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Teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Romania

(JTA) — Police in Romania arrested three teenagers accused of destroying 10 headstones at a Jewish cemetery.

The incident occurred over the weekend, police said in a statement Monday about the arrests near the northern city of Reghin, located 200 miles north of Bucharest, the capital.

The suspects allegedly smashed...
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British neo-Nazi comes out as gay, reveals Jewish heritage

(JTA) — A prominent British neo-Nazi and white supremacist has come out as gay and revealed his Jewish heritage.

Kevin Wilshaw, 58, a former National Front organizer, announced Tuesday on Britain’s Channel 4 news that he is leaving the far-right movement.

Wilshaw was active in white supremacist groups as recently as this...
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JTA Ireland’s Jewish population rose by nearly 29 percent in five years

(JTA) — Ireland’s Jewish population rose by nearly 29 percent since the state’s last census.

The Jewish population rose by 573 people to 2,557 since 2011, according to the 2016 census, the Irish Times reported on Friday.

Some 56 percent of the Jews of Ireland, or 1,439, live in Dublin.

The population...
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Israeli intelligence reportedly discovered Russian hack into US classified documents

(JTA) — Israeli intelligence discovered that Russian hackers were using antivirus software to steal classified information from the United States, The New York Times reported.

The antivirus software is made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including officials at about two dozen...
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High time for Israel’s flagship medical cannabis conference to go global

By ADAM ABRAMS

(JNS.org) — While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas later this month.

After holding its third innovation conference in Tel Aviv in March, iCAN: Israel-Cannabis—a developer of medical cannabis formulations and clinical trials—is...
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Canada to replace Holocaust memorial plaque that omitted Jews

(JTA) — The plaque marking the opening of Canada’s National Holocaust Monument will be replaced after the original failed to mention that Jews were the majority of the victims.

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly told the House of Commons on Thursday that the plaque will be replaced, and also reiterated that...
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Interpol admits State of Palestine over Israeli, US objections

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Interpol voted to admit the State of Palestine to the world police organization despite attempts by Israel and the United States to prevent it.

On Tuesday, 75 countries voted in favor of admitting Palestine at Interpol’s General Assembly in Beijing, with 24 voting against and 34 abstaining....
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Mexico City earthquake: Israeli rescuers pull body of local rabbi from rubble

(JTA) — Volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA search and rescue organization pulled the body of a local rabbi from an office building that collapsed in a massive earthquake that hit Mexico.

Rabbi Haim Ashkenazi had been working in the office building when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon,...
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Bernie Sanders says US ‘complicit’ in Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians

(JTA) — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

“[B]ut that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Virginia, said in an interview with The Intercept news website published...
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Trump says US cannot ‘abide’ Iran nuclear deal, ignores Israeli-Palestinian peace in UN speech

(JTA) — President Donald Trump told the U.N. General Assembly that the United States cannot “abide” the Iran nuclear deal as it stands but notably omitted mention of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for an eventual nuclear program,” Trump said Tuesday on the...
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