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Jul 19, 2018
Israel adopts law defining itself as nation-state of Jewish people, Arab lawmakers say the move legalises 'apartheid'Israel passed the controversial "nation-state" law on Thursday, giving the Jews the right of self-determination. The Arabs slam the "racist" move and say that it was done to get rid of Arabs from the country
May 02, 2018
US, Israel officials condemn Mahmoud Abbas over 'anti-Semitic' comments, accuse him of fuelling hatredUS and Israeli officials have condemned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas over alleged anti-Semitic comments, after he suggested the "social function" of Jews in the banking sector had led to past massacres. Israel's foreign ministry today accused him of fuelling "religious and nationalist hatred against the Jewish people and Israel."
Apr 19, 2018
Thrashed by 'Arabic-speaking group', video of alleged anti-Semitic attack sparks outrage in GermanyGerman political and religious leaders expressed shock over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims.
Apr 03, 2018
101 Traces | The last Jews of KolkataEveryone agrees that Kolkata is one of India's most beautiful cities. But not many know that a majority of the landmarks in the city were built not by the British, but by members of the Jewish community. Once a community several thousands strong, they are now down to just over 20 members.
Feb 13, 2018
101 Traces | The lone caretaker of Kochi's centuries old Jewish synagogueThe caretaker of a 450-year-old Synagogue worries about the future of the Jewish community in Kochi. Joseph Elias Josephai (affectionately known as Babu), is one of the few members of the Jewish community in Kochi who still remain in the city. After the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, a large number of Cochin Jews (also called Malabar Jews) migrated back to the holy land. As a result, there are now as few as 27 Jews left in the city of Kochi. With no one to care for the Kadavumbhagom Synagogue, Babu has taken it upon himself to manage the security and upkeep of the Synagogue. Lamenting the future of the Jewish community in the city, Babu is looking to international Jewish trusts to help ensure that the Synagogue is maintained after his death.
Feb 07, 2018
Premier League: Chelsea to probe claims of anti-Semitism after fan claims he heard racist chants in Watford gameChelsea supporter Jonathan Metliss said, "They were singing all the usual songs, the song, to the tune of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, about Martin Chivers being a Jew and being circumcised, along with the usual yiddo chants."
Dec 13, 2017
Muslim countries declares East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital, says US move marks its withdrawal from peace processA draft declaration prepared for a summit of Muslim leaders on Wednesday said they considered Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a sign of US withdrawal from its role as a sponsor of Middle East peace
Dec 10, 2017
Pope Francis renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over President Donald Trump's controversial Jerusalem decisionPope Francis renewed a call for "wisdom and prudence" over US president Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has sparked protests and clashes.
Dec 09, 2017
Congress calls Donald Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 'disturbing', asks US to respect UN resolutionCongress on Friday said US President Donald Trump's recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is "disturbing" and "in conflict with the United Nations' resolutions on Palestine
Nov 15, 2017
Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers Red Cross medical assistance to earthquake-hit Iran, IraqBenjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of weekend's deadly earthquake in Iran insisting enmity between two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy.