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Four dead in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue

By JC Reporter, November 18, 2014

Four Israelis were killed and eight wounded in a terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Two terrorists entered the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue and attacked worshippers during morning prayers on Tuesday, using knives, axes and guns.

The attackers were shot at the scene by police.

The injured were taken to hospitals in the city.


Israel fears over EU sanctions plan

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 17, 2014

The Israeli government is concerned that the European Union will try to convince its member to implement sanctions on Israel over building projects in the West Bank.

Possible sanctions appear in a document prepared by the Middle East department of the EU's foreign service, which was revealed in Israeli newspaper Haaretz.


Antwerp Jewish community reeling after stab attack

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2014

A Jewish leader in Antwerp has said the community feels “fragile” after a Charedi man was stabbed on his way to synagogue this weekend.

Yehosha Malik, 31, was attacked by a man who reportedly targeted his victim after exiting a bar early on Saturday morning.


Hizbollah still fighting Israel but Islamic State is now enemy number one

By Josh Jackman, November 13, 2014

Hizbollah is now focused on fighting Islamic State rather than concentrating its terrorist activities against Israel.

Mohammed Fneish, a government minister in Lebanon and a leader of the group, told the BBC that Hizbollah was combating extremist jihadi organisations such as Islamic State (IS), because they “kill more Muslims than Israel”.


Spanish dictionary is definition of hate

November 13, 2014

Spain's equivalent of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines "Jewish" as "a person who is avaricious or usurious".

The 23rd edition of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) dictionary took 13 years to compile and was launched at a sombre ceremony presided over by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia earlier this month.


KKK opens its doors to Jews

By Dan Friedman, November 13, 2014

In a twist worthy of a comedy sketch, the leader of a Ku Klux Klan group in the Rocky Mountains has suggested that the notoriously racist group should be more accepting of black people, gays and even Jews - to the extent that they could even become members.

The KKK is best known for wearing white robes and hoods, burning crosses and lynching black people, but it emerged earlier this month that


Gang firebombs sushi bar

By Michel Gurfinkiel, November 13, 2014

A group of youths tried to firebomb a kosher bagel and sushi bar in an up-market district of Paris last week.

According to the owners and several witnesses, the attackers threw a paving stone and then a Molotov cocktail at the restaurant. The fire was quickly put out without causing any harm.

The attackers fled as soon as police officers and firemen arrived.


Pow-wow with the Navajo

By Shyam Kumar, November 13, 2014

Out of persecution can emerge mutual understanding, as the blossoming relationship between New Mexico's Navajo and Jewish communities is demonstrating.

This month, representatives from the two groups met in Albuquerque to compare histories and learn from each other's struggles.


Nicki Minaj says sorry over ‘Nazi’ images in video

By Rosa Doherty, November 12, 2014

World-famous rapper Nicki Minaj has apologised for featuring Nazi-style imagery in her new video.

The video, for her song Only, features swastika-style flags, a gas mask with the word “chamber” over it and shows the rap star being saluted by troops wearing red armbands.


KKK leader says Jews, blacks and gays can join up

By Dan Friedman, November 11, 2014

In a twist worthy of a comedy sketch, the leader of a Ku Klux Klan group in America’s Rocky Mountains has suggested that the notoriously racist group should be more accepting of Jews, blacks and gays — even to the extent that they could become members.