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Apartheid-era divisions linger among S. Africa’s Jews

By MOIRA SCHNEIDER / JTA    The Jerusalem Post    Wed, Nov 2, 2011    A conference on apartheid imparts painful episodes from the country’s past, and shows how old fault lines still divide the Jewish community.     CAPE TOWN – When anti-apartheid activist Lorna Levy first became involved in politics as a student in the […]

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Mosque in northern Israel in ‘price tag’ arson attack

BBC     3 October 2011 Last updated at 10:52 GMT A mosque in northernIsraelhas been torched and sprayed with graffiti, in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists.   Hundreds of residents from thevillageofTuba-Zangariyamarched in protest against the attack, and there were reports of clashes with the police.   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said he […]

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9 /11 and the destruction of the shared understanding of antisemitism

Antony Lerman, Antony Lerman is the former Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and founding editor of Antisemitism World Report, published yearly from 1992-1998. He blogs at http://antonylerman.com/   openDemocracy       14 September 2011   The links between the Israeli far right and Islamophobic groups in Europe follow a certain inexorable logic of the […]

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Hamas official slams group’s opposition to statehood bid

By MOHAMMED MAR’I   Arab News      September 18, 2011    RAMALLAH: A senior Hamas official on Sunday criticized his movement for opposing the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.    Ahmed Yousef, deputy foreign minister in the government of Ismail Haniyeh, also criticized his movement for barring popular activities in support of the move […]

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Video: ‘Defamation’

‘Hashmatsa’ (‘Defamation’) by Israeli director Yoav Shamir dares to attack one of the sacred cows of Israel and of the Jewish people thinking – how it reacts to antisemitism around the world, how it looks at the evil of the Holocaust, and how young generations are being educated in Israel with respect to these painful […]

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