Palestinian shot and killed while attempting to stab Israeli soldier

(JTA) – A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli troops as he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier stationed in the West Bank.

The incident took place Monday morning at the Gitai junction, near the West Bank city of Ariel. The junction is also located near the Barkan Industrial Park where two Israeli factory workers were murdered last week by a Palestinian co-worker. [Read more…]

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Palestinian baby clings to life after heart transplant from Israeli child

Musa, a Palestinian baby from the West Bank, clings to life at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv after receiving a new heart donated from an Israeli child. (Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center)
Musa, a Palestinian baby from the West Bank, clings to life at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv after receiving a new heart donated from an Israeli child. (Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center)

Musa, a Palestinian baby from the West Bank, clings to life at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv after receiving a new heart donated from an Israeli child. (Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center)

(JTA) – A Palestinian baby remains in critical condition and is fighting for his life after receiving a heart transplanted from a Jewish child.

The transplant last week is the first time a Palestinian baby has received a heart transplant from a Jewish child, Dr. David Mishaly, chief surgeon at Sheba’s Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Unit, said in a statement. [Read more…]

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Orthodox Jewish man beaten at Brooklyn traffic intersection

(JTA) – An identifiably Orthodox Jewish man was beaten at a traffic intersection in Brooklyn in an assault that is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

The attack took place at about 7:30 am on Sunday in the Borough Park neighbourhood. The man, 62, was carrying a special bag containing his prayer shawl and phylacteries and appeared to be walking to morning services. [Read more…]

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Investigation opened into Palestinian woman’s death by rock throwers

(JTA) – The Israel Security Agency (ISA) has opened an investigation into the death of a West Bank Palestinian mother of eight, who was killed when a rock thrown at the car driven by her husband struck her in the head.

Aisha Mohammed Rabi, 47, was killed late Friday night at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. Thousands attended her funeral on Saturday. [Read more…]

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New Jewish neighbourhood in Hebron approved

Palestinians watching an Israeli soldier on patrol in a street on September 23, 2013 in Hebron, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Palestinians watch an Israeli soldier on patrol on September 23, 2013 in Hebron, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s Cabinet approved the establishment of a new Jewish neighbourhood in Hebron.

The approval on Sunday will be the first Jewish housing to be built for Jewish Israelis in the West Bank city in 16 years. In 2002, 10 housing units were approved for the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood. [Read more…]

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Jewish teens assaulted, robbed in anti-Semitic attack in Nice, France

(JTA) – French police arrested four men they said assaulted four Jewish youths in an anti-Semitic assault in Nice, triggered by one of the victims’ wearing a Star of David pendant.

The incident in the southern French city occurred in the city centre at about 2 am on Saturday morning, according to a report by the France3 television station. The four suspects and a fifth teenager, who was not immediately apprehended, assaulted the alleged victims, beating them and causing minor injuries. At least one of the perpetrators also stole a golden chain from one of the victim, the municipality said. [Read more…]

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Jewish headstones smashed in Greek city where princess saved Jews

(JTA) – Unidentified individuals smashed eight tombstones at a Jewish cemetery in Greece, including those of the local communal leader.

The incident happened last week at Trikala, a city in central Greece located about 150 miles northwest of Athens, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece wrote in a statement Friday. The same city was the scene of one of the Nazi force’s most thorough liquidations of any large Jewish community, with only 10 people surviving the Holocaust from a community of hundreds of members. [Read more…]

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Jewish journalists, anti-racism activists barred from Labour Party event in London

Jeremy Corbyn addresses the Labour Party conference at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, England, Sept. 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Jeremy Corbyn addresses the Labour Party conference at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, England, Sept. 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Jewish journalists and activists against anti-Semitism were banned from attending an event organized by leading members of Britain’s Labour party.

The event Thursday in London featured a speech by John McDonnell, a shadow chancellor of Labour and confidant of party leader Jeremy Corbyn. [Read more…]

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Dutch museums in possession of 170 works possibly stolen from Jews

(JTA) – Dutch museums are in possession of at least 170 artworks that may have been stolen from Jewish owners during the Holocaust, a commission of inquiry concluded following years of research.

The artworks of murky provenance are worth many millions of dollars and include Jan Adam Kruseman’s “Salome with the Head of the Baptist,” which is at the royal Rijksmuseum of art in Amsterdam; Hans Memling’s “The Movement” from the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam as wells as an aquarelle by Wassily Kandinsky from the Stedelijk Museum of modern art in Amsterdam, the Het Parool daily reported Wednesday. [Read more…]

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