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

    by Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn, Reuters

    1 week 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...

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

    by Louis Charbonneau and Manuel Mogato, Reuters

    1 week 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...

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

    by JTA

    1 week 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,...

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

    JTA

    1 week 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?

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    1 week 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

    JTA

    1 week 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

    by Erik Kirschbaum and Bethan John, Reuters

    1 week 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...

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