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Boris Johnson in Chanukah message says Britain will stand with its Jewish community

(JTA) — “Britain would not be Britain without its Jewish community,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a Chanukah message.

“And we will stand with you and celebrate with you — at Chanukah and all year round.” Johnson extolled the “joys of latkes and doughnuts” and marveled that kids get...
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Dozens of Israelis detained for hours at Moscow airport

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nearly 50 Israeli citizens, including children, were detained for hours at a Moscow airport in apparent retaliation for Israel blocking the entry of thousands of Russian citizens.

Itamar Eichner, the diplomatic correspondent at the Hebrew daily Yediot Aharanot, was among those detained on Wednesday. Tweeting from Domodedovo...
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Arrest of Palestinian terrorist leader highlights ‘overlaps’ between BDS and terror groups

– The announcement on Wednesday by Israel’s Shin Bet security agency that it has arrested some 50 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) capped off a months-long targeting of the terror group for its role in the deadly terror attack on Aug. 23 that killed...
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More anti-Israel stalwarts blame Zionists and Jews for Jeremy Corbyn’s defeat in Britain

(JTA) — More anti-Israel stalwarts across Europe are coming forward to blame the Jewish state and Zionism for the defeat of Britain’s Labour Party in last week’s elections.

Chris Williamson, a former Labour lawmaker and ally of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, added his voice to the choir in a video...
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UNESCO drops Belgian parade from heritage list over anti-Semitism charges

(JTA) — UNESCO voted unanimously on Friday to delist as a heritage event an annual Belgian parade over allegations of anti-Semitism.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization scrapped the Aalst Carnival, which this year featured effigies of grinning Jews holding money with a rat on one of their...
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Jeremy Corbyn says he’ll step down as Britain’s Labour Party leader after resounding defeat

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

LONDON (JTA) – Jeremy Corbyn said he will no longer lead Britain’s Labour Party following a resounding defeat in national elections.

Corbyn’s announcement that he “will not lead the party in any future general election campaign” followed Labour’s trouncing on Thursday by the Conservative Party, led by...
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Boris Johnson defeats Jeremy Corbyn by large margin in British elections

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

LONDON (JTA) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has defeated Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party by a large margin in Britain’s general elections on Thursday, exit polls indicate.

The Conservatives received 368 seats out of 650 according to the polls by BBC, ITV and Sky News, with...
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Natan Sharansky wins 2020 Genesis Prize

Natan Sharansky, the former head of Israel’s Jewish Agency, a renowned human rights advocate and author was announced as the 2020 recipient of he Genesis Prize on Monday, December 9. 

The former refusenik, who came to fame as a pivotal figure in the plight of Soviet Union Jews...
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Report: Iran stashing missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel

(JTA) — Iran is stockpiling short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel, according to a New York Times report that cited American intelligence and military officials.

The hidden rockets are part of a larger effort by Iran to intimidate countries in the region and assert its power, the...
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13 countries vote against a UN General Assembly resolution against Israel for the first time

(JTA) — The United Nations General Assembly passed five resolutions against Israel, but for the first time, 13 countries switched their positions and voted against a pro-Palestine measure.

The five resolutions passed Tuesday are among 20 against Israel that the international body will vote on during the 74th session of...
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