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  • Rio 2016 Olympic Village to commemorate Munich massacre, other deaths

    JTA

    50 minutes ago

    The International Olympic Committee will erect a place to mourn family and friends at the 2016 Games in Rio, including the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    The closing ceremony also will feature a moment of reflection to remember those who...

  • Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week

    Reuters

    3 days ago

    Negotiations on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program have advanced substantially, but difficult issues remain and a senior U.S. official said he did not expect a deal in the coming week.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join in talks next week between U.S. Secretary...

  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    Reuters

    3 days ago

    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.

    Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big...

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  • Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

    JTA

    3 days ago

     Italian lawmakers backed a non-binding resolution urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state.

    Italy’s Chamber of Deputies voted by 300 to 45 to pass the motion presented by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party, the news site repubblica.it reported on...

  • Dieudonne and Ahmadinejad trade mutual admiration

    JTA

    3 days ago

     Iranian ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “great artist” during a meeting in Tehran with the French comic who is a repeat inciter of hate against Jews.

    Dieudonne visited the Islamic Republic last week, the news site fararu.com reported, and ...

  • Danish imam to be charged in Germany for call to kill Jews

    JTA

    4 days ago

    A Danish imam who called in Berlin for the killing of Zionist Jews will face criminal charges, German prosecutors said.

    Abu Bilal Ismail will be charged in Germany for inciting to hate, Denmark’s TV2 News reported Wednesday.

    The charges are connected to statements he made...

  • German Jewish leader warns against wearing kipah in Muslim neighborhoods

    JTA

    4 days ago

    A Jewish leader in Germany advised Jews not to wear yarmulkes in neighborhoods with large Muslim populations.

    Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, in an interview Thursday with the Berlin-based radio station rbb Inforadio recommended wearing a hat...

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