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Roman Jews and Israeli rabbis are ‘at war’… over artichoke

A centuries-old Italian way of cooking artichokes is apparently not to the taste of Israel’s top religious authority, as it has rejected the dish as non-kosher. However, Rome’s Jewish community stand up for their beloved delicacy. The row over an ordinary vegetable made the headlines after the Chief Rabbinate of Israel denounced the artichoke as not kosher last week. The ...

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60mn ‘potential Jews’ could be converted to promote Israel – govt report

An Israeli government committee’s recommendation to target “potential Jews” around the world to promote Israel, and even be converted, has been slammed by religious groups. According to the committee, created by Israel’s Diaspora Affairs’ Ministry in 2016, there are 60 million people around the world who have an “affinity” to Judaism or Israel. The report includes a ‘strategic plan’ to ...

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Jews moved to Warsaw Ghetto during WWII to avoid non-Jews & ‘nasty Poles’ – father of Polish PM

Jews moved to the ghetto during WWII to avoid non-Jews, including “nasty Poles,” an ex-senator and father of the current Polish PM said. The claim comes amid the ongoing spat between Israel and Poland over Warsaw’s Holocaust bill. “Do you know who chased the Jews away to the Warsaw Ghetto?” Kornel Morawiecki asked while speaking to Polish Kultura Liberalna magazine ...

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‘We’d rather die than enlist’: Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over military draft (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews have blocked roads and clashed with police in Israel, protesting military drafts. Footage shows protesters being dragged away by law enforcement. The latest violent encounter between the members of Ultra-Orthodox community and law enforcement happened in the center of Bnei Brak city, several kilometers east of Tel Aviv, on Monday evening, Israeli media reported. Demonstrators blocked the ...

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Will Israel’s ‘deceit & coercion’ of North African Jews be revealed in state papers?

Israel intends to unseal controversial documents detailing the discriminatory treatment suffered by Jewish immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East in the early decades of the state’s establishment. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced Sunday that she intends to make the controversial archive files accessible to the public following pressure from fellow politicians, Haaretz reports. “There is no reason that material ...

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‘We’re not to blame, but please forgive Poland,’ president tells Jews over 1968 persecution

Polish President Andrzej Duda has apologized to Jews who were kicked out of the country in the anti-Semitic campaign of 1968. At the same though, Duda asserted that Warsaw bears no responsibility for the country’s past. “The free and independent Poland of today, my generation, is not responsible and does not need to apologize. To those who were driven out ...

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Guns could have saved Jews from Holocaust – GOP Congressman

A Republican congressman jumped into the gun rights debate by claiming that arming the Jewish people may have saved them during the Holocaust. His comments sparked outrage on social media. Reprsentative Don Young (R-Alaska) was asked what local governments could do to prevent massacres in American high schools at a town hall in Juneau, Alaska, last Thursday. “How many millions ...

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‘Pimping for terrorists’? Sarah Silverman attacked for saying Jews must denounce Israeli wrongdoing

Jewish-American actress and comedian Sarah Silverman is facing an avalanche of criticism and praise online after saying that Jews should denounce the Israeli government for its wrongdoing. Silverman took to Twitter to show her support for detained Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who is facing up to 10 years in prison after slapping an Israeli soldier. “Jews have to stand up ...

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Polish Jews say PM’s Holocaust complicity comments ‘cross line of common sense’

The Union of Jewish Communities in Poland blasted Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for saying that there were Jewish perpetrators in the Holocaust, denouncing his “moral blindness and historical ignorance.” During the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that there were “Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were ...

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Delivery driver planned to kill Jews, Queen, David Cameron & Spurs fans, court hears

A delivery driver arrested over a suspected London terrorism plot planned to gun down Jews, Tottenham Hotspur FC fans, Queen Elizabeth II and David Cameron, the Old Bailey heard. Aweys Shikhey, a 38-year-old Dutch national, has one wife in Kenya and another in the Netherlands, and children with both women. He is currently of no fixed address. Read more The ...

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