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They killed his two sons because he visited Israel

By Sandy Rashty, November 14, 2015

The day started like any other.

It was February 2005, and Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi had just enjoyed a morning coffee at home with his sons Ayman, 29, and Jamal, 24.


Kippah-wearer stabbed in face in Milan

By JC Reporter, November 13, 2015

A Jewish man has been stabbed in the face and back in Milan.

Nathan Graff was attacked on Thursday evening by an unknown assailant near a Jewish school, police said.

Mr Graff, whose injuries are not life-threatening, was reportedly wearing a kippah at the time.

Police are investigating whether the attack was a hate crime.


Netanyahu woos America

November 12, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Jews across the globe to unite to "secure the Jewish state" on Tuesday at the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Washington.


Death order for Kansas white supremacist killer

November 12, 2015

A white supremacist who fatally shot three people outside two Jewish sites in Kansas last year has been sentenced to death.

Frazier Glenn Miller, a 74-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader, went on a shooting rampage in April 2014 in front of two different Jewish community buildings in Overland Park.


How liberal are US Jews? Very, says poll

By Simon Rocker, November 12, 2015

American Jews remain strongly liberal in their political and social views, a new study has confirmed.

While 43 per cent of Christians vote Republican and 40 per cent Democrat, the figure for religiously identifying Jews is 64 per cent Democrat and 26 per cent Republican, according to the Pew Centre's 2014 survey of the American religious landscape.


Shock as border officers draw penis in Israeli’s passport

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2015

Seasoned travellers are used to stacking up a passport full of stamps as they tour the globe.

But Israeli backpacker Itay Blumental received a more unique marking as he arrived in Argentina.


Poland’s new defence minister 'agreed with antisemitic conspiracy theory'

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2015

Poland’s new defence minister allegedly claimed that there is a Jewish plan to dominate the world.

The reported comments by Antoni Macierewicz, who represents the right-wing Law and Justice party, were revealed after his party secured an absolute majority in the country’s general election.


Donald Trump praises Israel's separation barrier

By Josh Jackman, November 11, 2015

Donald Trump has called Israel’s separation barrier a success while discussing his plan to erect a wall across the US-Mexico border.

Speaking at the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday, the billionaire frontrunner once again outlined his plan to repatriate all 11 million undocumented Mexican immigrants.


Israeli spy Pollard to be released – but will have to remain in US

By JC Reporter, November 10, 2015

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will not be able to travel to Israel after his release from jail next week, despite calls for President Obama to intervene on his behalf.

Mr Pollard, who is set to be released next Friday after 30 years in prison, must remain in the US for five years, according to the terms of his parole.


Helmut Schmidt, a Nazi Youth leader who had Jewish ancestry, dies aged 96

By Naomi Firsht, November 10, 2015

The former Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Schmidt has died aged 96.

Mr Schmidt was West German Chancellor from 1974 until 1982 during the height of the Cold War.

His relationship with the Jewish community and possible ties to the Nazi party remained ambiguous during his life.