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Jews: Ancient nation and ethnoreligious group from the Levant
Jews or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites and Hebrews of historical Israel and Judah. Jewish ethnicity, nationhood, and religion are strongly interrelated, as Judaism is the ethnic religion of the Jewish people, while its observance varies from strict observance to complete nonobservance.


Israel envoy demands probe after effigy of Jewish tycoon left at Ukraine synagogue

The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine asked police on Thursday to find and punish people who left a red paint-spattered effigy of tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, who holds a Ukrainian Jewish community leadership..
Reuters - Published

Germany must protect Jewish life, president says after synagogue attack

Germans need to stand together against extremist violence and protect Jewish life, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after visiting a synagogue where a gunman began an attack a day..
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Videos for Jews

Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants [Video]Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants

Hooliganism and racism will continue to occur unless 'draconian measures' are implemented in the wake of Bulgaria racism furore - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.

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Bulgaria's president vows to implement 'very strict measures' to curb football hooliganism [Video]Bulgaria's president vows to implement 'very strict measures' to curb football hooliganism

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev vowed Wednesday his country would implement "very strict measures" to curb football hooliganism, following racist behaviour from fans during Monday's international..

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Rabbi arrested during Extinction Rebellion protest [Video]Rabbi arrested during Extinction Rebellion protest

Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, 77, led Jewish activists to the Extinction Rebellion protests today as his “religious duty” before he was arrested for praying in the middle of the road. The 'red brigade'..

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Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site [Video]Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site

The Saudi Arabia soccer team visits a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem before their playing their first ever match in the occupied West Bank against Palestine.

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Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response [Video]Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response

While security is being stepped up across the country, local Jewish community accuses police of being too slow to respond.

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Romania To Open Country's First Holocaust Museum [Video]Romania To Open Country's First Holocaust Museum

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is backing the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum. CNN reports up to 380,000 Jews were killed in Romanian-controlled territories during World War II. The..

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Two killed in shooting in front of German synagogue [Video]Two killed in shooting in front of German synagogue

Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and police said they were looking for suspects who fled the scene. Emily Wither reports.

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Underground necropolis to ease Jerusalem's grave shortage [Video]Underground necropolis to ease Jerusalem's grave shortage

A massive, new underground necropolis is being built in Jerusalem to help overcome a looming shortage of gravesites for Jewish people in the holy city. Megan Revell reports.

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Taika Waititi: Themes of Jojo Rabbit more relevant than ever, with surge of prejudice [Video]Taika Waititi: Themes of Jojo Rabbit more relevant than ever, with surge of prejudice

Speaking at the London Film Festival, Taika Waititi says the rise of the far-right has made his anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit feel more relevant than ever before. The New Zealand director plays Adolf..

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Sadiq Khan: Hierarchy of racism exists within the Labour Party [Video]Sadiq Khan: Hierarchy of racism exists within the Labour Party

A "hierarchy of racism" appears to exist within the Labour Party, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed. Mr Khan attacked the Party's handling of allegations of anti-Semitism and asked what purpose..

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Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex [Video]Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

U.S. evangelicals have been a core support base for President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. Many are also staunch supporters of Israel, seeing a biblical connection with the Jewish people and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

World leaders mark 80th anniversary of WW2 in Warsaw [Video]World leaders mark 80th anniversary of WW2 in Warsaw

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence joined Polish leaders on Sunday (September 1) to commemorate 80 years since the start of World War Two in Poland, where the conflict..

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Palestinians face conflict in cave dwelling [Video]Palestinians face conflict in cave dwelling

Palestinian families living in hillside caves in the West Bank complain of difficult living conditions at the hands of Jewish settlers and Israeli regulations. They say it's a choice of a cave or a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

U.S. To Seek Death Penalty For Synagogue Shooter [Video]U.S. To Seek Death Penalty For Synagogue Shooter

U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Pennsylvania man who shot up a synagogue. Robert Bowers burst into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle and murdered 11..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Trump Ranted For 35 Minutes In 89-Degree Heat [Video]Trump Ranted For 35 Minutes In 89-Degree Heat

President Donald Trump ranted about everything from trade with China, the Prime Minister of Denmark, and Jewish voters being "disloyal" in a freewheeling 35-minute session with reporters. Trump harshly..

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German president, at synagogue gunman attacked, says: 'We must protect Jewish life'

Germans need to stand together against extremist violence and protect Jewish life, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after visiting a synagogue where a gunman began an attack a day..
Reuters - Published

Jewish leader says German synagogue attacked by gunman inadequately protected

A prominent Jewish community leader accused German authorities on Thursday of providing inadequate security at a synagogue that was attacked by a far-right gunman as dozens prayed inside.
Reuters - Published

Synagogue attack sparks fear among Jews in Germany

As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany on Wednesday, they were jolted by word that an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle hours before, killing two people.
Reuters - Published

Frydenberg alarmed by anti-Semitic bullies

Australia's first Jewish treasurer is deeply concerned about a local rise in anti-Semitism, urging more history lessons about the Holocaust to prevent it.
SBS - Published

More than 130,000 Sephardic Jews apply for Spanish citizenship by deadline

More than 130,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled en masse from Spain in 1492 have requested Spanish citizenship in the past four years, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday, hours after a..
Reuters - Published

Dutch resistance fighter risked her life to save Jews, shelter fugitives

It wasn’t until 1978 that Diet Eman realised she had an obligation to reveal her story of heroism during World War II.
The Age - Published

Christian evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

It's harvest time in vineyards atop the hills of Shilo settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But it's not Jewish settlers picking the grapes, it's evangelical Christians.
Reuters - Published

Germany makes citizenship easier for descendants of refugees from Nazis

Germany will on Friday enforce two decrees to make it easier for people, mainly Jews, who fled the Nazi regime because of persecution as well as their descendents to have their citizenship restored,..
Reuters - Published

Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark

Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the democratic Party were 'disloyal.'
Reuters - Published

Germany to put 92-year old man on trial for Nazi crimes

A 92-year old German man will go on trial in October charged with helping to murder 5,230 prisoners, many of them Jewish, at a Nazi death camp in World War Two, prosecutors said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Argentine photo exhibit stirs memories of 1994 bombing attack on Jewish center

Julio Menajovsky was one of the first photographers to reach the scene of a devastating bombing at a Jewish cultural center in Argentina on the morning of July 18, 1994, that killed 85 people and..
Reuters - Published

Jewish communities around the world donate $1m to survivors of Christchurch attack

Just four months after the Christchurch massacre, an Australian Jewish delegation has joined others in visiting the mosques where 51 Muslim worshippers lost their lives.
SBS - Published

Israeli minister accuses UK's Corbyn of Jew-hatred

An Israeli official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of Jew-hatred on Tuesday, remarks likely to fuel acrimony in and around the opposition..
Reuters - Published

I'm the gay grandson of a persecuted Jew; freedom of religion is not freedom to harm

As the government moves to a Religious Discrimination Bill, we need a level-headed debate, writes the head of Australia's largest LGBTQI health organisation.
The Age - Published

Israeli court halts park entry ban deemed racist by Arab citizens

A court on Sunday ordered a predominantly Jewish town in northern Israel to lift a ban on non-resident visitors to its parks, a prohibition that a rights group said was aimed at keeping Arabs out.
Reuters - Published

German far-right party shaken by rising sway of hardliner Hoecke

Scores of senior members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party condemned on Wednesday the rising influence of a local leader who is militantly anti-immigrant and wants to highlight..
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Young Jewish Europeans face more abuse than their parents: study

Young Jewish Europeans experience more anti-Semitism than their parents, with a rise in abuse coming in emails, text messages and social media postings, according to a European Union study released on..
Reuters - Published

Romania finds 'many' more human remains near site of Jewish mass grave

Archaeologists have unearthed "many human remains" in northeast Romania near an area where in 2010 they discovered a mass grave for more than 100 Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoys lend a hand as Israel digs down in east Jerusalem

U.S. envoys wielded hammers on Sunday to break open a new tunnel at a Jewish heritage site in East Jerusalem, signaling Washington's support for Israel's hold over parts of the city that Palestinians..
Reuters - Published

British Labour Party readmits lawmaker suspended over anti-Semitism comments

Britain's Labour opposition risked further souring its relationship with the Jewish community after readmitting a lawmaker who was suspended for suggesting the party had been "too apologetic" about..
Reuters - Published

Poland honors national soccer player murdered in Holocaust

Jozef Klotz, a Polish Jewish soccer player who scored the national team's first ever goal in an international match but was later murdered by the Nazis, was honored by Poland's soccer association on..
Reuters - Published

Sydney auctioneers pull Nazi memorabilia after complaints from Jewish community

Jewish community leaders have called on other sellers to follow suit.
SBS - Published

UK equality watchdog opens antisemitism probe into opposition Labour party

Britain's equality watchdog said on Tuesday it was launching a formal investigation to determine whether Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has discriminated against, harassed or victimized people because..
Reuters - Published

Belarus reburies over 1,200 Jews unearthed in Nazi-era mass grave

Belarus on Wednesday buried more than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims whose remains were unearthed this year after builders stumbled across a Nazi-era mass grave beneath a construction site in a..
Reuters - Published

Polish far-right supporters protest against restitution of Jewish property

Hundreds of far-right supporters marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest against a U.S. law on the restitution of Jewish property seized during or after World War Two, an issue increasingly featuring..
Reuters - Published

Liberal MP Julian Leeser latest target of anti-Semitic graffiti

Jewish MP Julian Leeser says Australia is witnessing "anti-Semitic incidents on an unprecedented scale".
SBS - Published

U.S. judge rules Spanish museum can keep Pissarro confiscated by Nazis

A Madrid museum cannot be forced to return a Camille Pissarro painting that was seized by the Nazis from its Jewish owners during World War Two, despite the institution's failure to honor its "moral..
Reuters - Published

Jewish teen's Holocaust doom dramatized on Instagram

Hoping to enliven fading Holocaust memories, Israeli entrepreneurs have dramatized the plight of a Jewish teenager murdered by the Nazis by imagining her documenting her final months over social media.
Reuters - Published

From the Archives: Australian army uses soldiers, Jews in experiments

20 years ago, an Age investigation revealed disabled soldiers and Jewish refugees were used as human guinea pigs for medical experiments by the Australian Army during World War II.
The Age - Published

Hungary Holocaust march honours Scottish missionary

Thousands of Hungarians attended the annual March of the Living in Budapest on Sunday to commemorate victims of the Holocaust, including Jane Haining, a Scottish missionary who refused to abandon her..
Reuters - Published

Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew veiled rebukes from Israel on Saturday after saying the Nazi genocide of the Jews during World War Two could be forgiven.
Reuters - Published

U.S. wants Romania to find vandals who destroyed Jewish tombstones

The United States on Friday condemned the vandalising of a Jewish cemetery in Romania's eastern town of Husi, where 73 tombstones were found destroyed by unidentified perpetrators, and urged..
Reuters - Published

As pope visits Morocco, tiny Jewish community looks on with quiet pride

Suzanne Harroch speaks and sings in Judeo-Moroccan, a language of a once-thriving Jewish community that numbered about 300,000 - one of the largest in the Muslim world.
Reuters - Published

I asked John Safran about Christchurch. So he talked about PewDiePie

Two globalist Jews, having finished their lattes, are walking from the cafe to the Canberra Theatre when one says to the other: I think Christchurch could happen again.
The Age - Published

Israel's top court disqualifies far-rightist, approves Arab party for ballot

Israel's top court disqualified on Sunday a far-right Jewish politician from next month's national election and approved the candidacy of a disputed Arab party, overturning March 6 decisions by the..
Reuters - Published

Polish parliament kiosk sells paper advising: 'How to recognize a Jew'

A news kiosk inside Poland's parliament was found to be selling a newspaper with an article instructing readers on "How to recognize a Jew", drawing accusations that lawmakers were happy to tolerate..
Reuters - Published

Equal rights row flares over Arab-Jewish divide in Israel election

A remark by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel is a state for Jews alone has heated up an election row over equal rights that has drawn in the president and even the Israeli who plays Wonder..
Reuters - Published

Frenchman convicted to life in Jewish museum attack, tells jury 'life goes on!'

French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche was sentenced to life in jail on Monday for shooting dead four people in a Jewish museum in 2014, telling the court "life goes on" in his last words to the jury.
Reuters - Published

Far-rightists cleared for Israel election, Arab party blocked

Israel's election board has approved far-right Jewish candidates accused by rivals of racism for next month's election while disqualifying an Arab party that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said..
Reuters - Published

Israeli election monitor blocks Arab party, clears far-rightists

Israel's election monitor disqualified an Arab party described by Prime Minister Benjamin as supporting terrorism from a national election in April, while approving far-right Jewish candidates who may..
Reuters - Published

Church 'not afraid of history': Pope Francis to open secret Pius XII archives

Saying the "Church is not afraid of history", Pope Francis announced on Monday he plans to open fully the Vatican's secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII, a historic move that..
Reuters - Published

Vatican to open secret archives of wartime pontiff Pius XII: pope

Pope Francis announced on Monday that he has decided to open fully the Vatican's secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII, something which Jews have been seeking for decades.
Reuters - Published

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