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  • Marvelous Malaysia: Housesitting in Langkawi

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    2 hours ago

    While sitting in our guesthouse in Fortuna, Costa Rica last Fall, I was imagining our upcoming trip to Volcan Arenal when I found a housesitting assignment in Langkawi, Malaysia in the Caretakers Gazette. After nearly a year and a half on the road, staying in one place for three...

  • Brussels Jewish Museum opens its doors four months after shooting

    2 hours ago

    Four months after a shooting that killed four people, the Brussels Jewish Museum opened its doors to the public again on Sunday in a solemn ceremony attended by Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.

    The museum in central Brussels had been closed since the May 24 attack by a gunman...

  • Israel falls to Argentina in relocated Davis Cup match

    3 hours ago

    Israel lost in the Davis Cup to Argentina in a match that was moved from Tel Aviv to Florida due to the conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

    Israel lost 3-2 after dropping the two singles’ matches on Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Argentina, which was favored, will go on to vie for the 2015...

  • Belarus museum opens exhibit about Ariel Sharon

    3 hours ago

    The National History Museum of Belarus inaugurated an exhibition about Ariel Sharon.

    Titled “Profile of a Leader,” the exhibition on the late Israeli prime minister was launched Monday on the entrance floor of the state museum. The ceremony was attended by diplomats, Jewish...

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  • U.S. sees Middle East help fighting ISIS, Britain cautious after beheading

    3 hours ago

    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

    U.S. Secretary of State John...

  • North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

    4 hours ago

    North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release.

    Miller joins Kenneth Bae...

  • Auschwitz guard, now 93, charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

    4 hours ago

    German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his service as a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz.

    Oskar Groening of Hannover, Germany, has acknowledged that he was a guard at Auschwitz but said he did not personally commit any of the...

  • Samantha Vinik helps youngsters protect their hearing

    5 hours ago

    Born with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct in her left ear, Samantha Vinik has lost nearly 94 percent of her hearing from the congenital degenerative condition.

    But when the 18-year-old from Millburn, N.J., discovered that one in five teenagers is afflicted with Noise Induced...

  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

    5 hours ago

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

    5 hours ago

    Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.

    But at Frank Angell’s house, his windows are empty and his yard is bare.

    A former local council...

  • Netanyahu following Briton’s beheading: ISIS, Hamas ‘branches of same poisonous tree’

    6 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called ISIS and Hamas “branches of the same poisonous tree” after ISIS released a video showing the beheading of a British aid worker.

    ISIS, or the Islamic State, on Saturday released a video showing the apparent murder of David Haines,...

  • IDF, fellow reservists rip refusal letter by intelligence corps members

    6 hours ago

    The Israel Defense Forces said it will take disciplinary action against dozens of Israeli intelligence corps reservists who signed a letter vowing to stop collecting information on Palestinians.

    Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz, the head of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, in a statement issued...

  • On last visit before vote, British PM Cameron appeals to Scots to keep Britain intact

    6 hours ago

    British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible.

    With opinion polls suggesting the...

  • Philly kosher butcher shop vandalized with swastikas

    7 hours ago

    A kosher butcher shop in Philadelphia was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    Crude swastikas were painted on the butcher shop, Simon’s Glatt Kosher meats, between the evening of Sept. 10 and the next morning, the Jewish Exponent reported. The butcher store has been at its...

  • Israel’s counterterrorism bureau issues travel warnings

    7 hours ago

    Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued warnings to Israeli travelers for the heavy travel season during the fall holidays.

    “There is — at this time — an increasing potential threat as a result of the recent Operation Protective Edge during which there...

  • Death row inmate in Connecticut suing state for kosher food

    7 hours ago

    A death row inmate is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction claiming he is an Orthodox Jew and is being denied kosher food.

    Steven Hayes, 51, a convicted murderer and rapist, filed a handwritten lawsuit in federal court saying that he has been requesting kosher food...

  • How U.N. troops defied orders, opened fire and escaped Syrian rebels

    7 hours ago

    Early on Aug. 28, al Qaeda-linked militants fighting government forces in Syria crossed a ceasefire line in the Golan Heights on Israel's border and seized 45 Fijians serving in a United Nations peacekeeping force.

    The leader of a nearby U.N. contingent from the Philippines...

  • U.N. Golan peacekeepers pull back from four positions amid tension

    7 hours ago

    U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are pulling out from its positions and a camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border due to a severe deterioration of security in the region, the United Nations said on Monday.

    The decision to pull some blue-helmeted troops back to...

  • Jewish publication apologizes for Op-Ed comparing Tutu to Hitler

    7 hours ago

    A Jewish online publication in South Africa apologized for an Op-Ed that compared Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Adolf Hitler.

    The South African Jewish Report posted the apology Friday on its website and removed the opinion piece written by Leon Reich, chairman of Likud South Africa,...

  • Foundation headed by widow of Madoff’s largest beneficiary grants $104 million

    7 hours ago

    Barbara Picower, the widow of Jeffry Picower, the largest beneficiary of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, has awarded $104 million in grants over two years through a new foundation.
    The grants from the JPB Foundation have centered on medical research, poverty and the environment,...

  • Rocket fired in Syria lands in Israeli Golan

    7 hours ago

    A rocket fired in Syria as part of that country’s war struck Israel near the Golan Heights border.

    No injuries or damage were reported from the rocket, which hit by the Quneitra crossing on Monday morning.

    On Friday night a mortar shell struck Israel on the Golan, where a...

  • Olmert to remain free until end of appeals

    8 hours ago

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain out of prison until he has exhausted his appeals.

    Olmert and the seven other men convicted in the real estate scam known as the Holyland Affair can remain free during the appeals process, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled Monday.

    ...
  • Paris Moishe House to open amid uptick in anti-Semitic attacks in France

    8 hours ago

    Paris will see the opening of its first Moishe House amid a soaring number of anti-Semitic attacks in France.

    The launching party for the Moishe House in central Paris’ 11th Arrondissement, or district, is scheduled to take place next week, but the three residents moved into the...

  • Why does Qatar support Hamas?

    8 hours ago

    It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel. Israeli athletes shine on its courts.

    Now Qatar is on the outs with Israel because of its embrace of another regional...

  • British company apologizes for not letting Jewish kids in store

    By tessc

    8 hours ago

    A British sporting goods chain has apologized for a security guard preventing identifiably Jewish preteens from entering one of its stores.

    The seventh-graders were wearing the uniforms of the Yavneh Academy, a Jewish secondary school, when they attempted to enter the Sports...

  • At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

    8 hours ago

    Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

    Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a...

  • I would have booed Ted Cruz, too

    8 hours ago

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) must be the gutsiest supporter of Israel in American history, if you believe media accounts of his actions at a recent Christian assembly. After some in the audience booed his pro-Israel remarks, he had the gumption to walk out, saying, “If you will not...

  • Lady Gaga rocks TLV, Apple makes an entrance, Holy Land bucket list and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    10 hours ago

    A dry summer in Israel

    The Israeli tourism industry took a big hit in the summer of 2014 due to the Israeli operation in Gaza <http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4557921,00.html>, making it the weakest summer in incoming tourism since 2007. According to figures released...

  • The 8200 refuseniks are neither ‘disgusting’ nor ‘brave’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    14 hours ago

    Israel is abuzz – at least until the next headline grabs its attention – over a letter. 43 reservists from the IDF's Military Intelligence Unit 8200 published a letter declaring their refusal to serve in the army due to, well, here the complications begin. There is a whole range of...

  • Sunday Reads: Is ISIL a threat to the US?, Israel’s new refusniks, The Eichmann trial revisited

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    US

    Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin addresses several questions concerning the upcoming campaign against ISIL –

    The president sidestepped the question of Syria’s Bashar Assad last night. What does this mean? That he hopes — and he is likely correct — that we can...

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