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Breakthrough Cancer Cure Has Deep Israeli Roots

February 17, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: A breakthrough cancer study in which patients suffering from a form of leukemia saw their diseases go into remission after they were treated with genetically modified T-cells has deep roots in Israel. One of the first in the world to work on the innovative adaptive immunotherapy technique to treat cancer,

Iranian Leader Blames Zionist ‘network’ for US and EU policy

February 17, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Escalating his rhetoric against the United States and Israel, Iran’s supreme leader claimed Wednesday that a Zionist “network” dominates US and EU policy, and that Iranian slogans of “Death to America” are a natural response to US “hostility,” an Iranian news site reported. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “said the global Zionism

Survivor to SS Guard: ‘Soon We Will Stand in Front of the Highest Judge’

February 16, 2016, by

From the JTA: The trial for a 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard opened with testimony from a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, at the trial near Detmold, Germany, on Thursday, Reuters reported. “I want to know why millions of Jews were killed and here we both are,” Schwarzbaum, who lost 35 family members in the Holocaust, said after

At Least Six Killed in Bus Collision in Israel

February 16, 2016, by

From Ynet: Six people, including children, were killed and 10 were injured when bus 402 from Jerusalem to Bnei Brak collided with a truck on Highway 1 on Sunday evening. A spokesman for the Egged bus company said the bus, which left Jerusalem for Bnei Brak at 5:40pm, apparently hit a truck that was standing

How Malaysia Became One of the Most Anti-Semitic Countries in the World

February 16, 2016, by

From Tablet Magazine: Malaysia is in political and economic crisis as it has been, now, for many months, due to a huge and still unresolved corruption scandal featuring a mysterious $700 million that was transferred into a bank account belonging to the country’s Prime Minister Najib Razak. The money arrived just before a hotly contested

Lubavitch Man Stabbed in Brooklyn

February 10, 2016, by

From the JTA: An Orthodox man was stabbed on a sidewalk in the Brooklyn neighborhood that is home to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s world headquarters. Yehuda Lib Brikman, 25, who according to JPUpdates is newly married, was stabbed Wednesday morning in the upper back on a residential street in Crown Heights. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital

Anti-Semitism a ‘Recurrent Problem’ in Dutch Schools

February 9, 2016, by

From the JTA: Anti-Semitism is a persistent problem in some Dutch schools and especially among Muslim pupils, according to a new government-commissioned report on discrimination in education. The findings appeared in a 55-page report titled “Two Worlds, Two Realities – How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher,” which was published last week by

Israeli Boy, 11, Stabbed in the Back

February 9, 2016, by

From the JTA: An 11-year-old boy was stabbed several times in the back with scissors in the central Israeli city of Ramle. The boy told police the attacker in the Monday afternoon incident was an Arab man. He was taken to a nearby hospital in moderate condition, police said. The attacker fled the scene. A

Orthodox Man Killed in Crane Collapse

February 8, 2016, by

David Wichs z’l was killed on Feb. 5 when a crane collapsed in New York City. Wichs, a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush and Harvard University, emigrated to the United States with his family from Czechoslovakia. He and his wife davened at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in the Upper East Side. “We honor a very unique man

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