Stéphane Dion says Canada will re-establish diplomatic ties with Iran

(JTA) – Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said Canada will soon re-establish diplomatic relations with Iran.

“Canada’s severing of ties with Iran had no positive consequences for anyone: not for Canadians, not for the people of Iran, not for Israel and not for global security,” Dion said in a speech delivered Wednesday at a University of Ottawa conference on global affairs. [Read more…]

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EgyptAir hijacker reportedly bragged about killing 3 Israeli soldiers

(JTA) – The hijacker of an EgyptAir plane bragged about killing Israeli soldiers, his ex-wife said.

Marina Parschou, who lives in Cyprus, told the island’s main daily newspaper, Phileleftheros, that Seif Eddin Mustafa, an Egyptian, said he participated in the killing of three Israeli soldiers, The Associated Press reported. The report did not provide information on how or where the soldiers were killed. [Read more…]

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Anti-Semitic graffiti at U of Buffalo threatens violence against Jews

(JTA) – Anti-Semitic graffiti found in the men’s bathroom of a student residence at the University of Buffalo threatened violence against Jews.

“I’ve never seen any form of anti-Semitism like that before,” Andrew Meyer, president of the campus Jewish Student Union, told the student newspaper, The Spectrum. “I’ve seen swastikas in the past, but that is nothing compared to this.” [Read more…]

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British compensation fund rejected 75% of Holocaust survivors, documents show

(JTA) – Only one in four Jewish victims of the Nazis who applied for compensation from a British fund were paid, newly released documents show.

Of the 4,206 applicants for compensation from a fund given to Britain by Germany in 1964, called the Nazi Persecution Compensation scheme, only 1,015 received any money, according to the documents made public this week by the British government’s National Archives. [Read more…]

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Soldier in West Bank shooting to face charges of manslaughter, not murder

The Israeli soldier who shot a Palestinian attacker last Thursday in Hebron arriving to a hearing at a military court near Kiryat Malachi, Israel, March 29, 2016. (Pool/Flash90)
The Israeli soldier who shot a Palestinian attacker last Thursday in Hebron arriving to a hearing at a military court near Kiryat Malachi, Israel, March 29, 2016. (Pool/Flash90)

The Israeli soldier who shot a Palestinian attacker last Thursday in Hebron arriving to a hearing at a military court near Kiryat Malachi, Israel, March 29, 2016. (Pool/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The soldier caught on video shooting a supine Palestinian terrorist in the head will face charges of manslaughter, not murder, a military court decided.

The military tribunal met on Thursday and made the determination, according to reports. [Read more…]

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