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Hamas beat us claim Palestinian journalists

By JC Reporter, January 28, 2016

Two Palestinian journalists have revealed that they were arrested and tortured by Hamas after criticising the terrorist organisation.

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‘Daesh is turning its attention to Israel’

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 28, 2016

Israel believes that an attack by Daesh is a matter of time.

In their annual strategic assessment which was presented to the cabinet earlier this month, the IDF’s intelligence experts said that the movement, currently being pushed back in Syria and Iraq, is likely to use its affiliated groups on the Golan or Syrian borders to launch an attack.

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Swiss ‘paid PLO to stop terror attacks’

By Toby Axelrod, January 28, 2016

A Swiss journalist has revealed a 45-year-old secret deal between the Swiss government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), under which Bern paid the terrorists not to carry out attacks against their country.

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Merkel opens Holocaust art exhibition in Berlin

By Nissan Tzur, January 28, 2016

The German Chancellor opened the biggest exhibition of Holocaust art outside Israel in Berlin on Monday.

Art from the Holocaust, at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, features 100 works made by 50 Jewish artists during the Shoah; 24 of them were later murdered by the Nazis.

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Chart-topping American rapper promotes Holocaust denier in new single

By Josh Jackman, January 26, 2016

US rapper B.o.B has released a track downplaying the Nazi genocide, hinting at a Jewish conspiracy involving President Barack Obama and urging listeners to research Holocaust denier David Irving.

The song came after B.o.B - whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons - posted dozens of tweets on Monday claiming that the Earth is flat.

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Germany's looted art probe efforts ‘failing’

By Toby Axelrod, January 25, 2016

Germany may be known for thoroughness, but when it comes to tracing the ownership of art stolen by the Nazis, its experts are - apparently - far too slow.

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Bloomberg mulls presidential bid as independent but ‘won’t run against Clinton’

By Josh Jackman, January 25, 2016

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering a run as an independent candidate in the upcoming presidential election.

It is understood the billionaire businessman, who holds both conservative and liberal views, has told advisers he is willing to spend up to $1 billion (£700m) if he chooses to run.

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Israeli passes the Penelope Cruz test to become first Spanish citizen under new law

By Jessica Weinstein, January 25, 2016

A man from Haifa will become the first Israeli to be granted Spanish citizenship under a new law that grants descendants of Jews forced out the during the Spanish Inquisition the right to take up dual citizenship.

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Antisemitic views ignored by Euro-leaders, Israeli report claims

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

European Union leaders are systematically ignoring antisemitic views held by their citizens, a new report presented to the Israeli government today warns.

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Merkel; antisemitism more 'widespread' than thought

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged strong action against antisemitism, stating that it is more widespread than imagined.

In her weekly podcast yesterday, she said that "antisemitism is more pervasive than we imagine and that we must act intensively against it," according to Israeli media.

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