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British soccer fans again face anti-Semitic chants

(JTA) — Fans of a popular British soccer club spewed anti-Semitic taunts and chants at fans of a second British club whose fans are sometimes referred to as the “Yid Army.” West Ham United fans on Sunday sang anti-Semitic songs about Adolf Hitler to supporters of the home team, the...
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Mumbai Jews mark fourth anniversary of attack on Chabad House

(JTA) — Mumbai’s Jewish community marked the fourth anniversary of the attack on the Chabad House that killed six, including the Chabad emissary couple in the Indian city. Among those on hand for Monday’s ceremony was Israel’s consul general in Mumbai, Orna Sagiv, who was in Mumbai at the time...
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Child sex scandals roil Australia’s Jewish community

By DAN GOLDBERG

SYDNEY (JTA) — Another major Jewish organization in Australia is embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal, adding to the trauma triggered by recent revelations of similar cases involving students at schools in Melbourne run by Chabad-Lubavitch and Adass Israel.

The name of the latest organization, alleged...
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Senators Cardin, Collins warn Abbas about U.N. bid

(JTA) — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Susan Collins sent a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas opposing any unilateral attempts to pursue non-member state status at the United Nations General Assembly. The letter, sent Nov. 21, said that “Palestinian statehood can only be realized as a result of...
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Gaza imam’s edict: violating cease-fire would be a sin

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Muslim imam in Gaza has issued a religious edict, or fatwa, that says it is a sin to violate the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Suleiman al-Daya issued the fatwa on Saturday night, according to Haaretz, after a top Hamas official said the terrorist...
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Israel Police arrest Israeli-Arab, Palestinians for bus bomb

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) An Israeli-Arab from Taybeh and several other Palestinians from the West Bank were arrested on Wednesday for their alleged role in the Tel Aviv bus bombing that wounded 28 people on Wednesday afternoon. After a manhunt lasting several hours that caused major disruptions across the country,...
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Missles fired after cease-fire begins; tenuous truce holds

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Minutes after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, five rockets were fired from Gaza at Beersheva and Israel struck the Gaza home of a top Islamic leader. One of the long-range Grad rockets struck a home  at 9:05 p.m. — five minutes after the...
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Senator Mary Landrieu to speak at Israel solidarity rally

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will be the keynote speaker at the Israel Solidarity rally being held at the Uptown New Orleans Jewish Community Center this Sunday, November 25, beginning at 10 a.m. Landrieu, a tireless supporter of the State of Israel, will be speaking to a crowd consisting of members...
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Bomb victims recount terror on Tel Aviv bus

TEL AVIV (JTA) – They all thought it was a missile at first. In the split second between the sudden explosion and the smoke that enveloped their bodies and faces, they figured that a Hamas rocket, after a week of strikes and misses, had hit the center of Tel Aviv. ...
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Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in apparent terrorist attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A bus exploded in Tel Aviv in what police are describing as a terrorist attack. At least 21 people were injured in Wednesday’s blast, according to a spokesman at Sourasky Medical Center – Ichilov Hospital. The bus exploded at noon in the heart of Tel Aviv, near...
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