WJC News Update – Ban on ritual slaughter passes without opposition in Belgium’s largest region

WJC News Update – Ban on ritual slaughter passes without opposition in Belgium’s largest region 


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Small blog slaughter Ban on ritual slaughter passes without opposition in Belgium’s largest region – JTAOnly the two Labor Party lawmakers in the 75-member plenum in Belgium’s largest region abstained in the vote Wednesday, La Libre Belgique reported.
Small blog antisemitic graffiti Victor Eliezer: On anti-Semitism and the Greek mediaThe following is a paper presented by Victor Eliezer of the Greek Jewish community at a conference in Thessaloniki organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
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Small blog grave Gravestones toppled at a second Philadelphia Jewish cemetery – JTA17 May 2017 Five headstones were discovered knocked off their bases at the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in the Frankford neighborhood, in the northeastern part of the city. READ MORE »
Small blog marseille Jewish man wearing kippah says he was assaulted with hammer in Marseille – JTA17 May 2017 The incident took place Tuesday morning approximately half a mile from the city’s Grand Synagogue, the man told police, according to a report in the online edition of the La Provence daily.  READ MORE »
Small blog arson Teen arrested and charged with torching Lower East Side synagogue – New York Post17 May 2017 Video surveillance recovered nearby shows three teens going into the shuttered Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue and leaving just before the fire started, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.  READ MORE »
Small blog nicolas maduro Venezuelan leader says his officials are ‘the new Jews that Hitler pursued’17 May 2017 Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday compared the harassment of traveling government officials by Venezuelans living abroad to the treatment of Jews by the Nazis  READ MORE »
Small blog synagoguecopenhagen Danish teenager found guilty of planning terrorist acts against schools17 May 2017 A 17-year-old girl was found guilty by a court of having planned to commit acts of Islamist terrorism in Denmark, including blowing up a Jewish school in Copenhagen.  READ MORE »