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Palestinian children act out terror attack in Gaza play

By JC Reporter, April 27, 2016

Young Palestinian children have been filmed performing a play in which they simulate terrorist attacks against Israelis.

The play was staged for a festival in the Gaza Strip this week, and was broadcast on a Hamas television channel dedicated to culture, available in Gaza and the West Bank.

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Printers spontaneously pump out hate leaflets

April 27, 2016

Universities across Germany were hit by a bizarre antisemitic cyber-attack last week.

Printers and photocopiers on college campuses began spontaneously pumping out antisemitic leaflets.

The German-language flyers contained a quotation from Mein Kampf and accused Jews of engineering the European refugee crisis.

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Mein Kampf tops Spiegel bestseller list

By Igal Avidan, April 27, 2016

Three months after it was published, the new annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf has already sold 47,500 copies and made it to the top of the prestigious Spiegel bestseller list in Germany.

The edition was promoted as the "anti-Mein Kampf" because it included footnotes providing detailed criticisms of the original work.

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Oy gevalt! Yiddish comes from Turkey, say academics

By Simon Rocker, April 27, 2016

Yiddish began as a secret language invented by Iranian Jewish traders who travelled the Silk Road, a group of researchers has claimed.

According to their analysis of the genetic ancestry of Yiddish-speakers, Ashkenazi Jewry originated in a group of north-eastern Turkish villages rather than in Germany as often thought.

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Today at work, I made a black hole

By Nathan Jeffay, April 27, 2016

More than 2,000 miles from Cambridge, in the Israeli city of Haifa, research is under way that could allow Stephen Hawking to prove his most mind-boggling theory.

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Austria far-right surge sparks deep concern

April 27, 2016

Jewish leaders and activists have spoken of their concern over the victory of a far-right presidential candidate in the first round of Austria's presidential election last Sunday.

If the candidate standing for the anti-immigrant Freedom Party, Norbert Hofer, wins the run-off on May 22, he will be the first far-right leader of Austria since the Second World War.

Moshe Kantor, president of the

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Shoah educator to help Yazidis document their own tragedy

By Toby Axelrod, April 27, 2016

They have been persecuted, enslaved, raped and killed by Daesh terrorists.

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Interview: Ira Forman

By Toby Axelrod, April 27, 2016

How do you solve a problem like antisemitism? The answer is, you can't. But you have to try, says a US diplomat on the front lines, because the stability of Jewish life in Europe is at stake.

It is not that the 1930s are repeating themselves. But fear itself has an undermining effect.

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'Daesh threat to Euro Jews very high'

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2016

A counter-terrorism expert has warned European Jews that they will be increasingly targeted by Daesh as the terrorist group loses ground in the Middle East.

Professor Boaz Ganor, who founded the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism think-tank, pointed to last year's deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris as an example of what to expect.

Speaking during a briefing organised b

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Shoah educator to help Yazidis document their own tragedy

By Toby Axelrod, April 26, 2016

They have been persecuted, enslaved, raped and killed by Daesh terrorists. Now, the traumatic stories of survivors from the Iraqi-Syrian Yazidi community who made it to Germany are being recorded for posterity, thanks to the Israeli humanitarian organisation IsraAID.

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