Pope, world religious leaders, pledge to fight modern slavery

Pope Francis and Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders pledged on Tuesday to use their religions to help stamp out modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020.

Arab-Israeli soccer match ends in violence

Tensions arising from Israel's recent incidents of violence spread Sunday night to a soccer game between the Arab-Israeli team Bnei Shakhnin and Beitar Jerusalem, whose fans are of the ultranationalist Jewish tendency.

Turkey governor under fire over museum plan for synagogue

A Turkish regional governor was accused Monday of inciting hatred towards the country`s Jewish community after suggesting a synagogue be turned into a museum as a reprisal for Israel`s policies over the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan accused of anti-Semitism
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan accused of anti-Semitism

Dave Whelan, owner of Championship club Wigan Athletic, has been accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism after referring to Chinese as "chinks" and saying Jewish people "chase money".

78 new settler homes approved for east Jerusalem: Municipality

The Jerusalem municipality said it approved on Wednesday the construction of 78 new homes for Jewish settlers in two neighbourhoods of occupied Arab east Jerusalem.

Closure of Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa `declaration of war`: Abbas

Israel`s closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday. 

Israel police plan new unit to fight Jerusalem unrest

Israel`s top police officer on Tuesday pledged a new task force to combat Jerusalem unrest, after Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at an apartment taken over by Jewish settlers.

Palestinians under 60 barred from Al-Aqsa mosque

Palestinian pilgrims under the age of 60 were Tuesday barred from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque in Old Jerusalem, a day after clashes with Israeli police.

Israeli settlers take over 25 homes in E Jerusalem: Residents

Israeli settlers forcefully took over 25 apartments in Arab east Jerusalem Tuesday, residents and Palestinian leaders said, with the new occupants claiming they had legitimately bought the properties.

Israel kills 2 Palestinian wanted for murdering 3 Jewish teens
Israel kills 2 Palestinian wanted for murdering 3 Jewish teens

Ending more than three months of manhunt, Israeli security forces on Tuesday shot dead two Palestinians blamed for the June kidnapping and killings of three Israeli teenagers that spiralled into a 50-day conflict with Hamas, killing more than 2,100 people.

Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.

Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.

Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed

Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years.

Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

Suspected gunman held for Jewish museum shooting

A Frenchman with suspected ties to Islamic radicals in Syria has been arrested over last week`s fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, sources said today.

Religious violence has no place in US: Obama

President Barack Obama warned on Monday that religious violence had no place in US society after a gunman with alleged anti-Semitic ties killed three people at a Jewish centre and retirement home.

Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake: Report

In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found.

Israel says Gaza `terrorist` tunnel discovered

Israel said Friday it had uncovered a new Gaza "terrorist" tunnel reaching into the Jewish state, but Hamas said the tunnel was old and had been exposed by storms.

Israel says alleged US wiretapping `unacceptable`

Israel described US wiretapping of the country`s premier as "unacceptable" amid renewed calls for the release of Jewish spy Jonathan Pollard, currently serving a life sentence in an American prison.

US Holocaust survivor meets Polish saviour 70 years on

A Jewish boy who hid from the Nazis in a hayloft reunited after 70 years in New York on Wednesday with the Polish son whose parents risked everything to save him.