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Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard subdue Palestinian attacker


1 week ago

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Oct. 23, 2013. Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters

The mayor of Jerusalem and his security guard wrestled a Palestinian attacker to the ground near city hall on Sunday after an Orthodox Jew was stabbed with a knife at a busy intersection.

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  • Scandinavan Jews see silver lining in strong Muslim response to Denmark shootings

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    1 week ago

    As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue.

    The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he...

  • French chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu’s call for emigration


    1 week ago

    France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, rejected Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent call for European Jews to move to Israel.

    At a news conference Thursday in New York following a speech at Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue, Korsia said there had been a Jewish presence...

  • Iran has stopped questionable nuclear centrifuge testing: IAEA

    by Shadia Nasralla, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Iran has refrained from expanding tests of more efficient models of a machine used to refine uranium under a nuclear agreement with six world powers, a U.N. report shows, allaying concerns it might be violating the accord.

    Tehran's development of advanced centrifuges is sensitive...

  • Copenhagen attacks challenge soft Nordic approach to radicals

    by Sabina Zawadzki and Erik Matzen, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Known for a soft approach to security that emphasizes helping radical Muslim youths with housing and jobs, Denmark may face pressure after the Copenhagen attacks to prioritize tougher laws and more resources for the police.

    The weekend's deadly shootings at a cafe and synagogue...

  • Muslims offer to protect Oslo synagogue with ‘peace ring’

    2 weeks ago

    Hajrad Arshad, the event’s 17-year-old organizer, told Norway’s state broadcaster NRK that the group aimed to “extinguish the prejudices people have against Jews and against Muslims.”

    “We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” she said.

    Ervin Kohn, the leader of Oslo’s Jewish community welcomed the initiative.

    Read more at The Local.

  • Argentines demand independent judiciary in huge street march

    by Hugh Bronstein and Richard Lough, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the Argentine capital on Wednesday demanding an independent judiciary, as the country reels from the death of a state prosecutor who had been investigating the president.

    The protest, one of the biggest during President...

  • Hundreds of thousands march in memory of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman


    2 weeks ago

    More than 400,000 people in Buenos Aires braved a heavy rain to pay tribute to the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in a “silent march.”

    Other marches remembering Nisman on the one-month anniversary of his death were held Wednesday throughout Argentina and in cities...

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