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Israel PM vows `war` on stone-throwers after riots end

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed "war" on stone-throwers Wednesday while pushing for tougher penalties and changes in rules for when to open fire, as calm returned to a Jerusalem holy site after days of riots.

UK Jewish group U-turn on female driving ban

 An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in London has backed down after being warned it faced action over a letter banning women members from driving their children to school, the Guardian reported Saturday.

New Netanyahu government wins MPs` approval as Obama urges deal

The Israeli Parliament late Thursday narrowly approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s new government as the United States insisted the Jewish state must forge a deal with the Palestinians for its own good.

Austria to keep Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

A leading panel of experts on Friday recommended that Austria not return one of the country`s most treasured artworks to the descendants of its Jewish former owners robbed by the Nazis.

Memorial brings recognition to Iran`s Jewish 'martyrs'

 It seems incongruous in Iran, where politicians chant "Death to Israel" and the Israeli flag is often burned, but a new memorial in Tehran is bringing recognition to the country`s "Jewish martyrs".

Firebomb attack wounds Israeli father and daughter in West Bank

A firebomb attack on a car in the occupied West Bank left an an 11-year-old Israeli girl severely burned and her father injured on Thursday, the Israeli military said.

Anthony Goldstein was Jew in 'Harry Potter': Rowling

 J K Rowling has confirmed that the character of Anthony Goldstein was a Jew following a query from one her her Jewish fans.

Japan newspaper apologises for running anti-Semitic ad

A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologised for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country`s 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

Mario Balotelli charged over `racist` post

Mario Balotelli charged over `racist` post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was charged by the Football Association on Friday for re-posting a message on Instagram that contained racist and anti-Semitic references.

Swiss museum expected to accept art trove amassed under Nazis

Over two years after the discovery of missing masterpieces looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners, German officials and a Swiss museum are expected to confirm on Monday that the paintings will go to Switzerland.

Jewish man stabbed in apparent militant attack in Jerusalem

A Jewish man was stabbed in Jerusalem Sunday evening in an apparent militant attack, police said.

Youth arrests fan anger in Arab east Jerusalem

Palestinian teenagers taunt riot police at a barricade in east Jerusalem, just moments after stun grenades fired by Israeli security forces send stone-throwing youths scattering.

Clashes erupt at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

Clashes broke out in and around Jerusalem`s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday just hours before the start of the Jewish New Year holiday.

Gwyneth Paltrow converting to Judaism?

Gwyneth Paltrow converting to Judaism?

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly planning to convert to Judaism to follow in the footsteps of her late father Bruce Paltrow.

Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws protesters amid war tensions

sraeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.

Israel police arrest 26 Jewish extremists at pope visit site

Jerusalem police arrested 26 Jewish extremists protesting today at a holy site on Mount Zion outside the Old City that will be visited by Pope Francis, a spokesman said.

Will cut hands of those who seek our demise: Israel minister

As Israel prepares to pay tribute to 23,169 casualties of war and terrorism since 1860, the country`s defence minister has pledged to pursue peace but warned to sever the hands of those who sought the Jewish nation`s demise.

Jewish extremists vandalise Muslim grave in Israel

Suspected Jewish extremists vandalised a Muslim grave near the northern Israeli coastal city of Haifa, police said Friday, in the latest in a string of racist and religious attacks.

John XXIII the `best pope for Jewish people`: Scholar

Pope John XXIII, who will be canonized on Sunday, was "the best pope in history for the Jewish people," says one of the founders of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

Guard shoots Jew dead at Jerusalem`s Western Wall

An Israeli security guard shot dead a Jewish visitor at Jerusalem`s Western Wall, mistaking him for a Palestinian militant.