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  • Israeli flag burned in front of Budapest synagogue

    October 24, 2012 | 9:28 am

    An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue reportedly by members of Jobbik, an ultrarightist Hungarian political party.

    Tuesday's incident took place at the Dohany Street Synagogue, in the downtown central part of the Hungarian capital. Jobbik members reportedly...

  • Haredi Orthodox burn Israeli flag in Antwerp

    May 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Dozens of haredi Orthodox schoolchildren participated in a Lag b’Omer bonfire in Antwerp that featured the burning of an Israeli flag.

    An eyewitness who photographed the event on May 10 said the boys attended a cheder of the Satmar community—an anti-Zionist Chasidic stream of...

  • Vandalism on Safed synagogues being probed as retaliation for mosque arson

    October 12, 2011 | 11:58 am

    Police are investigating vandalism on four synagogues in Safed as possible retaliation for a mosque arson in northern Israel.

    The words “Death to Jews” were spray-painted on the synagogues and a car Tuesday night in the northern Israeli city.

    The mosque arson took place on Oct. 2...

  • Second suspect arrested in mosque arson

    October 10, 2011 | 11:21 am

    A second suspect was arrested in connection with the burning of a mosque in a Bedouin-Arab town in northern Israel.

    Few details have been released about the second suspect, who reportedly is a resident of the West Bank. He was scheduled to appear Monday in a Tel Aviv court for a...

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  • State Department condemns West Bank mosque torching

    June 9, 2011 | 10:29 am

    The United States condemned the torching of a West Bank mosque.

    “This attack is the latest of several such acts of violence against West Bank mosques. These incidents have served to undermine efforts to promote a comprehensive peace in the region. We call on the Israeli government...

  • 12 killed in attack on U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan [VIDEO]

    April 1, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    Afghan protesters angered by the burning of a Koran by a U.S. pastor killed at least 12 U.N. workers in Mazar-e Sharif, washingtonpost.com reports.

    At least 12 people were killed in Afghanistan Friday, most of them foreigners, when a United Nations compound was stormed by Afghans...