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  • U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by month’s end

    5 days ago

    The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • German PEGIDA leader resigns after Hitler pose prompts investigation

    5 days ago

    The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement PEGIDA resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler, and reports that he called refugees "scumbags," prompted prosecutors to investigate him for inciting hatred.

    Lutz Bachmann, a 41-year-old convicted...

  • Did Charlie Hebdo fail as satire?

    By Danielle Berrin

    5 days ago

    Of the many things I've read about satire in the weeks since the Charlie Hebdo massacre, this point, from Tim Parks writing in the New York Review of Books strikes me as the most thoughtful and most true:

    What does satire do? What should we expect of it? Recent events in Paris...

  • Obama, Kerry will not meet Netanyahu on U.S. visit

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama will not meet Israel's prime minister when he visits Washington in March, the White House said on Thursday, after being blindsided by the Republicans' invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S. Congress on Iran.

    Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman...

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  • Israeli police arrest Palestinian with knife one day after bus stabbing

    5 days ago

    Israel Police arrested a Palestinian man wielding a knife in an Israeli city, one day after another Palestinian man who had crossed illegally into Israel stabbed passengers on a Tel Aviv bus.

    The 22-year-old man was arrested in the central Israeli city of Raanana Thursday. He...

  • Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel

    5 days ago

    A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas's armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

    The letter, posted on the website of Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV, suggests the Palestinian Hamas and Hezbollah...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez says prosecutor’s death was not suicide

    5 days ago

    The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday.

    Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85...

  • Argentina’s very Jewish Oscar nominee

    6 days ago

    If Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” (“Relatos Salvajes” in Spanish) wins an Academy Award on Feb. 22 – it was nominated last week for Best Foreign Film — it will be Argentina’s third Oscar and the first for a film directed by an Argentine Jew.

    The film, which combines humor,...

  • Bombing the death camps during World War II

    6 days ago

    Every decade, someone indignantly tells us that the United States and Britain should have bombed the rail lines at Auschwitz and other death camps during World War II. They imagine modern GPS-guided bombs that are accurate enough to enter a window. They think World War II bombs had...

  • What we talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism

    6 days ago

    In summer 2014, Muslims attacked Jewish sites in Paris in connection to Israel’s bombing of Gaza. This month, the French Jews killed in Hyper Cacher were buried in Israel.

    What links these two events? Fear-based politics desperate to have us believe it’s still 1938 — a...

  • Barbara Boxer and the democratization of California politics

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    6 days ago

    In 1992, California voters elected two Jewish women to the U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Shortly after New Year’s Day 2015, Boxer, 74, announced that she would not run for re-election, and there is some speculation that the now-81-year-old Feinstein may do the...

  • French police foiled terrorist plot on anti-Semitism forum

    6 days ago

    Suspected jihadists arrested last year in Lyon were planning to carry out a terrorist attack at a Jewish group’s conference on anti-Semitism.

    The five suspects who were arrested in a series of sweeps by French police from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18 were planning to strike on Sept. 18...

  • Alberto Nisman: The 86th victim of the Buenos Aires bombing

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    UPDATED: The murder this week of Alberto Nisman — and now even the Argentine president has acknowledged his death was no suicide — was every bit as shocking and anti-Semitic a crime as the attacks two weeks ago in Paris.

    Nisman was the federal prosecutor appointed by former...

  • Four men to be indicted for aiding Paris kosher shop killer

    6 days ago

    Four men accused of aiding the hostage taker at a kosher supermarket near Paris who killed four will be indicted, a French justice official said.

    Three of the men, all in their 20s, purchased materials for Amedy Coulibaly, Paris Prosecutor François Molins said during a news...

  • Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

    6 days ago

    A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of trying to derail the investigation into a 1994 bombing, and who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday, was misled to believe there was a conspiracy to whitewash the crime, the government said on Wednesday.

    State prosecutor...

  • Israeli tourists hurt in hours-long anti-Semitic attack in Argentina

    6 days ago

    Ten Israeli tourists were wounded in an anti-Semitic attack at a hostel in a small Argentine village.

    Three assailants burned, robbed and beat the tourists at the Onda Azul hostel in Lago Puelo, in southern Argentina, between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, the Argentine media...

  • Would I leave France?

    By David Suissa

    6 days ago

    When we discussed the cover headline for the Journal’s story this week on the troubled Jews of France, we debated two options: “Should Jews leave?” or “Would you leave?” The first option was about “them,” while the second was more about us.

    In the end, we went for clarity and...

  • Jewish boy, 13, assaulted near Paris

    6 days ago

    A 13-year-old Jewish boy was maced near Paris in what a watchdog group said was an anti-Semitic assault by three unidentified minors.

    The incident occurred Tuesday evening in Le Pre-Saint-Gervais, a northeastern suburb of Paris, according to a report published Wednesday on the...

  • Justice Department said ready to clear Darren Wilson

    6 days ago

    The Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Miss., and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

    The paper quoted law enforcement...

  • Congress invites Netanyahu, Obama blindsided

    6 days ago

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting President Barack Obama, and a White House spokesman questioned whether protocol had been violated.

    An Israeli official said...

  • Would you stay in France?

    By Michael Berenbaum

    6 days ago

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist killings in France, my heart took many turns. First there was shock, soon replaced by grief, then anger, followed by resolve. Now it may be time for reflection.

    The response from the French and then the Israelis to the two attacks raised some...

  • Day schools see decline in vaccinations

    6 days ago

    A recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland that has infected more than 50 people has returned the issue of declining immunization rates to the headlines.

    California health officials report that the outbreak began at the Anaheim theme park in mid-December and quickly...

  • Survivor: Erika Jacoby

    By Jane Ulman

    6 days ago

    “Los, los. Alle heraus,” the SS soldiers yelled, whips in hand, as the train doors opened onto the Auschwitz-Birkenau platform. It was mid-June 1944. “Go, go. All out.” Sixteen-year-old Erika Jacoby, nee Engel, was shoved out of the car, and she stumbled into line. In the distance,...

  • Yemen leader expected to accept demands of Houthis who defeat his guards

    6 days ago

    Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi expressed readiness on Wednesday to concede to demands for constitutional change and power sharing with Houthi rebels, saying the Shi'ite Muslim group had a right to be appointed to posts in all state institutions.

    Gulf neighbors denounced...

  • Torah portion: The light of truth

    6 days ago

    I received an email from a website called Growing Bolder (growingbolder.com) consisting of images of people who have continued to attain wonderful achievements into their later years. These are people in their 80s, 90s and even 100s who are triathletes, surfers, artists, rodeo...

  • What’s next for the Jews of France?

    By Danielle Berrin

    6 days ago

    Maurice Benhamou, a Jewish citizen of France who lives in the coastal city of Marseilles, just a three-hour train ride from Paris, is not afraid.

    But the Algerian-descended Benhamou, 69, is among a minority of Jews living in France who, despite the recent terror attack at a...

  • Calendar January 24-30

    By Laura Donney

    6 days ago

    SAT | JAN 24

    “HE SAID … SHE SAID”

    It’s the most common kind of hearsay around. The Jewish Women’s Theatre presents its newest salon, an exploration of the different versions we have of the things that happen to us, big and small. From a husband and wife recounting their first...

  • Letters to the editor: Jewish Hebdo, Dr. Maher Hathout and more

    6 days ago

    Je Suis Jewish Hebdo

    As a longtime reader and subscriber, on occasion my East Coast, slightly politically involved family background will cause me to take a position regarding any number of articles (“Solidarity,” Jan 16). After all, that is one of our jobs as Jews — question...

  • Obituaries: Week of January 23, 2015

    6 days ago

    Yvette Ackert died Dec. 28 at 90. Survived by son Marty (Julie) Nagel; daughter Barbara (George) Gallian; 2 grandchildren; sister Gertrude Lapittus. Mount Sinai

    Reuben Alvy died Dec. 23 at 92.  Survived by son Ralph (Ashley); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

    ...

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