Dutch Muslim political activist wishes cancer on ‘filthy Jews’ at pro-Israel paper

AMSTERDAM (JTA) – A former staffer at a Muslim political party in the Netherlands sent an email to a newspaper that was attacked this week saying “May you get cancer, you filthy, far-right cancer Jews.”

Hussein Jamakovic, who worked for the Denk Muslim party, which Dutch Jews allege is anti-Semitic, wrote the message to Telegraaf, the country’s largest-circulation daily, as well as three other news organizations. [Read more…]

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Israel gives at least 60 tons of gear, food to displaced Syrians

(JTA) – Israel’s army gave food, equipment and medicine to Syrians fleeing the fighting in the southern part of their country.

The transfer took place Thursday night and included the delivery to refugee camps on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights of 300 tents, 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby formula, three pallets of medical gear and medicine, and 30 tons of clothing, the Israel Broadcasting Corp. reported. [Read more…]

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Israel deploys new optics, interception system to fight Gaza’s incendiary kites

Rafi Babiyan, security officer for the Sdot Negev Regional Council, holding a kite and incendiary devices that landed in Israeli fields near the Gaza border, June 11, 2018. (Sam Sokol)

Rafi Babiyan, security officer for the Sdot Negev Regional Council, holding a kite and incendiary devices that landed in Israeli fields near the Gaza border, June 11, 2018. (Sam Sokol)

(JTA) – Israel has deployed a new system that it says can neutralize much of the threat from the thousands of incendiary kites and balloons that Gazans have been sending into Israel in recent weeks.

The Sky Spotter system, which was designed to deal with drones, was deployed around Israel’s border with Gaza earlier this month and has proven itself capable to pinpoint and track multiple targets during peaks of activity by dispatchers of incendiary objects, Channel 2 reported. [Read more…]

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Jewish writer among 5 killed in Maryland newspaper shooting

Gerald Fischman was an editorial page editor who was respected by his colleagues. (The Baltimore Sun Media Group/Facebook)Gerald Fischman was an editorial page editor who was respected by his colleagues. (The Baltimore Sun Media Group/Facebook)
Gerald Fischman was an editorial page editor who was respected by his colleagues. (The Baltimore Sun Media Group/Facebook)Gerald Fischman was an editorial page editor who was respected by his colleagues. (The Baltimore Sun Media Group/Facebook)

Gerald Fischman was an editorial page editor who was respected by his colleagues. (The Baltimore Sun Media Group/Facebook)

(JTA) – One of the five victims killed in a shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland was Jewish.

Gerald Fischman, 61, was the editorial page editor at the Capital Gazette. He was killed Thursday along with sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34, editor Rob Hiassen, 59, reporter and editor John McNamara, 56, and reporter Wendi Winters, 65. [Read more…]

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New Jersey town to pay $1.25 million to Jewish employee in settlement of anti-Semitic harassment suit

(JTA) – A New Jersey township is settling with a former employee for $1.25 million US over allegations he was repeatedly faced with anti-Semitic harassment by other workers.

On Saturday, the Township Committee of Wall agreed to settle with Brandon Jacobs, a former employee in the shore community’s public works and tax collector’s office, the Asbury Park Press reported. [Read more…]

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