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Israeli concerns about Turkey and Qatar fuel dispute with Kerry

by Ron Kampeas, JTA

4 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivering opening remarks at the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit in Washington, July 28, 2014. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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... read full article

  • Budapest synagogue site of interfaith rally supporting Israel

    by JTA

    4 hours ago

    Thousands filled Budapest’s Great Synagogue and the street in front of it in an interfaith rally in support of Israel.

    Sunday’s rally was organized by the Hungarian Jewish federation Mazsihisz and the Christian Faith Church and held in the downtown synagogue.

    A...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents double in Britain since start of Gaza op

    by JTA

    4 hours ago

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza.

    The Community Security Trust told the Jewish Chronicle that 70 anti-Semitic incidents had been reported in the period between the start of the operation on July 8 and Friday.

    The Daily...

  • Sole Israeli national on downed Malaysian airliner was son of evangelical Christian

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    8 hours ago

    A few hours before he departed Amsterdam for Australia on July 17, Ithamar Avnon was praying for peace with his parents at their home in the Netherlands.

    That evening, pro-Russian separatists shot down Avnon’s flight, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, over eastern Ukraine, killing all...

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

    by JTA

    8 hours 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...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan promises to protect Jews, urges them to oppose Israeli ‘aggression’

    by JTA

    8 hours ago

    Turkey will keep its Jewish citizens safe, but the Jewish community should denounce Israel, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper.

    “Jews in Turkey are our citizens. We are responsible for their security of life and property,” Erdogan told the Daily Sabah.

    ...
  • Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

    by Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

    9 hours ago

    Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting.

    Troops recaptured two rebel-held...

  • Firebombs fail to ignite at Toulouse Jewish center

    by JTA

    9 hours 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.

    ...

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