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Tatiana Navka, wife of Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, causes social media storm over Holocaust-themed dance routine

By Michael Moran, November 28, 2016

Tatiana Navka, wife of Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, appeared on the Russian ice-skating themed reality show Ice Age this weekend in costumes designed to evoke the plight of Jewish concentration camp inmates.

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Fires continue to blaze in Israel as reports of arson circulate

By Daniel Sugarman, November 25, 2016

Israel is experiencing a fourth day of wildfires, with tens of thousands of civilians forced to evacuate their homes amidst a growing number of reports of arson.

On Thursday evening, Gilad Erdan, the country’s minister of public security, announced that the overall situation was “under control”.

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Francois Fillon says Jews 'did not respect the law'

By Orlando Radice, November 24, 2016

The man tipped to become France’s conservative candidate in next year’s presidential election has suggested that, historically, Jews did not respect the country’s laws.

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Charedim play the numbers game in an effective worldwide screening system

By Daniel Sugarman, November 24, 2016

The Charedi community is not generally regarded as being at the forefront of technological innovation within the Jewish world.

So it may surprise some to learn that a Charedi genetics screening programme has been running for 30 years, with almost 400,000 people tested to date.

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Sydney tests them young​

By Barry Toberman, November 24, 2016

Professor Edwin Kirk, medical director of the education and screening programme at Sydney schools, attributes its success to community ownership.

"They don't just fund it.

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Heil Hitlers and classic Jew-hate at pro-Trump conference

November 24, 2016

Speakers at a conference held by the white supremacist, pro-Trump National Policy Institute in Washington on Saturday night railed against Jews and evoked Nazi imagery and language.

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Under-fire Kushner set for Oval Office role

By Daniel Sugarman, November 24, 2016

Donald Trump's Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, appears set to play a pivotal role in the future administration, and as such has come under increasing pressure from those concerned about the antisemitism that stained the electoral campaign run by the president-elect.

There has been speculation that Mr Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will become an informal adviser to th

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Jewish groups call for Bannon to be dumped

November 24, 2016

American Jewish groups have written to president-elect Donald Trump asking him to reconsider the appointment of Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist.

Mr Bannon has faced accusations of antisemitism after he was accused of telling his ex-wife in 2007 that he did not want his daughter "going to school with Jews".

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Chief Rabbi Mirvis stands firm on partnership minyanim

By Daniel Sugarman, November 24, 2016

The Chief Rabbi has issued his most emphatic statement to date on partnership minyanim, declaring that they “are contrary to halacha [Jewish law] and should not take place under the auspices of any of our United Hebrew Congregations”.

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'Lost' poem by Anne Frank sold at auction

By Lee Harpin, November 23, 2016

A handwritten poem by Anne Frank has sold at auction for £119,000 - more than four times its reserve price.

The sale, to an unnamed online bidder, took just two minutes at Bubb Kuyper auction house in the Dutch city of Haarlem.

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