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  • Belgian cafe posts ‘No Jews Allowed’ sign

    11 hours ago

    A Belgian watchdog on anti-Semitism complained to the mayor of a suburb of Liege against owners of a cafe whose window display featured a sign that said Jews were not allowed inside.

    The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, filed the complaint Wednesday against the...

  • In U.S., Gaza conflict reverberates on air and in the streets

    11 hours ago

    In Europe, the fight over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza has prompted violent street battles, firebombs thrown at synagogues and even a mid-game attack against a visiting Israeli soccer team by protesters in Austria.

    In America, it has been more a battle of commentary,...

  • Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel

    12 hours ago

    Hamas has executed more than 30 Gazan Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, according to Palestinian news sources.

    Hamas reportedly captured dozens of suspected collaborators in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City last week during battles with Israeli soldiers....

  • Iran leader calls Israel ‘rabid dog,’ urges arms for Palestinians

    12 hours ago

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.

    About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of...

  • Do Jews in Hollywood silence Palestinian sympathizers?

    By Danielle Berrin

    13 hours ago

    Last week, an L.A.-based correspondent for BBC World Service emailed me to ask for an interview.

    “I am working on an article about the conflict in Gaza, and why Hollywood has remained mostly silent on this issue,” he wrote. “I saw the story you wrote about the controversial...

  • Spate of anti-Jewish, anti-Israel graffiti blankets Rome

    13 hours ago

    Italian police are investigating a widespread spate of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel graffiti in Rome that local media speculate could be the joint work of left-wing and right-wing extremists.

    Dozens of swastikas, slogans and posters were found spray-painted or plastered on walls...

  • Dermer: Over 500 rockets fired at Israel landed back in Gaza

    13 hours ago

    Over 500 of the rockets fired from Gaza at Israel in the last three weeks have landed in Gaza territory, Israel’s ambassador told U.S. Jewish and political leaders.

    During an address Monday at the National Leadership Assembly for Israel in Washington D.C., Ambassador Ron Dermer...

  • Dutch watchdog reports record levels of online anti-Semitism

    13 hours ago

    A Dutch watchdog group said it was observing record levels of anti-Semitic hatred online.

    Meldpunt Discriminatie Internet, or MDI, said the current volume of reports on punishable hate speech against Jews is unparalleled during the organization’s 17 years in existence, the AT5...

  • From Israel, a Holocaust survivor worries about her Gazan daughter

    13 hours ago

    In her living room in the Israeli town of Ramle, Sarah says she wants a peaceful life. At 79, she deserves one.

    A Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor, Sarah was sent to a Nazi concentration camp in Serbia as a child, arriving in Israel at age 17. Her entire family perished in the...

  • Sydney Jewish board: Newspaper cartoon ‘racially vilifies’ Jews

    13 hours ago

    The umbrella body of the Jewish community in Sydney, Australia, threatened to take action against a major newspaper for publishing a cartoon about Gaza that “racially vilifies” Jews.

    Yair Miller, president of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, wrote to the editor of...

  • Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow, Pentagon intel chief says

    14 hours ago

    A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict.

    The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the...

  • Boxer reintroduces enhanced Israel ally bill with broad support

    14 hours ago

    Citing the Gaza war as a catalyst, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) re-introduced with broad bipartisan support a bill that would enhance U.S.-Israel strategic ties.

    “While we work toward a just peace in the Middle East and an end to the tragedy of war, it is critical that we...

  • Gaza conflict to dent, not break Israel economy

    15 hours ago

    Israel's war against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is expected to cost it billions of dollars, temporarily hurt economic growth and put pressure on the government's finances.

    Analysts and officials compare the current operation to a one-month war between Israel and...

  • Bills condemning Hamas on ‘human shields’ introduced in Congress

    15 hours ago

    Resolutions under consideration in Congress that condemn Hamas for placing its weapons and fighters close to civilians have strong bipartisan support.

    The House non-binding resolution condemning Hamas for using civilians as “human shields” during the current Gaza conflict,...

  • Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight

    15 hours ago

    Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

    Health officials said at least 79...

  • 100 Spanish celebrities accuse Israel of genocide in Gaza

    15 hours ago

    A letter accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza was endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities including Academy Award winners Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar.

    On Monday the renowned actors, writers and directors endorsed a letter that Spanish actor Javier Bardem published last week in...

  • UPDATE: Israeli TV retracts report Gaza that cease-fire was agreed upon

    15 hours ago

    An Israeli television station retracted its report on Tuesday that a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict had been agreed, saying instead there was "movement" toward a truce between Israel and the Palestinian territory's dominant Hamas Islamists being brokered by Egypt.

    "A senior (Israeli) official has clarified that there is no agreement on a ceasefire," said Channel Two, which had earlier quoted a senior official, also unnamed, saying there was a provisional deal in place.

    Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Kevin Liffey

  • More than 70 Israeli academics signed a petition condemning the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    16 hours ago

    On July 24th, more than 70 Israeli academics signed a petition condemning the Israel Defense Forces actions in Gaza. According to their statement: “The signatories to this statement, all academics at Israeli universities, wish it to be known that they utterly deplore the aggressive...

  • 6 war warnings: Israel hasn’t won or lost yet

    By Shmuel Rosner

    21 hours ago

    A three-week conflict is a cause for journalistic impatience. The stories begin to repeat themselves, the statements sound familiar, the novelty is gone. As writers run out of fresh angles, they begin to wrap it up – because as far as they are concerned it is time to move on to the...

  • Hamas Gaza leader Haniyeh’s house hit by Israeli missile, no casualties

    1 day ago

    An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties, Gaza's interior ministry said.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman had no information on the report but was checking for details.

    Haniyeh's son...

  • Son of Hamas founder: ‘Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians’

    1 day ago

    Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas founder) discusses how Hamas and the situation in Gaza on CNN on July 24.

  • Israeli concerns about Turkey and Qatar fuel dispute with Kerry

    1 day ago

    Behind the feud between John Kerry and Israel over the secretary of state’s efforts to broker a Gaza cease-fire is a larger tension concerning the role of Turkey and Qatar in Palestinian affairs.

    Israeli officials rejected the proposal for a cease-fire advanced by Kerry in part...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will not end Gaza war until tunnels destroyed

    1 day ago

    Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

    Neutralizing the tunnels is the first step toward demilitarization of Gaza, Netanyahu said Monday night in a...

  • Why would North Korea help Hamas build tunnels?

    By Jared Sichel

    1 day ago

    According to a Saturday piece in the Daily Telegraph, unnamed Western security officials say North Korea is restocking Hamas's fast-depleting supply of rockets and equipment. 

    Even more worrisome, according to the report, the North Koreans have used their own expertise in...

  • Could a Hamas-owned SA-11 Buk destroy Israeli air travel?

    By Jared Sichel

    1 day ago

    At 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2002, two men in Kenya propped Russian-made SA-7 “Strela” missile launchers on their shoulders, took aim for a nearby midair Arkia Israel Airlines passenger jet and fired at its 250 passengers.

    Both shots missed.

    At about the same time, 15 miles away in...

  • New Zealand community mourns native son Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

    2 days ago

    A small community in New Zealand is mourning the loss of a Kiwi-born Israeli soldier killed in action in Gaza.

    Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, was killed Friday trying to raze tunnels in Gaza. He was laid to rest at his home Sunday on Kibbutz Ginosar in the Galilee.

    Boyland was...

  • As chapter closes, Shimon Peres hailed by normally divided Knesset

    2 days ago

    In the midst of a grinding war in Gaza, a sometimes near-empty Knesset gallery was packed last week for an uplifting moment: what probably was the final political act of Israel’s elder statesman.

    Shimon Peres — former Israeli prime minister, defense minister, foreign minister and...

  • Firebombs fail to ignite at Toulouse Jewish center

    2 days ago

    Police in Toulouse arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it.

    The incident happened Saturday, one hour after the conclusion of a demonstration against Israel’s actions against Hamas in Gaza, the AFP news agency reported.

  • Four Israeli civilians killed in mortar attack on southern Israel

    2 days ago

    At least four Israelis were killed and several others injured in a mortar attack on southern Israel.

    The attack Thursday afternoon occurred in Israel’s Eshkol region, located along the border with Gaza.

    At least nine injured people were airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in...

  • A short guidebook to all celebrities posting about the Israel-Gaza situation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    Dear celebrities,

    You are people of high power. Having millions of fans and followers grants you the power to change the world with just 140 typed notes. You have more power than any political leader, as people devour your status updates, ready to follow your lead without asking...

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