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Suburban Boston Principal Sorry for Not Reporting 2 Anti-Semitic Incidents

March 10, 2016, by

From the Forward: The principal of a suburban Boston middle school apologized to parents for failing to notify them about two anti-Semitic incidents at the school, days after he notified them about a third incident. The words “Burn the Jews” was written on the wall of a boys’ bathroom at the F.A. Day Middle School

Hasidic Terror Victim Stabs Attacker—Credits God with Saving Him

March 10, 2016, by

From the Forward: Only after Yonatan Azriaev grabbed the terrorist’s arms and threw him against a wall of soft drinks did he think he was about to die. Azriaev, a member of the Breslov Hasidic sect, had been handing out religious pamphlets in the open-air market here when he stepped inside a shop at around

Official Palestinian TV Calls Jaffa Terrorist a ‘Martyr’

March 9, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: The official news station of the Palestinian Authority described the terrorist who went on a stabbing spree in Jaffa Wednesday night as a “martyr” and called his victims “settlers.” On Wednesday night, 22-year-old Palestinian Bashar Massalha killed an American tourist, US army veteran Taylor Force, and injured 10 other people,

Palestinian Terrorist Kills US Tourist, Wounds 10 in Jaffa Stabbing Spree

March 8, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: An American tourist was killed and at least 10 people were injured Tuesday evening when a Palestinian man carried out a stabbing spree in Jaffa. Five of the injured were described as being in critical condition. The terrorist stabbed his victims in at least three locations in an attack that

16-Year-Old Danish Girl Charged with Planning to Bomb Jewish School

March 8, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: Copenhagen—A 16-year-old Danish girl has been charged with planning a “terrorist” attack on two schools, one of them Jewish, after acquiring chemicals for bombs, police said on Tuesday. A police press release said the girl’s 24-year-old friend, who local media have said was a former fighter in Syria, had also been

Netanyahu Lashes Arab MKs for Hezbollah support: ‘Have you gone mad?’

March 7, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Monday at Arab MKs who condemned Gulf Arab states for blacklisting the Lebanese Shiite organization Hezbollah as a terror group. “Countries from the Arab world decided to recognize Hezbollah as a terror group. This is an important development. Even amazing,” Netanyahu said in the

Middle East Drought the Worst in 900 Years

March 7, 2016, by

From the JTA: A recent 14-year dry spell in the Middle East was the worst drought in the past 900 years, according to a new NASA study. The American space agency’s researchers examined records of rings of trees in several Mediterranean countries to determine patterns of dry and wet years across a span of nine centuries.

ISIS on the Rise Among Israeli Arabs

March 3, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A total of 34 Israeli Arabs have been indicted for offenses related to activities on behalf of Islamic State, a TV report said Thursday, adding that the terror group was steadily growing in popularity in Israel. The Channel 10 report said Islamic State has been working relentlessly to encourage a

Yachad Interns Shine in Community Jobs

March 2, 2016, by

Pearl Markovitz reports for the The Jewish Link of New Jersey: Five months into their new headquarters at the Teaneck Jewish Center, Yachad is brimming with exciting new programs. According to Chani Herrmann, Director of New Jersey Yachad, “Our new and expanded facility has added even greater enthusiasm and excitement to our program for staff

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