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Update: French Holocaust Survivor’s Murder was Anti-Semitic

March 28, 2018, by

We recently reported on the murder of Mirelle Kanol, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor found stabbed and burned in her Paris apartment. At that time, SPCJ, the security unit of the French Jewish community, indicated that there was no evidence to suggest an anti-Semitic motive. Now, prosecutors investigating the case are saying that the two suspects in custody targeted […]

French Holocaust Survivor Found Murdered, No Proof of Anti-Semitic Intent

March 26, 2018, by

Investigations into the murder of Mirelle Kanol, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor in her Paris apartment, has not provided evidence to suggest that the crime was motivated by anti-Semitism according to SPCJ, the official security unit of the French Jewish community. During the Holocaust, Kanol escaped the French police’s roundup of Jews to be deported to […]

Iron Dome Misfires After Code Red Missile Alert

March 26, 2018, by

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system misfired after Hamas military exercises set off Code Red alerts. According to the IDF, at least 10 missile alerts were activated in Sderot and neighboring communities on Sunday night, activating the Iron Dome and causing it to fire unnecessary interceptors. The alerts were triggered by a live fire exercises in Gaza […]

Israel Threatens Twitter with Legal Action Over Pro-Terror Tweets

March 21, 2018, by

The Israeli government is threatening Twitter with legal action for failure to remove tweets that incited or supported terrorism despite repeated requests to remove the content. In response, Twitter stock dropped more than 10%. According to Israel’s justice minister, Ayelet Shaked, “Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah have moved to Twitter instead of Facebook. […]

OU Endorsed GE Shabbos Keeper – The Ultimate Shabbos Refrigerator Solution is Here

March 12, 2018, by

Most of today’s refrigerators include a multitude of systems and sensors that regulate a variety of functions. Electronic counters and sensors regularly monitor refrigerator moisture and temperature levels, while these and other instruments determine when other systems, such as the auto-defrost heating element turns on and off. According to Darin Franks, Chief Engineer at General […]

Putin: Jews, Other Minorities Possibly to Blame for US Election Tampering

March 12, 2018, by

Russian President Vladimir Putin speculated that Jews or other minorities might have been behind alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. In an interview with NBC News, Putin denied US intelligence charges that he orchestrated interference in the elections. Rather, he speculated regarding the perpetrators that, “Maybe they’re not even Russians. Maybe […]

Report: Polish Officials Unwelcome at White House Over Holocaust Law

March 12, 2018, by

The Polish news website Onet has reported learning that the nation’s highest officials are not welcome at the White House thanks to the controversial, recently-passed law that limits discourse on the Holocaust. According to documents the site claims to have received, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not be received by […]

Islamic Jihad Terrorist Accidentally Blows Self Up

March 12, 2018, by

Ibrahim Frahat, a 27-year-old member of Saraya al-Quds, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, died in an accidental explosion in northern Gaza on Saturday night according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center. In a statement, Saraya al-Quds said that Frahat died “while preparing for battle.” According to Major-General Yoav Mordechai, the Israeli official responsible for […]

US Holocaust Museum Revokes Award Given to Myanmar Leader

March 8, 2018, by

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum has revoked the human rights award it had presented to Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and activist who now serves as State Counsellor of Myanmar. The museum is rescinding the 2012 Elie Wiesel Award because of Aung San Suu Kyi’s alleged failure to oppose the ethnic cleansing […]

Polish PM “Proud” of Anti-Semitic Historical Event

March 8, 2018, by

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, said that Polish citizens should be proud of the 1968 events in which anti-Semitism drove thousands of Jews from the country. “We often hear that March ’68 should be a reason for shame for Poland,” Morawiecki said. “For Poles who have fought for freedom, they should be a […]