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Chabad of Basel, Switzerland. Credit: Screenshot.
In yet another incident of apparent anti-Semitism, a window of a synagogue in Basel, Switzerland, was smashed with a hammer on Saturday morning while congregants were inside. The damage was discovered that morning as worshippers gathered for Shabbat services at the Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue. There are still no suspects, according to local authorities. “I’ve been living in Basel for 16 years. It’s the...
U.S. Ambassador David Friedman speaks at an event held by the Judea Samaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JSCOCI) in the Israeli city of Ariel. Credit: U.S. Embassy in Israel.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lambasted the United Nations on Monday over its anti-Israel bias, using the occasion of Hanukkah to highlight Israel’s legitimate claim to Jerusalem. Friedman, the first U.S. envoy to serve in the recently opened embassy in Jerusalem, tweeted: “More than 2,000 years ago, Jewish patriots (Maccabees) captured Jerusalem, purified the Holy Temple and rededicated it...
French President Emmanuel Macron has demanded that France’s judiciary “bring total clarity around the death of Sarah Halimi.” Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.
The government of France recently donated 8 million euros to the Palestinian government’s 2018 general budget. . This brings France’s direct support to the PA’s general budget to 16 million euros in 2018 (67,869,600 shekels). The PA’s “general budget” is used by the PA to finance what has been termed its “Pay for Slay” program under which the PA pays...
A young Israeli chess player takes part in a special chess tournament in Jerusalem marking Israel’s 70th anniversary, April 30, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
The international chess governing body—the Fédération lnternationale des Échecs (FIDE)—has agreed to strip Saudi Arabia from the right to host a forthcoming chess tournament after a lawyers’ letter was sent by two Israeli nationals. Saudi Arabia was due to host the World Blitz and Rapid Championship, but the tournament will now be moved after the Israelis wrote to FIDE. The Israelis, who were being supported in their action by the...
The United Nations building in New York. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The United Nations on Friday continued its streak of frequently condemning the Jewish state, passing six anti-Israel resolutions. The first, titled “The Syrian Golan,” passed with 100 votes in favor, 12 against and 62 abstentions. For a second consecutive year, the United Kingdom broke with the European Union to vote against it, joining the United States, Israel, Canada, Australia, Kiribati,...
A pro-BDS display, with photos and Palestinian flags, at Dam Square in central Amsterdam June 24, 2016. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.
A new poll conducted in the Netherlands finds most of the country’s Jews are afraid to identify as Jewish in public. Half of all Dutch Jews polled said they do not feel safe in their own country. Nearly half of the respondents, 47 percent, said they do not feel free to openly say they are Jewish. Around one-third, 34 percent,...
King's College London Action Palestine Society holding a demonstration on Feb. 27, 2018. Credit: Screenshot.
A student union at King’s College London supported a protest several weeks ago commemorating terrorists from Hamas and other groups. “F*** KCL! Israel is a terrorist state!” shouted anti-Israel demonstrators, led by KCL Action Palestine, a student-led group calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state, outside an event featuring Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev. “Though it’s unfortunately...
Canadian-Israeli LGBT activist and celebrity designer Shai DeLuca-Tamasi at University College London. Credit: CAMERA on Campus.
Amid growing anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hostilities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Canadian-Israeli LGBT activist and celebrity designer Shai DeLuca-Tamasi toured campuses throughout the British Isles to embolden pro-Israel students. DeLuca-Tamasi, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, left a lasting impression on students at each stop of his tour, organized by CAMERA on Campus UK, speaking at the University...
Georgia's former President Mikheil Saakashvili (left): (Wikipedia)
Georgia’s former President Mikheil Saakashvili has come under fire for anti-Semitic comments he made about the ruling Georgian Dream party’s Israeli political strategist Moshe Klughaft last week. Klughaft, who is known for employing smear campaigns, has been hired to help the party in the country’s upcoming presidential elections. Saakashvili, who heads the main opposition United National Movement party, called Klughaft a...
An Israeli offshore natural gas rig. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy have reached an agreement on the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline, estimated to cost nearly $7 billion, the financial website Globes reported on Sunday. After signing a memorandum of understanding late last year, the four countries have negotiated the details of the deal. It is expected that the deal, which calls for the laying of the pipeline with the capacity...

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