American Jewish journalist for Wall Street Journal was murdered in Karachi in 2002; Azim Jan, commander of al Qaeda off-shoot is also suspect in assassination attempt against Musharraf, other deadly attacks
The Media Line 23:21 , 21.04.19
A Hamburg court charged a former Nazi guard with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp during final months of WWII; prosecutors say he will be tried as a juvenile as he was underage at the time
Associated Press 20:44 , 18.04.19
Trump directed White House Counsel Don McGahn to call acting AG and say that Mueller must be ousted because he had conflicts of interest, but McGahn refused; Mueller wrote that he could not conclusively determine that Trump had committed criminal obstruction of justice
Reuters 18:14 , 18.04.19
Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus is one of the many precious items salvaged from the Paris cathedral that survived some 900 years of tumultuous French history but was severely damaged by Monday's unexplained blaze
Associated Press 21:48 , 16.04.19
While the Israeli PM has aligned closely with US president during his battle for political survival, roughly 75% of American Jewish voters lean Democratic; 'there is a much deeper antagonism toward Netanyahu because of that close affiliation between him and Trump,' says J Street president
Associated Press 11:43 , 07.04.19
'We got you something that you wanted,' Trump tells his Jewish supports, referring to the Golan Heights recognition and the embassy move, just days after he suggested Democrats 'hate' Jews; predicts close elections Israeli elections, says 'Two good people' are running
AP 08:37 , 07.04.19
Exit polls and early counting put 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictional president in a TV show, way ahead of incumbent President Poroshenko after first round; former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko trails in third place
Reuters 09:42 , 01.04.19
Violation of order, initiated following reports of local health workers reportedly encountering resistance when investigating cases, could be punishable by up to six months in prison; officials: emergency order timed with the upcoming Easter and Passover holidays
Associated Press 10:41 , 27.03.19
Full cost of last Thursday's disaster still to emerge, death count could top 1,000; Red Cross: at least 400,000 people had been made homeless in central Mozambique alone; cyclone could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere
Reuters 21:33 , 19.03.19
The Utrecht police seized a 37-year-old Turkish-born suspect in Monday's shooting attack that killed 3; Dutch justice minister: the suspect had a criminal record, too early to say whether he had a terror motive
Associated Press 16:50 , 18.03.19
Police find further victim inside Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 people had been gunned down by a suspected white supremacist in a worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand; 50 more people were wounded, 12 remain in intensive care
Reuters 08:40 , 17.03.19
Australian national appears in court accused of murdering 49 people and wounding 40 others in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques; suspect streamed the massacre live on Facebook and posted a manifesto denouncing immigrants
Reuters 14:00 , 16.03.19
After recent controversy over Ilhan Omar's anti Jewish Lobby remarks, Democrats hope to move past inner divides with a resolution on 'opposing hare'; However, while some Jewish lawmakers preferred to keep the resolution tailored to anti-Semitism, others wanted to broaden it to include all forms of racism
Associated Press 19:32 , 07.03.19
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 82, promises reforms if he wins as he runs for a fifth term as Algeria’s president; Some candidates have withdrawn from the race in protest including a respected human rights advocate and former PM; ‘There is an authority disease in the Mideast where leaders don’t let go of their ruling positions at any price.’
The Media Line 23:28 , 06.03.19
Ahead of the famed physicist’s 140th birthday, the Crown-Goodman Family Foundation donated the documents; In letter to friend, engineer Michele Besso, Einstein wrote that as a ‘Jewish saint' he feels ashamed of his lack of knowledge of the Hebrew language.
Associated Press 20:21 , 06.03.19
The draft, written by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, comes after Muslim congresswoman's new comments suggesting American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have 'allegiance to a foreign country'
Associated Press 08:48 , 05.03.19
An anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered in eastern France — only two days after a similar incident took place in Strasburg; the graffiti was sprayed on a building that once served as a synagogue and still has a Star of David on its facade.
AP 19:21 , 04.03.19
US President and North Korean leader end their Hanoi meeting earlier than expected, and while Trump calls the talks 'positive' and says they are only a beginning—the two powers failed to reach an agreement on Pyongyang's denuclearization.
AP 09:40 , 28.02.19
'Great meeting' and a 'very good dialogue,' US President Donald Trump says on Twitter after dinner with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Hanoi; White House says the two leaders plan to sign a 'joint agreement' after further talks on Thursday.
Reuters 23:22 , 27.02.19
Testifying before Congress, US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says his client is a 'racist,' a 'conman' and a 'cheat'; adds Trump implicitly told him to lie about a Moscow real estate project and that 'black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid.'
Associated Press 18:16 , 27.02.19
'They steppped on me and kicked me and then I lost consciousness': Argentine rabbi recalls harrowing burglary'They put me face-down on the floor. I begged them to let me breathe,' says Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich, as he expresses uncertainty that home invasion and brutal assault was anti-Semitic in nature.
Itamar Eichner 11:46 , 27.02.19
President's former lawyer expected to give shocking details in a Congress testimony against his ex-boss Wednesday, reportedly including evidence of criminal misconduct after he took office and proof of him allegedly directing hush-money payments to women in violation of campaign finance laws.
Reuters 10:43 , 27.02.19
French president worried by resurgence of anti-Semitism in his country 'that is probably unprecedented since World War II,' decides to officially adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism; French TV says it cut Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse.
Associated Press 10:14 , 21.02.19
Hundreds of extremists from across Europe take part in a procession, honoring Hristo Lukov, a pro-Nazi Bulgarian minister from 1930s who pushed to strip Jews of their civic rights; march went ahead after a court overturned the Sofia municipality’s ban.
Reuters 10:02 , 17.02.19
House Speaker hits back at Ilhan Omar for ‘prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters (that are) deeply offensive’ in letter co-signed by other Democratic leaders; Minnesota congresswoman had tweeted that GOP support for Israel was fuelled by Jewish money.
Associated Press 21:03 , 11.02.19
Robert Bowers accused of murdering 11 people at a Shabbat service at Tree of Life synagogue in October 2018; his new lawyer also represented Unabomber, 9/11 conspirator; prosecutors still mulling whether to pursue the death penalty.
Associated Press 20:09 , 11.02.19
Nayib Bukele was an outsider rejected by his own party, but the 37-year-old businessman swept to victory thanks to social media and his pledge to modernize the nation and fight widespread corruption.
Reuters, Ynet 12:07 , 05.02.19
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Reuters 13:18 , 31.01.19
Middle East legislation, which also includes fresh sanctions on Syria, seeks to reassure American allies in the region in light of Trump's announcement to withdraw troops from war-battered country; Democrats say the BDS provision is an impingement of free speech.
Reuters 08:36 , 29.01.19
Some 6,000 Jews still living in the Latin American country might find themselves in uncharted waters after President Maduro, accused of fostering anti-Semitism due to Iran ties, breaks off diplomatic relations with US.
Itamar Eichner 11:44 , 24.01.19
Juan Guaido, the new leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declares himself interim president, gaining support from US, Canada and a dozen mostly Latin American countries; in response, President Maduro cuts diplomatic ties with US; at least 7 protesters killed in the escalating confrontation with Maduro.
Associated Press 08:18 , 24.01.19
US Secretary of State meets with senior Saudi officials to discuss Mideast crises and threats from Iran; says Saudi Arabia needs to hold accountable 'every single person' responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Associated Press 10:14 , 15.01.19
More than 700 people have been reported injured since the tsunami hit on Saturday; at least 30 others are unaccounted for; disaster apparently caused by undersea landslides from volcanic island Anak Krakatau's eruption.
Associated Press 09:44 , 23.12.18
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigns over disagreements with Trump, his resignation letter stated: 'My core belief is that American strength is inextricably linked with alliances with other countries, a position seemingly at odds with the America First policy of the president.
Associated Press 09:24 , 21.12.18
State actors suspected of involvement as UK cybersecurity group tracks how 'Charming Kitten' tried to break into private emails of many Treasury officials and high-profile defenders, detractors and enforcers of 2015 atomic deal.
Associated Press 21:41 , 17.12.18
US Treasury targets Israel Ziv, a retired IDF major general, saying he supplied arms and ammunition to both sides in the civil war, using an agricultural company as a front to sell 'approximately $150 million worth of weapons'; two other South Sudan nationals also sanctioned.
Associated Press 13:42 , 16.12.18
According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia won't move its embassy out of Tel Aviv until there's a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians; Morrison: 'we will recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine's capital only after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution.'
Reuters, AP 08:30 , 15.12.18
Tehran-based agency operates more than 70 websites pushing Iranian propaganda to 15 countries, as found by Reuters; sites support Islamic republic’s government and amplify antagonism to countries opposed to Tehran—particularly Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Reuters 20:12 , 02.12.18
Secretary of State Pompeo says missile tested by Tehran is capable of carrying multiple warheads; Defense Secretary Mattis says test 'shows our best efforts to try to talk them out of their aggressive support of terrorism is probably going to be as unsuccessful as the UN's effort to stop them from launching missiles.'
Reuters 09:02 , 02.12.18
Sahand destroyer apparently has advanced warfare capabilities including anti-aircraft guns and surface-to-air missiles; 'This vessel is the result of daring and creative design relying on the local technical knowledge of the Iranian Navy,' says head of the navy shipyards that built the warship.
Reuters 19:15 , 01.12.18
It's been a decade since the terror attacks that nearly brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war, and cost the lives of 166 people, among whom six Israeli causalities; the US offers a reward for the capture of the terrorists who planned the attacks, and have not yet been caught.
AP 19:34 , 26.11.18
Ilan Laufer, former Romanian minister of economy, commerce and business environment, accuses President Klaus Iohannis of 'anti-Semitism' after the latter refused to approve his appointment to regional development minister.
Andy Breed 16:12 , 26.11.18
Georgia's ruling party hired Israeli-based CGI Group to find 'dirt' on political opponents; the intelligence firm discovered a recording implicating former president Saakashvili in plan to kill chairman of the ruling party.
Eli Senyor 22:32 , 25.11.18
Hans Werner H. is believed to have contributed to the murder of more than 14,000 Jews at the Mauthausen concentration camp in northern Austria; ‘With his service he aided or at least made easier the killing of many thousands of inmates,’ prosecutors argue.
Associated Press 09:53 , 25.11.18
John Allen Chau, enthusiast hiker and traveler who visited Israel in 2015, was shot with arrows while illegally attempting to reach out to a native tribe in North Sentinel located on India's Andaman—popular with Israeli backpacking crowds.
AP, Ynet 18:02 , 22.11.18
German auction house Hermann Historica is selling a present given by SS commander Heinrich Himmler to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Husseini during his visit to Nazi Germany in 1943; personal inscription 'My honor is loyalty' is engraved on the sword.
Itamar Eichner 23:12 , 20.11.18
The move would enable legislators to don Jewish skullcaps, Islamic headscarves inside the House; however, international law experts contend that government functionaries should not be allowed to outwardly express religiosity.
The Media Line 19:34 , 20.11.18
Parent who took the photo of 60 high-school boys giving a Nazi salute outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Wisconsin agrees 'the optics aren't good,' but insists the students were merely waving goodbye to their parents ahead of a school dance.
Associated Press 10:08 , 14.11.18
Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas, who took pictures dressed in Ku Klux Klan attire while holding their baby—named Adolf—are found guilty by Birmingham Crown Court of being members of far-right National Action group.
Associated Press 11:29 , 13.11.18
Photo of more than 60 male students with their right arm extended upward posted on social media; Democratic Senator Erpenbach, whose district includes Baraboo, suggests teenagers are taking their cues from President Trump.
Associated Press 10:56 , 13.11.18
Covert network of some 200 neo-Nazi and far-right soldiers and veterans planned to abduct and execute Green Party leader Claudia Roth, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and former president Joachim Gauck, as well as leaders of asylum group, on 'Day X,' when law and order collapses, German magazine Focus reports.
Daniel Bettini 12:23 , 12.11.18
New York Times reports that close associates of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with group of businessmen, including an Israeli living in the US, asking them to examine possibility of assassinating senior Iranian officials, including Quds Force commander Soleiman, in effort to stop Tehran's nuclear program.
Ynet 11:00 , 12.11.18
As dozens of world leaders gather in Paris to commemorate 100 years to the end of World War I, activists from feminist group FEMEN run toward US president's convoy with political slogans written on their bare chests.
Associated Press 14:43 , 11.11.18
Germany's Wir für Deutschland party organize a march on the day the country commemorates 80 years since the start of the 1938 pogroms. There were no overtly anti-Semitic slogans or symbols but the timing of the demonstration conveys the real message.
Einav Schiff 12:40 , 11.11.18
French president Macron claims it was 'legitimate' to pay tribute to a general who helped win WWI but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany in WWII; his comments trigger outrage among French Jews: 'he was a traitor and an anti-Semite...Macron, this time, you've gone too far.'
Associated Press 10:10 , 08.11.18
94-year-old Johann Rehbogen faces hundreds of counts of accessory to murder for alleged crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp; since he was under 21 at the time, he is tried in juvenile court and faces a maximum 10 years in prison if convicted.
Associated Press 15:57 , 07.11.18
Roni Trabelsi, a successful businessman, appointed by Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as tourism minister; he is the second Jew to serve as minister in the predominantly Muslim country, Nessim Samama served as the finance minister of the king of Tunis in 1860.
Daniel Salami 14:53 , 06.11.18
Ari Mahler, a Jewish nurse who treated the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect says that he saw 'clear lack of depth, intelligence, and confusion' in killer's eyes; Mahler, who experienced anti-Semitism as a child, says he acted out of love.
Associated Press 23:00 , 05.11.18
Washington's tough new sanctions on Iran take effect Monday while 8 major importers of Iranian oil are spared from immediate penalties; Pompeo: 'Iran will never get close to obtaining a nuclear weapon under Trump's watch.'
Associated Press 17:54 , 05.11.18
As US sanctions snap back, Revolutionary Guard and the Islamic Republic's national army launch two-day military maneuvers in the country's north; 'We are in the economic war situation. We are confronting a bullying enemy. We have to stand to win,' says President Rouhani.
Associated Press 12:06 , 05.11.18
Sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be restored, with 300 new designations in Iran's oil, shipping, insurance and banking sectors added; 8 countries, including China, India, South Korea, Japan and Turkey, to get temporary exemptions from the sanctions.
Reuters 08:00 , 05.11.18
One of the Nazi war criminal's sons lives in Argentina, next to where his father was taken by the Mossad; according to the British newspaper, Eichmann's two other sons set up a Nazi cell; 'when (their father) was executed, Klaus and Horst became very angry and started attacking Jews,' says Horst's former girlfriend.
Ynet 23:38 , 04.11.18
President Trump visits the scene of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history in Pittsburgh, where he lights candles for each victim, amid demonstrations against his visit; Ivanka Trump along with husband Jared Kushner, who are both Jewish, accompanied the American leader.
Associated Press 08:49 , 31.10.18
Denmark suspects Iranian government intelligence service tried to carry out a plot to assassinate an Iranian Arab opposition activist on Danish soil; the suspect has been arrested and denies wrongdoing; Iranian spokesman: 'This is a part of enemies’ plots to damage Iranian relations with Europe at this critical time.'
Associated Press 21:59 , 30.10.18
HIAS, which assists State Department with resettling refugees, is reportedly what triggered Robert Bowers to commit the deadly attack in the Pittsburgh synagogue; 'HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people ... I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered.'
Associated Press 15:23 , 30.10.18
Residents of Squirrel Hill, where shooter Robert Bowers killed 11 Jewish worshipers in an attack on the Tree of Life synagogue, are torn about the president's visit; massacre survivor Barry Werber says he hopes Trump wouldn't visit, while rabbi says 'He is my president. He is certainly welcome.'
Associated Press 11:37 , 30.10.18
Jair Messias Bolsonaro, an avid admirer of President Trump, says US and Israel are the first two countries he intends to visit once in power after the far-right congressman scored a resounding victory at the polls, winning 55 percent of the votes.
Reuters 20:28 , 29.10.18
Mass-funding campaign launched by two American-Muslim organizations, following the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, is gaining momentum: 'We will respond to evil by doing good, as Muhammad teaches us'; US VP Mike Pence: 'Trump's style has nothing to do with violence.'
Ynet 15:35 , 29.10.18
Friends and family described the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre: 'Cecil's laugh was infectious. David was so kind and had such a gentle spirit'; Melvin Wax, a 'very learned person' who was the first to arrive and first to leave the synagogue; Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz initially escaped but killed when he returned to help victims.
Associated Press 10:22 , 29.10.18
Barry Werber was hiding with others in a large supply closet when Robert Bowers opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. When the shots subsided, a fellow congregation member opened the door, only to be shot dead. The gunman walked in, but 'he didn't see us, thank God.'
Associated Press 09:23 , 29.10.18