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Holocaust memorial vandalized in Uruguay twice in one week

Twice in five days, a Holocaust memorial in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti minimizing the Holocaust.

Wednesday 10/18/2017
Newly elected Austrian leader vows zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in coalition
Posted: October 18, 2017

Austria’s newly elected leader, Sebastian Kurz, has vowed a zero tolerance policy on anti-Semitism in his governing coalition, seeking to quell fears over a right-wing government that could include a far-right party with Nazi sympathies.

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Monday 10/16/2017
French Jewish woman to lead UNESCO as Israel, US withdraw from organization
Posted: October 16, 2017

Former French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay will be the first Jewish director-general of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO after winning a narrow vote last Friday against Qatari frontrunner Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
Mexican president thanks Israel for earthquake relief
Posted: October 11, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Tuesday thanked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Jewish state’s contributions to relief efforts following the recent major earthquakes in the North American country.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Belgium freezes funding for Palestinian Authority schools over incitement, watchdog says
Posted: October 10, 2017

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors Palestinian incitement, said its research has prompted Belgium’s government to freeze funding of Palestinian Authority (PA) schools.

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Abbas demands Hamas dismantle its military as precondition for unity government
Posted: October 03, 2017

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he would not allow the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas to keep its weapons and armed brigades if control of the coastal territory is transferred to the PA.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Israeli, Jewish groups react to erman election
Posted: September 27, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term as the country’s leader on Sunday.

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Israeli rescue teams help earthquake-stricken Mexico
Posted: September 27, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered humanitarian aid and assistance to Mexico following a major 7.1-magnitude earthquake last week that has killed hundreds with the death toll continuing to rise.

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In numbed and dazed Puerto Rico, ‘beautiful’ Rosh Hashanah services
Posted: September 27, 2017

As Rabbi Mendel Zarchi was rushing to make last-minute preparations for Rosh Hashanah services in the badly flooded synagogue where he and his family had taken refuge, he was not sure what exactly had occurred in the world around him on that final day of the Jewish year 5777.

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
Erdogan threatens to sever ties with Israel over support for Kurdish independence
Posted: September 26, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated Tuesday he would mull severing ties with Israel if the Jewish state does not withdraw its support for an independent Kurdish state.

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