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In France, Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations

Clash in front of Paris synagogue spurs prime minister to call anti-Semitism a French 'national cause.'

07/20/2014
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Paris — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the fight against anti-Semitism a “national cause.”

A protester holds a placard reading 'Gaza is dying' during a demonstration in Lille, France on July 19. Getty Images

Ukrainian Jewish Governor Vows To Return Mosque To Muslim Community

07/15/2014
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DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — The Jewish governor of a major Ukrainian city promised to return a former mosque to the Muslim community.

Anti-Israel Protesters Besiege Paris Synagogue

07/13/2014
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Dozens of young men protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza briefly besieged a Paris synagogue and clashed with security.
At least three Jews were taken to the hospital as a result of the clashes that erupted Sunday between the protesters and young Jewish men who guarded the Don Isaac Abravanel Synagogue in Paris, a witness told JTA.

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Reb Zalman helped found, and led, the Jewish Renewal Movement.

Russian Jews To Aid Refugees From Ukraine

07/02/2014
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The Russian Jewish Congress has pledged $30,000 in aid for Ukrainian refugees living in Russia.

Riots After Palestinian Teen Found Dead

Palestinian authorities claim the attack was revenge.

07/02/2014
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In what Palestinians are claiming to be an act of revenge for the three slain Israeli youth, the body of a Palestinian youth was found in a Jerusalem forest on Wednesday. As the tensions escalate, Israeli leaders call for restraint until the facts become clearer.

Palestinians throw stones at the Israeli police during clashes on Wednesday. Courtesy of timesofisrael.com

Lost Teens Still With Us

Vigil for ‘our boys’ united us in concern and caring.

07/02/2014
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As we say in the Prayer for Dew (“the symbol of youthful promise”), with the boys in another world, “With His consent I shall speak of mysteries.”

Aryeh Kalb, 13, attends a vigil in New York in remembrance of three Israeli boys who were kidnapped and murdered. Getty Images
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'With My Besties At Auschwitz:' Irreverence Or Defiance?

Facebook page sparks global outrage; provokes big questions.

06/27/2014
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Two Israeli high school students draped in Israeli flags stood in the snow-topped forest of Treblinka, turned an iPhone around to face them, and snapped a smiling picture. The shot later appeared on Facebook with the caption “#Trablinka #poland #jewish.”

Israeli teenagers take selfies while visiting Auschwitz. Via Facebook.com

French Court Orders Extradition Of Alleged Brussels Museum Shooter

06/26/2014
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A French court ordered the extradition of Mehdi Nemmouche, the Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels.

On Thursday, the court in Versailles approved Nemmouche’s extradition to Belgium to face murder charges, according to reports.

Nemmouche has been in police custody on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and possession of weapons since his arrest on May 30 in the southern French city of Marseille.

Jewish Journalists Urged To Tell Israel’s Story

But a disconnect loomed at first Jewish Media Summit in 14 years.

06/25/2014
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Jerusalem — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed a group of 140 Jewish journalists from 32 countries to Israel on Sunday evening and charged them with the task of speaking out against “the rising tide” of anti-Semitism in Europe and the “dangerous” deal being negotiated between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program.

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