group

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The Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security recommended that the country ban all of Hamas, not solely its military wing. “Currently, the United States, Canada and the European Union list the whole organization...
Turkish police in Diyarbakır, Turkey, on Jan. 18, 2016. Credit: Mahmut Bozarslan via Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Turkey arrests 15 on suspicion of spying for Israel

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Turkish media outlets on Thursday reported that 15 individuals had been arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel, following a large-scale operation by local security forces. According to local reports, 200 members of the...
A performance of Neely Bruce’s oratorio, “Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides,” named after Aristides de Sousa Mendes's issuing of thousands of lifesaving visas to Jewish and non-Jewish refugees against the Portuguese government’s “Circular 14,” which made it illegal for Holocaust refugees to pass through Portugal. Credit: Courtesy of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

Portugal honors diplomat who saved Jews from Nazis

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Portugal honored Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a former diplomat for the country, who helped save thousands of Jews from the Nazis during World War II. “People who at the decisive moment put their and their...
The Middle East as seen from 250 miles above in this photo from the International Space Station. Countries, from left, along the Mediterranean coast include Egypt, Gaza, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. The major waterways shown from left to right are the Nile River, Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, April 4, 2016. Credit: NASA on Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Earthquake near Greece rattles Israel, Cyprus

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An earthquake in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday morning was felt throughout Israel, though no damage or injuries were reported. According to the U.S. Geological Institute, the quake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale, and...
Gil Ofarim in 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German Jewish singer at crux of anti-Semitic hotel incident accused of fabricating story

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Gil Ofarim, the German Israeli singer who accused the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, of refusing him service because he wore a Star of David pendant is now being accused of fabricating the story. Hotel surveillance video released to...
The Google logo on one of the buildings of Googleplex, the company's main campus in Silicon Valley. Credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.

BDS groups, activists likely behind campaign targeting Google, Amazon to cancel contract with Israel

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Anti-Israel BDS groups and activists appear to be behind a purportedly grassroots anonymous letter of hundreds of Google and Amazon employees demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud...
Rabbi Shlomó Köves, chairman of Europe’s Action and Protection League and leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities, presents findings of a European anti-Semitism study at the European Jewish Association Conference of Jewish Leaders in Brussels, held from Oct. 12-13, 2021. Photo by Eli Mandelbaum.

New European-wide survey reveals disturbing findings of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias

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Europe’s Action and Protection League (APL), in partnership with the European Jewish Association (EJA), released a European-wide survey offering a complex and detailed account of the prevalence of anti-Semitic perceptions, including widespread views in some countries...
A view of the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism—Remember ReAct event in Sweden, Oct. 14, 2021. Source: Twitter.

‘Anti-Semites have found new ways of attacking Jews,’ declare leaders at Malmö forum

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The need to battle anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, especially online, was front and center on Thursday at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism—Remember ReAct event in Sweden. Representatives from more than...
Irwin Cotler in 2012. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Canada will make special envoy on anti-Semitism permanent position

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government will make the special envoy on preserving Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism a permanent position and bolster the role with more resources. Trudeau made the announcement...
Italian politician Matteo Salvini (left) and Israeli Ambassador to Italy Dror Eydar attend a ceremony in Florence, Nov. 13, 2019. Credit: Claudio Giovannini.

Prominent Italian politician calls for embassy move to Jerusalem

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One of the most prominent politicians in Italy has called for the relocation of the Italian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Addressing a “Breakfast for Jerusalem” event on Wednesday at the Italian Senate—attended by coalition...