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Yeshiva students in Lakewood, NJ find swastikas, ‘Heil Hitler’ painted at playground - New Jersey 101.5

Swastikas and “Heil Hitler” were spray-painted in black on a jungle gym on a playground, and windows broken in a building at the Yashiva Ketana, according to Lakewood Police spokesman Greg Staffordsmith, who said the damage was done sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday. There were also other markings that were not clear in their meaning.

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France's highest court suspends burkini ban in test case - The Guardian

Suspension concerns single ban in southern town but is likely to set precedent for other places that prohibited full-body swimwear

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German high school students in Argentina dress up as Nazis, attack Jews

Students from a German high school in Buenos Aires caused outrage after dressing up with swastikas and Hitler mustaches and engaging in a fight with Jewish students at a nightclub party in a discotheque.

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French Jewish leader slams pol’s comparison of burkini ban to Holocaust - JTA

The president of the CRIF condemned in his statement tweets by Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the Left Party, who has said that in France, “Jews were persecuted, then Protestants, and today Muslims.”

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Israeli fans in France greeted with Palestinian flags, Israeli flags banned - Jerusalem Post

After much talk over the high security risks at Thursday nights Europa League soccer match between St. Etienne and Beitar Jerusalem in France Beitar supporters arrived to the stadium to find they were not allowed to enter with Israeli flags, Israeli sports news website One reported.

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Israel clears forces of wrongdoing in several deadly 2014 Gaza war cases - Associated Press

The military says it looked into some 360 complaints connected to the war. It has found enough evidence to launch some 31 criminal investigations. At least 13 of those probes have been closed, with indictments in three cases of alleged looting by soldiers.

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Esther Jungreis, known as ‘the Jewish Billy Graham,’ dies at 80 - New York Times

Jungreis, a Hungarian Jew who spent several months in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child held artfully staged rallies, with theatrical lighting and musical accompaniment, which were in fact inspired by Billy Graham’s Christian crusades.

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Syrian Jews secretly evacuated to Kentucky - Arutz Sheva

Three of the last Jewish families in Syria have been resettled in the United States after posing as Christians to enter Sweden earlier this year, Point of No Return has reported.

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UN demands Israel release staffer accused of aiding Hamas - Times of Israel

Waheed Abd Allah Bossh, 38, an engineer in the UN’s Development Program, was arrested by the Shin Bet security service in July. He is suspected of funneling resources to the terrorist group.

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WJC President Ronald Lauder welcomes Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder has hailed Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as “a strong signal” against hatred and called the Catholic Church leader “one of the closest ally Jews have today in the fight against anti-Semitism."

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World Jewish Congress President: Polish officials must immediately apologize for remarks questioning Poles’ involvement in murder of Jews during WWII

Ronald S. Lauder: “In a free Poland, there is no room for prejudice;” Statements “slap in the face” to Jewish community.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder decries attack in Nice, urges international community to unite and 'rip this terrorism from its roots'

“The heinous attack carried out against scores of innocent people in Nice tonight was nothing short of an act of war and the world must treat it as such,” Lauder said.

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Ronald Lauder works to spark the flames of Jewry’s future - Times of Israel

The recent winner of the Guardian of Zion Award speaks about art restitution, the evils of anti-Israelism, and the need to make more ‘Jewish worlds’.

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Ronald Lauder works to spark the flames of Jewry’s future - Times of Israel

The recent winner of the Guardian of Zion Award speaks about art restitution, the evils of anti-Israelism, and the need to make more ‘Jewish worlds’.

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World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder called Wiesel, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87, “a beacon of light” and said the Jewish world “owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.

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Ronald S. Lauder: Abbas' ‘inciting’ remarks hinder critical efforts to relaunch peace talks

WJC president urges Palestinian leader to retract European Parliament remarks

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Lauder: ‘If all Jews left Europe tomorrow, it would be sad for the Jews, but a disaster for Europe’

WATCH: The president of the World Jewish Congress on Sunday addressed the Board of Deputies of British Jews and warned of a growing tide of hatred and terror targeted against Jews and others, including in Britain.

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Robert Singer: Russia and Israel, unlikely bedfellows for 25 years

Ties between Russian and Israel mustn’t be looked at through rose-colored glasses, but there is no doubt that this is an historic time for Russia and the Jewish people, one that is mutually beneficial for both sides.

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WJC President Ronald Lauder welcomes Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder has hailed Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as “a strong signal” against hatred and called the Catholic Church leader “one of the closest ally Jews have today in the fight against anti-Semitism."

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WJC President Lauder condemns terror attack in France which leaves 86-year-old priest dead

Ronald S. Lauder on Tuesday issued a strong condemnation of the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, calling it “a monstrous and evil act of murder committed against innocent people inside a house of worship.”

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World Jewish Congress President: Polish officials must immediately apologize for remarks questioning Poles’ involvement in murder of Jews during WWII

Ronald S. Lauder: “In a free Poland, there is no room for prejudice;” Statements “slap in the face” to Jewish community.

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Paraguayan President Cartes: 'Israel is in the heart of Paraguayans'

Before the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, President Horacio Cartes expressed his satisfaction at being the first Paraguayan head of state to visit Israel.

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'This struggle is not for Jews alone,' says EU's coordinator on fighting anti-Semitism

The European Commission's coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, Katharina von Schnurbein, told a forum in Jerusalem that a spike of anti-Semitic incidents had not been due to the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe.

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Latin American Jewish Congress hosts region's first Global Forum Combating Anti-Semitism

LAJC President Jack Terpins: Anti-Semitism is a social disease which must be fought by society as a whole; Forum held on anniversary of 1994 AMIA bombing; Argentinian Vice President Gabriela Michetti addressed opening dinner.

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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder decries attack in Nice, urges international community to unite and 'rip this terrorism from its roots'

“The heinous attack carried out against scores of innocent people in Nice tonight was nothing short of an act of war and the world must treat it as such,” Lauder said.

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WJC concerned by Ukraine's decision to rename Kyiv boulevard after ultra-nationalist complicit in murdering Jews during Holocaust

The WJC “utterly rejects” the idea of elevating the memory of Stepan Bandera as a figure to be honored in modern-day Ukraine, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer said.

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World Jewish Congress mourns passing of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder called Wiesel, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87, “a beacon of light” and said the Jewish world “owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.