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  • Teens apologize for threatening to bomb Swedish Jews at Malmo synagogue

    (JTA) —  A rabbi living in the southern Swedish city of Malmo said that two teenagers who last year came to the local synagogue to threaten Jews apologized for their actions. Moshe David HaCohen revealed the incident to the media for the first time in an interview aired Wednesday by Sveriges Radio. The high school students,…

  • Romania has no plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem, president says

    (JTA) — The president of Romania dismissed claims by a senior lawmaker in Bucharest who said his country would be the first European Union member state to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. On Friday, President Klaus Iohannis denied the veracity of assertions made the previous day by Liviu Dragnea, president of the Chamber of Deputies,…

  • ‘Denial’ star Rachel Weisz pregnant at 48

    (JTA) — Rachel Weisz, the Jewish actress who starred in the award-winning Holocaust-themed film “Denial,” is expecting a baby at 48. Weisz, who is married to James Bond star Daniel Craig, revealed the impending arrival to The New York Times, saying in an interview published Friday: “I’ll be showing soon. Daniel and I are so…

  • 2 Palestinians reported killed in latest Gaza Strip demonstrations

    (JTA) — Two Palestinians have been reported killed by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip during riots near the border with Israel. Some 3,000 people participated in the protests Friday, according to Ynet, significantly fewer than when the protests started several weeks ago. A 25-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead in the northern Gaza Strip and a…

  • DC politician who spread Rothchilds conspiracy theory leaves midway through Holocaust museum tour

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Washington, D.C., councilman who suggested on Facebook that rich Jews control the weather visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and left halfway through the 90-minute tour. Trayon White Sr. did not say goodbye to his hosts, the Washington Post reported. Rabbi Batya Glazer of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater…

  • David Copperfield forced to reveal signature trick by lawsuit

    (JTA) — Magician David Copperfield was forced to reveal the secret behind one of his most famous tricks in court this week. The 61-year-old illusionist from New Jersey, who is Jewish, is being sued for negligence by a British man who claims to have been injured while taking part in one of his shows at…

  • Natalie Portman has ‘fallen into hands of BDS supporters,’ says Israeli culture minister

    (JTA) — Israel’s culture minister said actress Natalie Portman has “fallen like a ripe fruit into the hands of the BDS movement supporters” over her refusal to come to Israel to receive an award. Miri Regev’s assertion Friday about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and Portman, an Israeli-born Jew, followed news Thursday…

  • Alleged Hamas agent says he met Dutch officials at event organized by Oxfam

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — An alleged agent of Hamas said he attended a meeting that was co-organized by the Dutch branch of the Oxfam aid group and attended by government officials. Abu Amin Rashed, a Palestinian-Dutch activist whom German, Dutch and Israeli officials said is a fundraiser for Hamas in Europe, wrote about the meeting Monday…

  • Jewish cemetery vandalized near Paris

    (JTA) — A Jewish cemetery near Paris was desecrated by a person who vandalized eight headstones, a watchdog on anti-Semitism said. The incident earlier this week resulted in light damage to the headstones at the cemetery in Seine Saint Denis, north of the French capital, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Sammy Ghozlan, president of…

  • Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march in Latvia. Here’s how one woman is fighting back.

    RIGA, Latvia (JTA) — Each year on March 16, a macabre event unfolds on the square around this capital city’s most famous monument. Known as the Memorial for Latvian Legionnaires, it is the world’s only march by veterans of Nazi Germany’s elite SS unit. A handful of them, including nonagenarians in wheelchairs, lead the procession…