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 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018 

German prosecutors mull trials for three alleged Holocaust perpetrators

(JTA)—German prosecutors have identified three suspects from a 2014 list of nine alleged Holocaust-era war criminals accused of shooting countless Jews. Kurt G., Herbert W. and Wilhelm Karl Friedrich Hoffmeister, allegedly members of the firing...

 
 News    July 13, 2018 

Mexico City elects first Jewish mayor

(JTA)-Mexico City elected a Jewish woman as mayor Sunday-setting two firsts for the largest city in North America. A woman had previously been appointed Mexico City's mayor on an interim basis for a...

 
 News    July 13, 2018 

Highest paid Palestinian terrorist family about to get a raise

Last month, Islam Abu Hmeid murdered an Israeli soldier, earning him a spot among four of his brothers, all of whom are serving multiple life sentences in Israeli prisons. Hmeid, who tossed a marble...

 
 News    July 13, 2018 

Australia ends direct aid to PA, citing payments to terrorists

(JTA)—Australia has stopped giving direct aid to the Palestinian Authority due to concerns that the money is being used to pay Palestinian terrorists and their families. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Monday that the c...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    July 13, 2018 

The 'forces' behind US and Israeli bills to withhold 'pay to slay' terror financing

(JNS)-The passage of an Israeli law to withhold funds that the Palestinian Authority uses to pay murderers for killing Jews is the correction of an unconscionable injustice. That a democratic country...

 
 By Michele Chabin    News    July 13, 2018 

Immunotherapy treatments being developed in Israel offer new hope for cancer patients

JERUSALEM-There's a war raging in Israel with life and death consequences worldwide. This war does not involve tanks, drones or tunnels, and the enemy is not Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah. Rather the war...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    July 13, 2018 

These academics want to mend Israel-Diaspora relations-but can this marriage be saved?

JERUSALEM (JTA)-When Adam Ferziger wants to describe the "deteriorating" relationship between American and Israeli Jews, he reaches back to a 2,000-year-old divide. "To use a metaphor, we have a...

 
 News    July 13, 2018 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli honeymooner killed, wife injured in zip-line accident in Honduras RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—A newly wed Israeli man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a zip-line accident during their honeymoon in Honduras. Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018 

Ukrainian general implies Jews want bloodshed

(JTA)—A Ukrainian military prosecutor suggested that Jews seek bloodshed in his country, prompting calls for his dismissal by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and others. Col. Gen. Anatoliy Matios, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor and a highly...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 13, 2018 

Plaque honoring SS officer unveiled in Estonia

(JTA)—A town in Estonia unveiled a plaque honoring a Waffen SS officer, spurring protests from the Jewish community. A nonprofit unveiled the plaque in Mustla for the local Nazi collaborator Alfons Rebane, who fought with the Germans against the...

 

Sister City presents art to US Embassy in Jerusalem

COCOA-Standing in the crowd on the day the US Embassy opened in Jerusalem was Theresa Miles, former director of The Sister City Program of Cocoa (Florida), and her family. She was in Israel to celebra...

 

The Peisners, the Prince and the Wall

Eric Peisner and Vicki Freed Peisner were in Israel last week and had a pleasant surprise as they were approaching the Western Wall. They saw a large entourage of people-Israel soldiers bearing arms...

 
 By Sarah N. Stern    News    July 6, 2018

Voices from the border with Gaza

By Sarah N. Stern (JNS) It seems as though Hamas is itching for another war. No less than 45 rockets were fired in recent days from the Gaza Strip into Israel, two of which landed near a community center and one just outside a kindergarten—the...

 
 By World Israel News    News    July 6, 2018

Hamas launches over a dozen rockets at Israel, IDF strikes back

Hamas terrorists launched a barrage of rockets and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities in the south in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. On Tuesday, Hamas orchestrated the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 6, 2018

Denmark is considering a ban on circumcision

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (JTA)-In 2015, a jihadist killed a Jewish guard outside this capital city's main synagogue, where Hannah Bentow was having her bat mitzvah party. Her sense of security as a Jew in...

 
 By Roger Rapoport    News    July 6, 2018

The last link to a doomed Jewish community in Crete watches its rebirth with gratitude

HANIA, Crete (JTA)-On Sunday, 263 candles will be lit at a special interfaith memorial service at this lovely city's historic Etz Hayyim synagogue. The names of local Jews who perished during the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 29, 2018

US quits Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council because of its bias against Israel. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    June 29, 2018

IfNotNow accosts Taglit Birthright groups at New York airport

(JNS)-At New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday night, Birthright Fellow and student leader Ariel Tidhar reported that the American Jewish activist group IfNotNow waylaid their group, as well as...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 29, 2018

'Bombs would have destroyed buses, cafes,' says battalion commander who raided Hamas terror cell

(JNS)—Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, announced on Sunday that it had broken up a major Hamas terrorist cell that was forming in the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus. The Shin Bet described the cell as unusual in its scop...

 
 By Associated Press    News    June 29, 2018

Trump's peace team will bypass Abbas if necessary

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    June 29, 2018

Social media groups are helping new immigrants navigate life in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Vanessa, a Venezuelan-American olah, or immigrant, had experienced a hard landing in Israel. Faced with persistent financial problems, she had trouble holding on to an apartment....

 
 By Shlomi Diaz    News    June 29, 2018

Syrian handler paid Hamas cell to attack Israeli cities

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—A Hamas plan to carry out terrorist attacks in Israeli cities has been thwarted, the Shin Bet security agency revealed on Sunday. According to available details, Shin Bet agents, in collaboration with the military and...

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    June 29, 2018

EU is funding legal proceedings against IDF soldiers, reports watchdog group

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—The collaboration between the European Union and left-wing groups seeking to undermine Israel and the Israel Defense Forces now includes the funding of legal proceedings against IDF soldiers, a watchdog group revealed last...

 

Abbas under pressure by Arab states to 'end Trump boycott'

(JNS)—Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly facing substantial pressure to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump’s top Middle East advisers this week, despite the rift between Washington and Ramallah. Trump’s son-in-law and...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jared Kushner: Abbas might not have the ability to make a peace deal JERUSALEM (JTA)—In a rare interview with a Palestinian newspaper, Jared Kushner called out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for not having “the ability” to make...

 

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