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Jeremy Corbyn 'misinformed' over Bernie Sanders 'support'

By Josh Jackman, August 24, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders has denied that he sent a message of support to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Corbyn told supporters at a phone bank event on Monday that the Jewish senator, who lost out to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Party nomination, had favourably compared the two politicians.

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn later admitted that this was a mistake.


Belgian airline stops serving Israeli halva on flights

By Lianne Kolirin and Josh Jackman, August 24, 2016

Brussels Airlines has been accused of taking part in a boycott after removing Israeli halva from its flights.

Some Israeli news sites reported that the carrier had banned the halva because it deemed the West Bank-made confectionary treat to be “controversial”.


Russian TV station blames Jews for Titanic, Chernobyl and 9/11

By Petru Clej, August 23, 2016

Purveyors of antisemitic conspiracy theories are two-a-penny, but one Russian TV documentary has gone a step further than most.

Jews are responsible for the sinking of the Titanic, the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and the terrorist attacks in the US on 11 September 2001, according to a short film broadcast recently on REN TV.


Official at Italy’s Islamic University calls for 'new final solution'

By JC Reporter, August 21, 2016

A senior member of staff at the Islamic University in Leece, Italy, has reportedly called for a new “final solution” for Zionists.

Raphael Villani, who works in the university’s public relations department, wrote in a Facebook post earlier this month that “there needs to be a final solution for Zionists,” and “the real Jews are the victims of Zionism”.


Magda Goebbels' biological father may have been Jewish

By JC Reporter, August 21, 2016

The discovery of a new document in the Berlin archives suggests that Magda Goebbel's biological father was Jewish.

The document, which was discovered by writer and historian Oliver Hilmes, and was published in the German newspaper, Bild, sheds a new light on the wife of Nazi Germany’s most notorious and high-ranking officials.


‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker stabs rabbi in Strasbourg

By JC Reporter, August 19, 2016

A Chasid has reportedly been knifed by a Muslim in Strasbourg.

According to newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, the attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabbed the 62-year-old rabbi, who has been identified as Chalom Levy, outside a restaurant.

Strasbourg's chief rabbi Rene Gutman told AFP that the suspect had previously attacked a member of the local Jewish community in 2010.


Jill Stein: the Putin-friendly, anti-Israel Green who could help Trump win

By Robert Philpot, August 18, 2016

When Jill Stein turned up at the Democratic party convention last month, she was greeted by a small crowd of Bernie Sanders delegates chanting "Jill or Bernie".


Hamas military’s co-founder apologises for bringing misery to Palestinians

By JC Reporter, August 18, 2016

One of the founders of Hamas's military wing has written a Facebook post in which he accuses the terror group of bringing destruction to the Palestinians, and apologises for his involvement in its activities.


Canadian hasbara group sues over campus ban

By David Lazarus, August 18, 2016

In the first such case in Canada, a pro-Israel group is seeking compensation for being excluded from a "social justice" event at an Ontario university.

Hasbara Fellowships Canada (HFC), which provides pro-Israel advocacy training to students, has filed a complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal seeking £30,000 in damages.


Man jailed over Hitler cat

August 18, 2016

An Austrian man has been given jail time for posting online a picture of cat doing a Nazi salute, and other images glorifying the Third Reich.

The 38-year-old man, from Flachua in Salzberg, was found guilty of uploading 20 Nazi propaganda photos and charged under Austria's anti-Nazi Prohibition Act. He apologised in court and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.