Saturday, 30 August 2014

Jewish roots

Millions of people around the world may discover Jewish roots with the increasing availability of home genetics tests and concurrent growth in popularity of genealogical websites, according to a Jerusalem think tank.
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Massive photo archive

A vast U.S. archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.
The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive.
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Looted painting must be returned

German experts investigating the trove of Nazi-looted art stashed in the home of the late Cornelius Gurlitt announced Friday that a 1901 Max Liebermann painting, “Two Riders on the Beach,” was stolen during World War II and must be returned to the heirs of German-Jewish art collector David Friedmann, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Monday, 18 August 2014

Kosher food removed

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict appeared to spill out into British supermarkets at the weekend, as demonstrators in Birmingham targeted Israeli produce and kosher food was removed in Holborn.
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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Flying high

JEWISH leaders have held talks with officials at Glasgow City Council over the controversial decision to fly the Palestinian flag over the City Chambers today.
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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Too drunk to be interviewed

A group of youths accused of launching an anti-Semitic stream of abuse at a bus load of Jewish primary school children in Sydney's east were dressed in school uniforms and produced bus passes to board the vehicle, police say.
Five youths, aged between 15 and 17, were arrested in Rose Bay in the early hours of Thursday morning but were too drunk to be interviewed at the time, superintendent Jason Box, the Eastern Suburbs local area commander, said.
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Jewish self-defense

Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters rampaged through the Jewish quarter of this northern suburb of Paris in July, some chanting, “Death to Jews.” As the rioters attacked a funeral home and set fire to a pharmacy, a band of young Jews formed a human shield in front of the main synagogue, brandishing motorcycle helmets as weapons.
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Theatre refuses to host UK Jewish Film festival

The Tricycle theatre in London is facing criticism after its refusal to host the UK Jewish Film Festival on the grounds it is partially funded by the Israeli embassy.
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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Fairfax apologizes for cartoon of man adorned in Jewish symbols

Jewish community groups have welcomed an apology from media company Fairfax over a cartoon about the conflict in Gaza.

The cartoon, published in the Sydney Morning Herald last month, depicted an elderly man adorned in Jewish symbols pointing at the site of a bombing with a remote control.

The Australian Press Council received several complaints about the cartoon, by Glen Le Lievre, and Federal Attorney-General George Brandis described it as "deplorable".

Fairfax apologised in an editorial published today.

The Imam's preaching

Tiffiny Ruegner writes Muslim Imam in Tennessee PREACHES “Jews & Christians are Filthy, Their Lives & Property can be Taken in Jihad by Muslims” in America.