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Man Who Threatened Colorado JCC Sentenced to Work Release, Probation

  Jeffrey Thomas Klinkel (Credit: Boulder County Sheriff's Office) By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada  Boulder District Court (Colorado) has sentenced a man who threatened a Jewish Community Center to a one-year work release and four years of probation. Continue reading

Republican National Committee Rejects a Two-State Solution

By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The Republican Party has approved a new platform that does not call for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it will no longer support the establishment of a Palestinian state. Continue reading

German Police Raid Antisemitic Social Media Offenders

  Source: Hesse State Police, Germany Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The German Federal Criminal Police launched a raid in Germany this week targeting social media users who have posted antisemitic and other racial hatred. The police entered the homes of more than 60 media users across the country.  No arrests were made, according to Times of Israel.  Continue reading

Israel opens new delivery point into Gaza for the first time in nine years

By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada On Thursday, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that a photographer had captured images of deliveries into the Gaza strip arriving through the Erez crossing, which has been closed for the past nine years.  The Erez crossing has been restricted to individuals since 2007, with deliveries to Gaza arriving solely through the Kerem Shalom crossing in the north. Residents surrounding Kerem Shalom had been complaining about the heavy congestion caused by deliveries into the Gaza strip.  Continue reading

Hebrew University Top Ranked in the Middle East

  By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada  Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked the top university in the Middle East, according to a study by Center for World University Rankings. Continue reading

10-Year Anniversary of the Second Lebanon War

  By Jordan ZaitchikB’nai Brith Canada Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, a 34-day-long conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Continue reading

Billion Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook for Assisting Terror Groups

By Jordan ZaitchikB’nai Brith Canada Facebook is once again on the receiving end of accusations of letting antisemitism run rampant without consequences on its website. Continue reading

South African Twins' Plot to Bomb Jewish Institutions Foiled

By Jordan ZaitchikB’nai Brith Canada A South African court has charged identical twins with terrorism for plotting to attack several Jewish targets and a U.S. diplomatic mission. Continue reading

UN Resolution: Internet access disruption a human rights violation

  Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The United Nations has passed a resolution to promote and protect individuals' right to freedom of expression on the internet without interference. Continue reading

UN Report: Taking Kids to Christian Schools 'Violates Human Rights'

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A United Nations committee has determined that sending children to Christian schools, assemblies and churches is a violation of the child's human rights. Continue reading
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