The president of the Egyptian Jewish Community, Magda Shehata Haroun, at the Shaar Hashamayim Synagogue in Cairo

Second Synagogue Vandalized in Iran

A second synagogue has been reported vandalized in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, with attackers damaging Torah scrolls, prayer books and ritual objects.


UK’s Oldest Synagogue Targeted for Nazi Poster

Police are hunting two men who put up Nazi propaganda next to Britain’s oldest synagogue, in the latest offence revealed during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.


Report: Jewish Community Bomb Threat Suspect Not Cooperating with Israeli Police

The Israeli-American teenager whose remand was extended for eight days by an Israeli court on Thursday over suspicions he was behind dozens of bomb threats against Jewish institutions in the US and elsewhere, was not answering police questions or cooperating with investigators, according to a number of reports in the Hebrew press.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

Israel Uncovers Possible Medieval Synagogue

A medieval building that may have been used as a synagogue has been uncovered at the site of Huqoq, a village near the Sea of Galilee in Israel.


Israeli Businessman Aims to Save Central Synagogue of Aleppo

Ynetnews reports: An emergency campaign to save the last remnants of the Jewish community of Aleppo in war-torn northern Syria is being carried out by Moti Kahana, President of the Amaliah humanitarian organization. Kahana and his organization are engaged in

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Norwegian Muslims to Form a ‘Peace Ring’ of Protection Around Oslo Synagogue

A group of young Muslims in Norway wants to answer the Copenhagen attack, in which jihadi Omar El-Hussein opened fire on a free-speech conference and a synagogue, by demonstrating against violence at a synagogue in Oslo. The organizers describe the event, planned for this weekend after the Shabat celebration at the Bergstien Street synagogue, as a human “peace ring” of protection.