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Police to Belgian Jews: Cancel Festival of Purim

TEL AVIV – Belgian authorities have asked local Jewish communities to cancel celebrations of the Jewish festival of Purim and stay in their homes following Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, the Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported. Two large Purim events in the capital were cancelled, and Jewish schools

French Jews Ask: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

TEL AVIV – French Jews are divided about their future as they face an ever-growing threat from radical Islam. Yet, for most, even the attacks that killed 129 people on Friday have not been sufficient for them to consider emigration. Anti-Semitic attacks

UK: Hate Crimes Surge in London

Anti-semitic and Islamophobic hate crimes in London have surged over the last year, figures from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) show.

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Jewish Community: ‘Fratricide’ over Iran Deal

While Israelis, left and right, are overwhelmingly opposed to the deal, American Jews are torn between their general support for President Barack Obama–only black voters have been more loyal–and the reality of what the deal will do to strengthen Iran and threaten both American and Israeli security.