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Today’s Focus


Hamas against rejects Holocaust education in UN-run Gazan schools

Hamas, the militant Palestinian movement that controls the Gaza Strip, has reiterated its categorical opposition to teaching about the Holocaust in Gaza Strip schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.  READ MORE »

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» Adam Levick: Arab teachers’ rejection of Holocaust education highlights Arab anti-Semitism – Jewish Press, USA


Shalit reveals how he survived in first public interview since freedom – Jewish Journal, USA

18 Oct 2012 One year after his release, Israel’s ‘Channel 10 News’ aired parts of an interview with former Hamas captive Gilad Shalit during which Shalit revealed details of how he survived his ordeal and spent his days in captivity. READ MORE »

Terrorists freed in Shalit deal resume terror activity, data shows – YNet, Israel

18 Oct 2012 Raising fears about looming terrorist attacks, data compiled by the defense establishment in Israel indicates that dozens of the Palestinian prisoners who were released a year ago as part of the deal that freed IDF soldier Gilad Shalit have resumed terrorist activity.  READ MORE »

Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account to users in Germany – BBC News, UK

18 Oct 2012 Twitter has blocked access to a neo-Nazi account at the request of the German government. READ MORE »

In France, Marseille Jews look to Paris and worry that their calm may be fleeting – JTA, USA

18 Oct 2012 t a time when Jewish institutions across France resemble military fortresses for their security, entering the great synagogue and main Jewish center of this picturesque city on the Mediterranean coast is as easy as pushing open the front door. READ MORE »

UK: Channel 4’s Jewish Mum of the Year show is ‘disgusting’, says Jewish actress – Daily Telegraph, UK

18 Oct 2012 If the British broadcaster ‘Channel 4’ thought that it was doing all right by the Jewish community with its new “reality” television series, the broadcaster had not reckoned with Maureen Lipman. The actress and comedienne has taken the gravest possible exception to Jewish Mum of the Year, which is broadcast on Tuesdays.  READ MORE »

US Jews cancel talks with Protestants over Israel – Associated Press, USA

18 Oct 2012 Major American Jewish organizations said Wednesday they have cancelled talks with liberal Protestant leaders after the churches sought an investigation of U.S. military aid to Israel. READ MORE »

Report: Netanyahu to ask Cabinet to approve panel’s findings on legality of settlements – JTA, USA

18 Oct 2012 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask his Cabinet to approve some of the conclusions of a report that says that West Bank settlements are legal under international law. READ MORE »

New Egyptian ambassador: We’re committed to peace agreement – Jerusalem Post, Israel

17 Oct 2012 The incoming Egyptian ambassador to Israel Atef Salem presented President Shimon Peres with his official credentials at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on Wednesday. READ MORE »