Hamburg Jewish Community Calls Synagogue Attack ‘Terrorist Act’

The head of the Jewish community in the northern German city of Hamburg on Monday denounced a violent antisemitic assault on a Jewish student outside the city’s main synagogue...

150-year-old Time Capsule Found at Oldest Synagogue in Manchester

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Construction workers at the site of a former Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Manchester, England, found a time capsule from the 1870s. The glass jar was extracted...

Bulgarian Court Sentences 2 Men for Life for 2012 Bus Bombing

A Bulgarian court sentenced two men of Lebanese origin for life on Monday over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver, and has...

Ukraine, Belarus Argue Over Breslovers Stranded at Border

Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them...

Kyiv Rabbi Makes History Accepting Ukraine Medal of Honor

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Ukraine’s parliament presented a Kyiv rabbi with its Medal of Honor — apparently a first for a Jewish religious leader. Yonatan Markovitch, an emissary of the Chabad-Lubavitch...

Norwegian Police Arrest Palestinian Wanted for 1982 Attack on Paris Kosher Restaurant

Police in Norway on Wednesday announced the arrest of a suspect in the deadly attack by a radical Palestinian terrorist faction on a kosher restaurant in Paris in 1982...

Perpetrator of 2014 Paris Robbery, Rape Arrested in Algeria

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Algerian police said they arrested a man who was sentenced to 16 years in jail for a 2014 assault and rape that shocked France. Houssame Hatri, 24,...

Thousands of Jews Expected to Apply for Austrian Citizenship Under New Rules

(JTA) — Caroline Wellbery’s father, the late German literary scholar Egon Schwarz, fled Austria with his family after the Nazis annexed the country in 1938, when he was 15....

Wife of Hyper Cacher Suspect Still at Large on Eve of French Terror Trial

As France prepares for Wednesday’s opening of the landmark trial of the 14 suspects in the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, three of those charged will not be...

Members of Antisemitic Group Attempt to Break Into German Parliament Building

BY TOBY AXELROD (JTA) — Several hundred protesters, some associated with an antisemitic movement, stormed through a group of police officers to the doors of Germany’s parliament building in Berlin before...
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