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PRAGUE (JTA) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic rose by more than 200 percent last year, according to an annual report on anti-Semitism. Prague’s Jewish community released the report May 4. In 2014, 46 such … more
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Carlos Rosenkrantz, a Buenos Aires attorney, law professor, and a former presidential adviser, will be the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court of … more
  TEL AVIV (JTA) – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Israeli sage who founded the Sephardic Orthodox Shas political party and exercised major influence on Jewish law, died Oct. 7. Ovadia Yosef was born Abdullah Yosef in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, … more
JTA – The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has pledged $52 million to provide food and medicine to elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union through the American Jewish … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Uruguay opened a $20 million video surveillance monitoring center near the tourism capital of Punta del Este with major support from Israeli technology. Those on hand … more
JTA – In advance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation said it has nearly reached its approximately $156 million campaign goal. The total of $140 million includes $9 million in newly … more
ATHENS, Greece (JTA) – Panos Kammenos, a right-wing politician who said Jews don’t pay taxes, was appointed the defense minister of Greece.Kammenos, who heads the ultranationalist Independent Greeks, was appointed to the post in the new … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – A man was trampled. A raucous protest broke out, restrained only by police. The Western Wall’s mechitza – a partition between men and women considered sacrosanct – was breached by those who ostensibly care … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the … more
JTA – A Brazilian publisher canceled the release of a new printing of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” after strong pressure from the Jewish community and scholars. Edipro reportedly decided on Jan. 14 to call off a first printing run of 1,000 … more
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