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  • Palestinian stone-thrower bitten by Israeli army dog sues Dutch breeder

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A 19-year-old Palestinian man is suing a Dutch dog breeder who sold a dog to the Israeli army that the claimant said bit him during a riot in the West Bank. Hamze Abu Hashem was bitten in 2014 while throwing stones at Israeli soldiers, according to the Telegraaf daily’s report Thursday on…

  • Palestinian ex-terrorist deported from US invited to speak in Amsterdam

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Right-wing Dutch lawmakers have protested a far-left group’s invitation of a Palestinian ex-terrorist who was deported from the United States to speak in the Dutch capital. Machiel de Graaf and Gidi Markuszower of the Party for Freedom expressed opposition to Rasmea Odeh’s planned visit in a query they submitted Thursday to Justice…

  • Bernie Sanders’ son considering run for Congress in New Hampshire

    (JTA) — Levi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders, said he is considering a run for Congress in New Hampshire. “Oh absolutely, I’m definitely considering it,” the younger Sanders told Vice News of his envisaged bid for the open seat in the 1st District, which is expected to be one of the most contested…

  • Sheldon Adelson reportedly offering to fund US Embassy move to Jerusalem

    (JTA) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the…

  • 500 Icelandic physicians back bill to outlaw circumcision

    (JTA) — Hundreds of physicians in Iceland and some of Belgium’s top doctors came out in support of a bill proposing to criminalize nonmedical circumcision of boys in the Scandinavian island nation. The approximately 500 Icelandic physicians who backed the bill that was submitted last month to the parliament cited the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki on…

  • Polish senator suspended for klezmer-themed video of Nazi violence to Jews

    (JTA) — Poland’s ruling party suspended a senator who posted online footage from a Nazi propaganda movie depicting violence against Jews to the sounds of klezmer music. On Thursday, the Law and Justice party suspended Waldemar Bonkowski for posting the video on Facebook earlier in the week amid an acrimonious argument between many Poles and…

  • Charter schools co-founder Michael Feinberg fired over sexual abuse claim

    (JTA) — KIPP, one of the largest charter school chains in the country, dismissed its co-founder, Michael Feinberg, over claims that he sexually abused a student. Feinberg was let go after an investigation found credible a claim of the alleged abuse some two decades ago, KIPP’s management wrote in a letter that The New York…

  • Acid placed in stroller burns French rabbi’s baby

    (JTA) — The baby daughter of a French rabbi was burned after being exposed to acid placed in her carriage. The 14-month-old girl suffered burns on her back and thighs Monday in the city of Bron, near Lyon, Le Parisien daily reported Wednesday. The baby is not in danger, according to the report. The acid…

  • Austrian Jewish students disrupt Cabinet minister’s speech calling government ‘not kosher’

    VIENNA (JTA) – Jewish students in Austria disrupted a Cabinet minister’s speech at a Vienna conference on anti-Semitism over the fact that the government includes politicians from the far-right Freedom Party. On Wednesday, the students unfurled a banner reading “Mr. Kurz! Your government is not kosher!” during an address by Education Minister Heinz Fassmann. Sebastian…

  • Ruderman Foundation campaign urges US to suspend ties with Poland over Holocaust law

    (JTA) – The Ruderman Family Foundation, an American Jewish philanthropic organization, launched a campaign urging the United States to suspend its ties with Poland over that country’s law on rhetoric about the Holocaust. The campaign includes a petition for suspension hosted on the NeverDeny.org website and a professionally produced video message. It shows men, women…