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Arab rifts may complicate search for Gaza truce

by Amena Bakr, Yasmine Saleh and Shadia Nasralla, Reuters

2 days ago

Flames and smoke are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 21, 2014. Ahmed Zakot, Reuters

The push for a Gaza ceasefire risks becoming mired in a regional tussle for influence between conservative Arab states and Islamist-friendly governments, with rival powers competing to... read full article

  • Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

    by Reuters

    2 days ago

    Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.

    After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down Thursday by a ground-to-air...

  • Obama: Russia must press Ukraine rebels to allow plane probe

    by Reuters

    2 days ago

    U.S. President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.

    Obama denounced the Russian role in eastern Ukraine in some...

  • Belfast synagogue vandalized on back-to-back days

    JTA

    2 days ago

    A window was smashed on successive days at a synagogue in Belfast, Ireland.

    The vandalism at the Belfast Hebrew Congregation took place on Friday night and the following day, the BBC reported. In the latter incident, the replacement window was shattered.

    Police are treating the...

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  • Work completed overnight on Hungarian WWII monument

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    A controversial Nazi occupation monument was erected in downtown Budapest in the middle of the night after an appeals court rejected a petition to halt its construction.

    Workers completed the main components of the memorial in Freedom Square after midnight Sunday following the...

  • German Jewish leader: Don’t be intimidated by anti-Semitic protests

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Germany’s main Jewish leader called on Jews not to be intimidated by a recent spate of anti-Israel demonstrations featuring violently anti-Jewish slogans.

    With protests against Israel occurring daily throughout the country – including Monday outside the Israeli Embassy in Berlin...

  • Jewish mother and daughter killed in Ukraine shelling

    JTA

    2 days ago

    A Jewish mother and daughter were killed in a shelling in the embattled eastern Ukraine city of Lugansk.

    The victims of Friday’s explosion were identified on the website of the Lugansk Jewish community as Svetlana and Anna Sitnikov.

    Svetlana Sitnikov, 57, and her daughter Anna...

  • Anti-Israel rioters torch cars, throw firebomb at Paris-area synagogue

    JTA

    2 days ago

    PARIS (JTA) — Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.

    The riot broke out on Sunday afternoon in Sarcelles after a few hundred people assembled at a local metro station to protest Israel’s...

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