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Palestinians, police clash at Temple Mount on final Friday of Ramadan

Fighting broke out between Palestinians and police on the Temple Mount early Friday morning, the last Friday of the Ramadan holy month, which has seen recurring clashes in recent weeks.

Palestinians at the contested Jerusalem holy site threw rocks and launched fireworks toward officers and the Western Wall, located beneath the mount, which…

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Conference of Presidents applauds US states adopting definition of anti-Semitism

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations applauds the milestone reached on Thursday, Yom Hashoah, of half of the United States and the District of Columbia having adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

Alaska became the 25th state to adopt the IHRA…

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After 2-year pandemic hiatus, thousands take part in Auschwitz March of the Living

Several thousand people took part Thursday in the 2022 March of the Living at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland, in one of the world’s largest annual Holocaust commemoration events.

The march resumed with a smaller footprint this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants in past years have numbered…

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Iran paper publishes antisemitic piece praising Hitler

As Israel marked its national Holocaust Remembrance Day Thursday, a major Iranian paper newspaper published an opinion piece including antisemitic tropes and overt praise of Adolf Hitler.

On Friday, the Islamic Republic of Iran will mark Quds Day, a day of solidarity with the Palestinian cause initiated by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 –…

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Marking al-Quds Day, Iran general vows support for anyone ‘ready to fight’ Israel

Thousands of Iranians marched in rallies in the capital Tehran on Friday to mark Jerusalem Day, with Iran’s leaders and top generals railing against Israel and evoking the Jewish state’s destruction. It was the first time such marches were held since before the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran has been marking the day, the last Friday of the Muslim…

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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul announces $2.6 million to aid state’s Holocaust survivors

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed Jewish leaders in Brooklyn and announced that the state’s FY 2023 budget will include $2.6 million in funding to support Holocaust survivors.

The Holocaust Survivors Initiative, to be administered by the New York State Office for the Aging, will fund programs that provide…

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Hamas delegation arrives in Iran to discuss ‘status of Palestinian nation’s resistance’

A Hamas delegation arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday for a series of meetings with Iranian regime officials, according to Iranian state media.

The delegation is headed by Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas figure based in the Gaza Strip, and includes Hamas’s representatives in Iran and Lebanon, according to the Islamic Republic…

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Islamic Jihad threatens Israel over Al Aqsa in new video to mark Quds Day

The Islamic Jihad terror group’s armed wing threatens Israel by showing off footage of the organization’s Jenin aerial drones in a propaganda clip.

In video released by the terror group, a Jenin drone can be seen dropping an explosive device on an Israeli military jeep in September 2019 (the jeep in that incident was largely unscathed).

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Fleeing war yet again, 21 Holocaust survivors touch down in Israel on rescue flights

A specially outfitted plane carrying nine Holocaust survivor Ukrainian refugees landed in Israel Wednesday night just as the country was entering its Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“I never thought that this is what would happen again — that at my age I would have to again flee a war and again hear the sounds of bombs going off around me. I already…

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Israel comes to a standstill as it commemorates Holocaust victims

Israel came to a standstill at 10 a.m. on Thursday as sirens wailed throughout the country in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

The annual Holocaust Remembrance Day is one of the most solemn days on Israel’s national calendar, with much of the country all but shutting down for those two minutes to honor…

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PA holds event for high schoolers urging support for convicted terrorists

Palestinian Authority education officials in the West Bank governorate of Tulkarem last week held an event for high school girls supporting Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails, including some who masterminded deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

Local politicians turned out at the Adawiya Girls High School in the city to found a…

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Ahead of annual memorial day, 161,400 Holocaust survivors living in Israel

There are 161,400 Holocaust survivors living in Israel, according to figures published Wednesday by the Social Equality Ministry ahead of the coming Holocaust Memorial Day.

The number includes those who were victims of antisemitism during the Holocaust period, according to a statement from the ministry’s Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority.

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White House says Iran is ‘a few weeks or less’ from bomb breakout

The US said Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear breakout time was down to weeks, and blamed the previous administration, as negotiations between Tehran and world powers continued to stall.

“Their breakout period is down from about a year, which is what we knew it was during the deal, to just a few weeks or less,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki…

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Annual Holocaust march faces major challenge as survivors pass away

The International March of the Living will take place in Poland on April 28 following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. While organizers are pleased to put the pandemic behind them, they say they are now facing a much greater challenge.

“The reality is that the generation of the Holocaust survivors is fading,” Shmuel Rosenman, chairman of the…

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Shin Bet says it busted West Bank terror cell that planned bomb attack

The Shin Bet security service said Monday that it recently foiled an attempt by the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group to enlist residents of the West Bank to commit attacks against Israeli targets.

The agency said several Palestinians from the Jenin area — including Yasmin Shaaban, a 40-year-old mother of four — were detained…

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Antisemitic incidents spike by 34%, break US records in 2021 – ADL

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Center on Extremism released its annual audit of antisemitic attacks on Tuesday, indicating a record number of antisemitic attacks in 2021 since the organization started to track incidents of antisemitic harassment, vandalism and assault in the United States in 1979.

ADL tabulated 2,717 antisemitic…

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Police seize 100 grenades smuggled from Lebanon, in suspected terror plot

Israeli security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of grenades and two firearms into Israel from Lebanon on Monday night, in what police suspect was part of a terror plot.

According to the Israel Police, some 100 fragmentation grenades and two rifles were found in a bag left on the border by two suspects. “The suspicion is that they…

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European parliament members condemn Palestinian Authority for anti-Semitic curriculum

Despite Western calls for reform, the Palestinian Authority curriculum has ramped up its incitement in recent years, with school textbooks and other learning materials filled with anti-Semitism, calls for jihad, rejection of reconciliation and the delegitimization of Israel. So problematic is the content that, according to reports, it has led the…