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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (right), at a working meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Israel. Sunday, March 9, 2018. Photo: Mark Neyman/GPO.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas paid a special visit to a Chabad synagogue in Berlin over the weekend to show support for the country’s Jewish community, two weeks after the city’s rabbi was attacked. Wearing a kipah, Maas, who is considered an Israel ally, said, “Anti-Semitism did not creep in here overnight, but it has become more vocal and aggressive. If...
Jo Goldenberg's restaurant in the Rue des Rosiers, in le Marais, Paris, on June 12, 2005. Credit: David Monniaux via Wikimedia Commons.
French authorities made a secret pact with the Palestinian terrorist organization behind the 1982 bombing of the Chez Jo Goldenberg Jewish deli in Paris, French daily Le Parisienreported over the weekend. According to the report, the terrorists, members of the Abu Nidal faction of Fatah, were guaranteed free movement in France in exchange for a promise of no further attacks on...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. Security Council during a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Credit: U.N. Photo/Loey Felipe.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon urged the world body to condemn the murder of an Israeli teen in an apparent terrorist attack in the West Bank on Thursday. In a letter addressed to Poland’s U.N. ambassador Joanna Wronecka, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council, Danon pushed the body to condemn the stabbing...
The entrance to the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland, 2008. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
A 92-year-old former SS guard charged with helping murder 5,230 prisoners at a Nazi death camp in World War II will go on trial in October, prosecutors said on Thursday. Bruno Dey, whose full name will not be released under German rules for court cases, is charged as an accessory to murders committed at the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland from...
Forty thousand members of the Ku Klux Klan marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC in full regalia on this date in 1925. The "Invisible Empire" boasted some 4 million members at this time and claimed to control 24 of the nation's 48 state legislatures. Dedicated to white supremacy, anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, and anti-communism, the KKK had sprung to life after...
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labor Party. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Some members of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party have become“radicalized” under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn and are now publicly attacking Israel and Jews, according to a dossier submitted to an official inquiry, The Telegraph reported. The 200-page report, which was submitted to the Equality and Human Rights Commission—a government body in the United Kingdom that enforces equality and non-discrimination laws—revealed how...
The first nuclear attack in history took place on this date in 1945 when the city of Hiroshima was largely destroyed by a single bomb dropped by an American B-29. Three days later, the city of Nagasaki was similarly destroyed, and Japan surrendered six days after that, ending World War II. The nuclear bomb was the product of an...
Dimitri Verhulst. Credit: Wikipedia.
Belgium’s Jews are in an uproar and have filed a police complaint after a Belgian journalist wrote in an article that “there is no promised land, only stolen land.” The journalist, Dimitri Verhulst, writing in the leftist Belgian daily De Morgen on July 27, stated, “Being Jewish is not a religion, no God would give creatures such an ugly nose.” He misquoted former...
The first U.S. Census began on this date in 1790. The total population was pegged at 3,929,326 (both President Washington and Secretary of State Jefferson considered that an undercount), including 694,280 slaves. Historians estimate that the Jewish population in the thirteen states was between 2,000 and 3,000  (the Census has never asked questions about religious affiliation). Today, the American...
Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog visits volunteers working with children in Durban, South Africa, as part of an international “tikkun olam” (“repair the world”) program, Aug. 1, 2019. Credit: Courtesy.
Jewish Agency for Israel chair Isaac Herzog visited Durban, South Africa, on Thursday, meeting with visiting agency volunteers who are assisting disadvantaged people as part of tikkun olam initiatives to “repair the world.” He told a group of young Africans that “you fill the heart of the entire Jewish people with warmth and love when we see you receive the tools you...

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