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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. […]

Proposed Circumcision Ban Threatens Jewish Life in Scandinavia

March 19, 2018, by

An Icelandic bill that proposes criminalizing circumcision could make Jewish life untenable not just in Iceland but throughout Scandinavia. Kosher slaughter is equally unwelcome because this corner of the world places more value on animal rights and the autonomy of children than it does on religious freedom, according to Ira Forman, a former member of […]

Florida Jews Oppose Daylight Saving Bill

March 15, 2018, by

Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass the Sunshine Protection Act, which is designed to keep the state in daylight saving time year-round. In other words, they would not “fall back” with most of the rest of the country. The bill is seen as a boon to to tourism in that it would provide […]

Palestinian PM Survives Assassination Attempt, Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Unlikely

March 14, 2018, by

Rami Hamdallah, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, and General Majid Faraj, head of the PA’s intelligence services, survived an assassination attempt earlier this week. While it is unclear who orchestrated the attempt, it has dealt a possibly-irrevocable blow to possible reconciliation between the Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah. Hamdallah is unlikely to return […]

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 […]

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