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Hamas is Isis says Fatah

September 4, 2014

There is no difference between the beheadings carried out by Isis and the [Hamas-run] kangaroo courts executing people in Gaza." This was not said by Benjamin Netanyahu, but Fatah leader Tawfik Tirawi this week.

Some of the harshest things said about Hamas in recent days have come from their ostensible unity government partners, Fatah.

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Beheaded Jewish journalist Sotloff was Israeli citizen

By Charlotte Oliver, September 3, 2014

Isis militants have released a video apparently showing one of their members beheading Jewish-American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

Mr Sotloff, who was an Israeli citizen, wrote for publications including Time and Foreign Policy. He was abducted in Aleppo, Syria in August 2013.

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Jewish journalist Sotloff apparently beheaded by Isis

By Charlotte Oliver, September 3, 2014

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq (Isis) released a video last night in which they apparently beheaded the Jewish American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

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UK deplores Israel’s land grab on West Bank

By Rosa Doherty, September 1, 2014

The British government has crticised an Israeli decision to annex land on the West Bank.

It said the move would seriously damage Israel's international reputation.

Israel announced the annexation of land in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem, on Sunday.

Anti-settlement groups have called it the biggest such claim in 30 years.

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One thousand at ‘kippah march’ in Stockholm

By Nathalie Rothschild, September 1, 2014

Leading Swedish politicians joined Stockholm’s Jewish community in a “kippah march” against antisemitism on Sunday. Over 1,000 people took part in the event, initiated by Sweden’s Jewish Youth Association.

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Letter From Tel Aviv: Embracing a very French revolution

By Jenni Frazer, August 29, 2014

"What IS she wearing?" Two Israeli girls, mouths open, heads craned, are sitting by the side of a deluxe swimming pool in Tel Aviv. The woman in question knows perfectly well that she is the subject of discussion. She smiles sleekly and preens herself. Her bikini is top-notch, her kaftan throw even notchier, and she sports the highest of heels.

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Stolen Polish gravestones laid to rest

By Nissan Tzur, August 29, 2014

More than 1,000 headstones, taken from the old "Brodno" Jewish cemetery in Warsaw and used to build a pergola and stairs in a local park, are being returned and preserved.

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Mumbai's Chabad hub back from dead

By Lawrence Joffe, August 28, 2014

Six years after jihadi terrorists murdered Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife at Chabad House in Mumbai, India, the building has sprung back to life.

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'As gunmen came in, we hid in the cellar'

By Simon Rocker, August 22, 2014

Decimated by the Nazis and repressed under Stalin, Jews in Ukraine have been rebuilding their communal life over the past two decades since the collapse of Communism.

But now many face an uncertain future as fighting continues in the east of the country between government forces and pro-Russia separatists.

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Israeli surgeons treat Yazidi

By Shira Rubin, August 22, 2014

A Yazidi father and son have watched the crisis unfolding in northern Iraq from the recovery room of Wolfson Hospital in Holon, Israel, where the one-year-old received life-saving heart surgery.

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