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Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in reversal of policy

Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in reversal of policy

In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration would also begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is expected to take years.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:04 AM IST

Brother of gunman who attacked French Jews goes on trial

The Islamic State group claimed the attack as the work of one of its "soldiers", though a source close to the investigation said there was as yet no solid evidence linking the man to the group.

Oct 02, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Israel boasts of `unimaginable` power in future Lebanon war

Israeli troops poured into southern Lebanon after the Shiite militia seized two soldiers in a deadly cross-border raid on July 12, 2006 in a war that killed more than 1,200 Lebanese.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

Jews, Muslims, Indian Americans join hands against hate crimes

People from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in northwest Washington and stood in solidarity against rising hate crimes in the US.

Mar 25, 2017, 19:35 PM IST

Muslim veterans offer to guard Jewish sites after threats

In a show of inter-faith unity, Muslim military veterans in the US have offered to guard Jewish sites amid a spike in bomb threats against Jewish centres and vandalism targeting the community's cemeteries.

Mar 03, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Jewish Agency says US must punish anti-Semitic attackers

Israel`s Jewish Agency on Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over anti-Semitic threats against American Jewish communities, calling for US authorities to find and punish those responsible.

Mar 01, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Scott Disick has been blessed by a rabbi

Scott Disick has been blessed by a rabbi

Reality TV star Scott Disick, who is currently on a trip to Israel, shared an image on Instagram of himself being blessed by a rabbi.

Jul 15, 2016, 11:14 AM IST

Mahmud Abbas rejects charges of 'blood libel' against Jews

"Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," says Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

Jun 25, 2016, 17:54 PM IST

Slovak MPs in Holocaust star protest against `fascist` far-right party

Two Slovak MPs on Wednesday donned yellow stars symbolising the Holocaust in protest at the "dangerous" parliamentary debut of a far-right party they condemn as "fascist".

Mar 23, 2016, 18:21 PM IST

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City for two days

Israeli police announced on Sunday that Palestinians will be banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for two days after twin attacks on Israelis that also left the perpetrators dead.

Oct 04, 2015, 13:01 PM IST
Jewish woman who helped Kurds fight ISIS returns to Israel

Jewish woman who helped Kurds fight ISIS returns to Israel

A Canadian-Israeli who was the first foreign woman to help Syria`s Kurds fight Islamic State has left the front lines and returned to Israel, citing the spread of Iranian influence in the war zones among her reasons.

Jul 13, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

Israel arrests Jewish suspects over `miracle` church arson

Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.

Jul 12, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Israel `does not commit war crimes`, PM says after Gaza report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday Israel "does not commit war crimes" after a UN report said both sides may have carried out such acts in last summer`s Gaza conflict.

Jun 22, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

French Islamic group on trial after Jewish "target" list found

Fourteen members of a banned Islamic group went on trial in Paris on Monday facing terrorism charges after a list of Jewish stores marked "targets" was allegedly found in files belonging to its leader.

Jun 09, 2015, 00:45 AM IST
Narendra Modi to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

Narendra Modi to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

Narendra Modi will be travelling to Israel, the first by an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish country with which bilateral defence cooperation is on an upswing.

May 31, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

UK Jewish group causes furore with women drivers ban

Schools run by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in London could face an investigation after leaders of the group warned in a letter that women members were banned from driving their children to the premises.

May 29, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

'40 per cent rise in new West Bank settlement homes in 2014'

The number of new homes under construction in Jewish settlements on the Israel-occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 per cent, the Peace Now anti- settlements group said on Monday.

Feb 24, 2015, 02:27 AM IST

Hundreds of tombs defaced in French Jewish cemetery: Minister

France`s interior minister said Sunday several hundred tombs have been defaced at a Jewish cemetery in east of the country, in what he called "a despicable act".

Feb 16, 2015, 01:34 AM IST

Man killed in Copenhagen synagogue shooting was Jewish: faith group

A man gunned down outside a Copenhagen synagogue early Sunday in one of three lethal shootings in the Danish capital was Jewish, a Jewish community group said on Sunday.

Feb 15, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

Hamas backs Qatar minister`s `courage` in Israel spat

A Qatar-based senior Hamas leader on Monday praised the Gulf state`s "courageous" foreign minister, Khalid al-Attiyah, after an apparent spat with Israel`s intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz at a German security conference.

Feb 09, 2015, 19:54 PM IST