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  • Netanyahu, Putin meet to ‘avoid’ military mishaps over Syria

    (JTA) — Amid tension between Israeli and Russian troops around Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss ways to avoid friction. Israel’s prime minister and Russia’s president met Thursday in Moscow to “tighten security coordination between Israel and Russia to avoid errors,” Netanyahu said in a statement. The commander of the…

  • Men who threw eggs at London man, shouted ‘kill the Jews’ let off with warning

    (JTA) — London police let off with a warning four men accused of shouting “kill the Jews” at a motorist in London while pelting his car with eggs. The men were arrested on April 8 in the vicinity of the Blackwall Tunnel in eastern London, where the incident took place, a spokesperson for CST, British Jewry’s anti-Semitism watchdog, told…

  • Film on discrimination against Arab Israelis wins Tribeca foreign feature award

    (JTA) — An Israeli director’s film about prejudice against Arabs in the Jewish state won Best International Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The film “Junction 48″ by Udi Aloni, a critic of Zionism and promoter of the boycott against Israel who earlier this year said in Germany that Israel had a “fascist government,”…

  • NYC halts funding for Jewish security group amid corruption charges

    (JTA) — An Orthodox volunteer security patrol in Brooklyn had its city funding put on hold following the arrest of a former member in a $900,000 alleged bribery scheme. The freeze this week prevented the transfer of $35,000 in taxpayer funding to the Borough Park Shomrim. It followed the indictment Monday in a federal court of Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, the…

  • Stanford student body passes resolution against anti-Semitism

    (JTA) — After weeks of debate about Israel and anti-Semitism, a student body at Stanford University passed a resolution condemning bias against Jews. The Undergraduate Senate of the Associated Students of Stanford University passed the “Resolution to Recognize and to Reaffirm the Fight against Anti-Semitism” on Tuesday in a unanimous vote, the Stanford daily reported….

  • Pro-BDS activist elected head of British student union

    (JTA) — An activist who supports the BDS movement against Israel was elected president of Britain’s national student union, leading Jewish students to express concern. Malia Bouattia, who is Muslim, on Tuesday became the first black woman to be elected president of the union. In 2014, Bouattia wrote an essay in support or the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement…

  • Belgian school accused of inaction on anti-Semitic abuse of ex-student

    (JTA) — The mother of a Jewish boy who said she took her son out of a Brussels public school because of anti-Semitic bullying filed a police complaint against the school’s management for alleged incitement to discrimination. The complaint, first reported Tuesday by the RTBF broadcaster, concerns the school’s alleged inaction on reported abuse that,…

  • In Europe, the far right doesn’t quite know what to make of Trump

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) —  Donald Trump’s xenophobic views are neither new nor particularly shocking in Europe, where fears of jihadism and the challenges of illegal immigration are blowing winds into the sails of a rising far right. Although the Republican presidential hopeful’s statements on immigrants, Mexicans and Muslims are often quite moderate in comparison to the…

  • Sweden’s deputy PM says she misspoke in calling 9/11 attacks ‘accidents’

    (JTA) — Sweden’s deputy prime minister walked back her labeling of the 9/11 attacks as “accidents” in her defense of a politician who resigned over his anti-Israel rhetoric. Asa Romson, who is also agriculture minister, on Tuesday told the Aftonbladet daily newspaper that she misspoke a day earlier during an interview with the SVT broadcaster about the…

  • Russian protesters demand ban on Chabad movement

    (JTA) — Demonstrators protesting the allocation of land to the Jewish community in the Russian city of Perm demanded the outlawing of the Chabad movement. More than 100 people attended the rally near the area that municipal authorities in Perm, which is located 870 miles east of Moscow, designated for transfer without charge to the…