Established in 1937 as “a force for constructive communal consciousness,” the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin communicates the messages of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and its agencies, and, as the city’s only Jewish newspaper, aims to inform, inspire and enrich the lives of all members of this diverse community.

Swedish Jewish politician’s house burned in suspected hate crime

(JTA) – The house of a Swedish politician who has been the target of anti-Semitic harassment was set on fire in what his community is calling a hate crime.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night in the southern city of Lund, the Council of Swedish Jewish Communities wrote in a statement. It did not name the person believed to have been targeted, describing him only as a lay politician with Jewish roots. The alleged victim was able to extinguish the flames before they spread to other homes. [Read more…]

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Thousands of acres of forest land destroyed in six months of Gaza arson balloons

Israeli firefighters extinguish a fire in a wheat field caused from kites flown by Palestinian protesters, near the border with the Gaza Strip, May 30, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israeli firefighters extinguish a fire in a wheat field caused from kites flown by Palestinian protesters, near the border with the Gaza Strip, May 30, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(JTA) – More than 3,000 acres of forest in the Northern and Western Negev desert have been damaged by arson attacks from Gaza.

Marking six months since Palestinians in Gaza began sending incendiary balloons and kites over the border toward southern Israel, Keren Kayemeth L’Yisrael-Jewish National Fund reported Wednesday that some 3,279 acres, a total of 12,270 dunams, of forests have been damaged by fires caused by the attacks. Another 4,000 acres of farmland also have been destroyed by the fires. [Read more…]

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Jewish day school in Toronto vandalized with graffiti supporting Hamas

(JTA) – A Jewish day school in Toronto was vandalized by graffiti supporting the Palestinian cause and the Gaza terrorist group Hamas.

“Free Palestine,” “Long Live Palestine” and “Long Life to the Hamas” were found Tuesday morning on signs in front of the Leo Baeck Day School. The vandalism occurred the previous evening, which was the Thanksgiving holiday. [Read more…]

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