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Second Montreal mosque hosts imam calling for death of Jews

(JTA) — A second Montreal mosque hosted an imam offering a speech demonizing Jews and quoting from the Quran to kill them.

In a speech last December at the Dar al-Arkam mosque, Muhammad bin Musa al Nasr described Jews as “the most evil of mankind” and as “human demons,” the...
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Netanyahu praises China upon completing state visit there

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked the Great Wall of China at the end of a state visit to China.

During the visit, which ended Wednesday, the University of Haifa signed an agreement with the Hangzhou Wahaha Group, a Chinese conglomerate, and the Institute of Automation at...
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Artist apologizes for hanging sign in London depicting Jews as hazardous

(JTA) — A sign hung on a light post in a largely haredi Orthodox neighborhood of London depicted Jews as hazardous.

Franck Allais, an artist and photographer, apologized Wednesday for the distress caused by the sign in the Stamford Hill neighborhood, saying it was part of a project about identity....
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New York police: Anti-Semitic incidents have nearly doubled over last year

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic incidents are up 94 percent in New York City over this time last year, the New York Police Department reported.

The figure is part of a 55 percent increase overall in the number of hate crimes in the city as compared to the same time last year.

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Iran’s Khamenei calls for Palestinian intifada, Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’

(JNS.org) — Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the Palestinians to pursue another intifada against Israel while claiming the Israeli government is a “cancerous tumor” that should be confronted.

“The people of Palestine have no option other than keeping the flames of fighting alight by relying on Allah...
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With Israel mostly on the sidelines, Hamas-Islamic State conflict intensifies in Gaza

By YAAKOV LAPPIN

(JNS.org) — Daesh-affiliated armed organizations are challenging the Hamas terror group’s rule in the Gaza Strip and are seeking to topple the Islamist regime, which they accuse of being un-Islamic and lacking in jihadist spirit.

A rocket attack by a small Daesh-affiliated group in Gaza earlier...
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Hezbollah will try to infiltrate Israel in next war

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN

Iran-backed militia Hezbollah will try to cross the Israeli border and will attempt to capture territory inside northern Israel in the next round of fighting between the sides, according to a senior military analyst.

Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira, a former military secretary to Prime Minister Netanyahu...
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) — The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation League.

It is all happening over just two words: “mother’s milk.”

Georges Bensoussan, one of the...
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100 units of blood flown from Israel to Peru for sick tourist

(JTA) — A paramedic from Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency rescue organization is on her way to Peru with 100 units of blood for an Israeli tourist hospitalized there after contracting a serious blood-related illness.

The paramedic left with the blood late Wednesday night after the Health Ministry of Peru...
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2 Palestinians reported dead in Gaza tunnel blast

(JTA) — Two Palestinians were killed and five were injured in what Gaza authorities said was an airstrike on a smuggling tunnel between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Hamas’ health minister, Ashraf al-Qidra, said Thursday, the day after the strike, that it was carried out by Israel, the Palestinian Maan...
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