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ISIS urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

by Yara Bayoumy, Reuters

23 hours ago

President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Sept. 18. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

ISIS urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

ISIS spokesman... read full article

  • Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video

    by Alexander Dziadosz, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media.

    The Islamic State, which controls...

  • Israel believes Syria kept ‘significant’ chemical munitions

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.

    Summarizing Israeli intelligence estimates that were previously...

  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    JTA

    6 days ago

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

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  • Dig uncovers gas chambers at Sobibor death camp

    JTA

    6 days ago

    An archaeological dig at Sobibor has uncovered the Nazi death camp’s gas chambers.

    The excavations in Poland have been going on since 2007, and thousands of inmates’ personal items have been found at the site. They include rings, pendants, earrings, jewelry, perfume bottles,...

  • 5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    1 week ago

    A laconic man who abhors hysteria, the president of France’s CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities is not naturally inclined to emphasize his community’s fear in public, preferring to underscore French Jewry’s achievements and capacity to prosper despite recent hardships.

    But in a...

  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    by JTA

    1 week ago

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

  • Brussels synagogue fire was arson, watchdog says

    by JTA

    1 week ago

    A fire that broke out at a synagogue near Brussels was the result of arson, a Belgian watchdog said.

    Three people had to be treated for inhaling smoke on Tuesday at the synagogue on de la Clinique Street in Anderlecht, one of the municipalities that make up the Brussels region,...

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