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Thousands pay tribute to four killed in terror attack

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

Well-wishers gathered in defiance at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market today to eat, sing and shop after a night of terror.

US youth group Ohr Torah Stone led a chant of Am Yisrael Chai as visitors laid flowers and Israeli flags as tributes to the four Israelis killed by the shootings last night in the centre of the city.

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Journalist who flagged up hate trend quits Twitter

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

The Jewish journalist who shed a light on the tactic used by far-right activists to identify Jews on Twitter so they can be attacked has quit the social media platform over its handling of antisemitic abuse.

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In Russia, with love

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 9, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a series of security and commerce-related agreements with Russia during a visit to Moscow this week.

The visit commemorated 25 years since the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries and was a sign of the improving ties between their leaders.

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Backlash against online hate

By Dan Friedman, June 9, 2016

Jews on Twitter and Facebook have started putting triple parentheses around their names - as above - as a way of hitting back at antisemitic internet trolls.

Called "echoes" by the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who invented them, these parentheses are named after the echo sound effect used to mark out Jewish names in the right-wing hate podcast "The Daily Shoah".

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Time to end Arab brainwashing: 'I will take Iraqi tribal leaders to see the real Israel'

By Sandy Rashty, June 9, 2016

Hamid Al-Sharifi has a plan to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Arab world.

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Terrorists 'dressed as Orthodox Jews' in Tel Aviv shooting rampage

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

At least four people have been killed and four others wounded in two shootings in Tel Aviv.

The attacks took place on Wednesday evening in Sarona Market and on Ha’arba’a Street, in the centre of the city. One of those wounded was in a critical condition.

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German auctioneer to hold biggest ever sale of Third Reich memorabilia

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2016

A German auctioneer has defended his decision to hold the biggest ever sale of Third Reich memorabilia.

Among the items to go on sale later this month are Hitler’s socks and ties, Goering’s underpants and a length of rope that was used to hang a Nazi convicted at Nuremberg.

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Billy Crystal and Rabbi Lerner to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

Actor Billy Crystal and Rabbi Michael Lerner are set to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral on Friday.

The boxing legend, who was a political, sporting and religious inspiration to millions, died on June 3 after living with Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years.

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Heir of Hamas founder revealed as gay and Christian

By JC Reporter, June 7, 2016

The grandson of the founder of Hamas is a gay Christian living in New York who believes in the American Dream, it has been revealed.

John Calvin changed his name after fleeing the West Bank and his jihadi grandfather when he was 14.

“I’ve lost count of how many threats there are on my life, and yet I prevail,” Mr Calvin said in an interview earlier this month with CNN Money.

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Elton John to perform at Auschwitz music festival

By JC Reporter, June 7, 2016

Elton John will be the headline act at a festival near Auschwitz later this month.

The singer-songwriter will perform at the Life Festival in Oswiecim, the Polish town where the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was located, along with other high profile stars such as Queen.

The festival was announced in December shortly after the terrorist attacks that shook Paris.

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