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5 Young Chinese Women Arrive in Israel to Make Aliyah

February 29, 2016, by

From the JTA: Five women in their 20s from the Chinese Jewish community of Kaifeng arrived in Israel to make aliyah. The women, who have been studying Hebrew and Judaism in their native Kaifeng, arrived on Monday and then traveled to the Western Wall. They must still undergo a formal conversion by the Chief Rabbinate

Oberlin President Defends Free Speech of Anti-Semitic Professor

February 29, 2016, by

From the Forward. In response to an article revealing that an Oberlin College professor made numerous postings about Jews and Israel to Facebook, the liberal arts college’s president said the college “respects the right of its faculty, students, staff and alumni to express their personal views.” Marvin Krislov’s statement came after The Tower on Thursday

Miriam Peretz’s Speaking Engagements

February 29, 2016, by

Monday March 14 Yeshiva University Beren (Midtown) Campus 8:30 PM (Lecture + book sale & signing)   Tuesday March 15 The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue 11 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065    

Hungarian Jews Will Rebury Remains of Nazi-Era Victims

February 25, 2016, by

From the Forward: Hungary’s Jewish community received government permission to bury human remains from the Holocaust that were found in the Danube River. The bones, which were discovered five years ago during construction work on the Margaret Bridge, belong to several people who were murdered either by being shot on the banks of the river

Netanyahu: World Must Condemn Iran for Paying Families of Terrorists

February 25, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged the world to condemn Iran for providing financial support to the families of Palestinian terrorists. The prime minister also called on the international community to denounce Palestinian incitement, which he said is the “number one cause of terrorism.” “Our fight against terrorism, which

Sudanese Stabber in Israel Was Islamic State Adherent

February 25, 2016, by

From the JTA: A Sudanese national who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Ashkelon was influenced to carry out the attack by the Islamic State, the Shin Bet said. The results of a joint investigation by the security service and police released Thursday determined that the assailant, Kamel Hassan, 32, was a devout Muslim and adherent

Meet 5 Israeli Companies Driving Disability Tech

February 24, 2016, by

Ben Sales of the JTA has this story: After a missile strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War left Omer Zur’s father paralyzed from the chest down, his dad vowed to continue life as normal. But there was one Israeli pastime he couldn’t enjoy: hiking. “He’d say, ‘I’ll go in the car and meet you

Hundreds of Anti-Israel Posters Hung in London Subways

February 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Hundreds of posters in support of the Palestinians and calling Israel an apartheid state were hung in London’s Underground subway system. The ads were being removed Monday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Commuters first saw the signs during that morning’s commute after they were put up overnight. Transport for London, which

After Killing Dafna Meir, Teen Terrorist Went Home to Watch Movie — Indictment

February 22, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: On Monday, January 17, Morad Bader Abdullah Adais went into his kitchen, took a knife that his family used for cutting meat and decided to use it to kill Jews, according to the indictment filed against him Monday. Earlier that day, the 16-year-old had been watching Palestinian television, notably the

Last Survivor of Treblinka Revolt Dies in Israel

February 22, 2016, by

From the AP: MOSHAV UDIM, Israel (AP) — The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany’s attempt to destroy European Jewry. But the death of Willenberg, who was buried Monday, also symbolizes a

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