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As U.S. initiate Iranian sanctions, European leaders scurry to safeguard deals

After President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal and the U.S. reimposing sanctions, European leaders are scrambling to protect their economic deals and lucrative profits with the notorious Islamic Republic.

By Reuters


Europe’s largest economies lobbied to protect their companies’ investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies.

Germany and France have significant trade links with Iran and remain committed to the nuclear agreement, as does Britain, and the three countries’ foreign ministers plan to meet on Tuesday to discuss it. Continue Reading »

Israeli Humanitarian Group Aids Refugees Europe’s Returning to Turkey


The Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID, continues its work helping Muslim refugees as they are forcibly deported from Greece back to Turkey.

By Israel Today Staff, IsraAID in Greece


In accordance with the European Union’s decision and its agreement with the Turkish government, the deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey began this week.

IsraAID website


This decision determines that every refugee arriving after March 20th 2016 will be immediately deported back to Turkey. In return, Turkey will receive a financial compensation from the EU.

IsraAID, an international humanitarian aid agency, has been working since last year in Greece and other parts of Europe, including Serbia, Croatia and the refugees’ final destination countries. Continue Reading »

As Arabs Barricade Their Borders, Condemnations Levied at Europe for Refusing Muslim Refugees


view videoIn Saudi Arabia, which refuses to allow in refugees, its media is criticizing Europe after Slovakia announced Muslims won’t ‘feel at home’ since they have no mosques, and Cyprus reported that it prefers Orthodox Christian refugees only.

By Roi Kais


More and more European countries have abandoned the continent’s famous policy of political correctness in recent days, and admit unabashedly: They are willing to take in only Christian refugees, not Muslims. 

After Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, who all came out against taking in refugees, the great majority of which are Muslim, Cyprus announced on Monday that it was willing to take in 300 refugees – but wants them to be Christian.  Continue Reading »

Madonna: Intolerance in France is ‘Scary, Feels Like Nazi Germany’

Int’l pop-star warns “anti-Semitism is at an all-time high” in France,”The level of intolerance is so enormous, it’s scary.”

By Ben Ariel


Pop star Madonna told French radio on Thursday that “intolerance” was now so high in France and Europe that “it feels like Nazi Germany,” according to the AFP news agency.

Madonna – Reuters

Speaking to Europe 1 radio in an interview to be aired Friday morning, Madonna said “anti-Semitism is at an all-time high” in France and elsewhere in Europe, and likened the current atmosphere to the period when German fascism was on the ascent.

“We’re living in crazy times.

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REPORT: ISIS now targeting Libya as jumping-point for its eventual invasion of Europe

The UK newspaper Telegraph, reports ISIS jihadists are planning to “flood Libya with militiamen from Syria & Iraq, who will then sail across the Mediterranean posing as migrants on people-trafficking vessels.”

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European Move For Unilateral Palestinian Statehood Suffers Setbacks

Following Germany Chancellor Merkel’s decree not to follow Sweden’s lead, French and Dutch leaders oppose their country’s unilateral recognition of a Palestinian State.

By Israel Today Staff


Efforts to secure unilateral recognition of an independent Palestinian state suffered serious setbacks in Europe last week, despite warnings by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that, following Sweden’s decision, far more countries were likely to recognize “Palestine” with or without the agreement of Israel.

On Wednesday, former, and possibly future, French president Nicolas Sarkozy urged members of his UMP party to vote against an upcoming motion in France’s National Assembly demanding Paris follow Stockholm’s example regarding a Palestinian state.

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Survey: Over 50% of Poland’s teens search anti-Semitic &/or pro-Hitler websites

The University Center for Research on Prejudice conducted a survey also found that 14% of the survey participant confirmed that racist hate-speech was common in Poland.


Over half of Poland’s young people access anti-Semitic Internet sites that praise Hitler and Nazism, the Fox News website reported, citing a Warsaw University study.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, October 2014

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, October 2014 – Photo: Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The results of the survey were presented to the Polish parliament earlier this month, reviving attention to hate speech legislation and sparking concern among members of the small remaining Polish Jewish community.

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Austria standardizes a German-language Koran to contain spread of Islamic extremism

Day after Austria announces anti-terrorism measures, the FM announces bill to create unitary version of Islam’s holy text.

By Albert Otti


DPA – The Austrian government plans a bill to create a standardized German-language version of the Koran, in order to prevent extremists from misusing the holy Muslim text, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Saturday.

Islamic State fighter gives out copies of the Koran in Mosul, Iraq, June 22, 2014.

Islamic State fighter distributes Koran in Mosul, Iraq: Austrian bill meant to prevent ‘misuse’ of holy Muslim text. – Photo: AP

The bill was needed because Austrians should know the Koran’s content, said Kurz. Additionally, he argued mainstream Muslims are suffering because terrorists and their sympathizers are acting upon incorrect interpretations, said the minister, who is also responsible for integration policy.

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UN rights chief seeks investigation of migrant-ship ramming, may be mass murder

Deaths of up to 500 Palestinians, Sudanese, Egyptians and Syrian migrants & refugees in what may have been an intentional boat-ramming last week, must be investigated, says Zeid Raad al-Hussein Zeid.


The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder, the U.N. rights chief said Friday, calling for nations to properly investigate the incident.

Off the coasts of Sicily on September 15, 2014.

Child disembarks from a boat at the Brindisi harbor, southern Italy, following rescue operations of immigrants off the coasts of Sicily on September 15, 2014.

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Israel to sign a visa-waiver program with Belarus

Israeli Ambassador Yosef Shagal announced the signing with internationally ostracized Belarus on Friday, to 700 participants at the Limmud FSU conference in Vitebsk.



Jerusalem and Minsk are set to sign a visa-waiver program, Israel’s ambassador to the internationally ostracized former Soviet republic of Belarus said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, right.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, right, and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, center back, enter a hall to attend a meeting – Photo: AP

Ambassador Yosef Shagal announced the signing on Friday to 700 participants at the Limmud FSU conference in Vitebsk, the former Soviet country’s third-largest city. The Limmud conference is an educational and cultural gathering.

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British chief whip: Europe has forgotten the Holocaust – fanning the flames of anti-Semitism.

Michael Gove, the UK Chief Whip, says far from eradicating the hatred of Jews, anti-Semitism in Europe is now considered ‘chic’ by some.


Europe has forgotten the warning of the Holocaust and is plagued by a “virus” of anti-Semitism, Chief Whip Michael Gove said, adding that the hatred of Jews has attained a “radical chic” in certain circles, U.K. daily The Telegraph reported.

Pro Palestinian protester burns an Israeli flag, Paris, July 26, 2014.

Pro Palestinian protester burns an Israeli flag during demonstration banned by police, in support of Gaza in central Paris, July 26, 2014.- Photo: Reuters

In his address to the annual dinner of the Holocaust Education Trust, Gove also accused pro-Palestinian activists of a “deliberate” campaign of “relativisation, trivialization and perversion” of the Holocaust by comparing the Israeli government to the Nazis, warning that this campaign is fanning the flames of anti-Semitism.

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Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored with new Warsaw memorial

The new memorial monument, which will be erected in the Warsaw Ghetto, will be entirely financed by Jews in Israel & from other countries.



Organizers have announced a design competition for a memorial in Warsaw to Poles who saved Jews during World War II.

Warsaw Ghetto

In this 1943 photo, a group of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by German SS soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter. – Photo: AP

Polish-born Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Sigmund Rolat, of the Remembrance and Future Foundation, announced the competition at a news conference in Warsaw on Monday.

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Re-elected Greek mayor dawns yellow Star of David in protest against fascism

Yiannis Boutaris wore a ‘Jewish’ badge at his swearing-in ceremony in response to a Golden Dawn lawmaker from the far-right party also being on the city’s municipal council.

By Christine Pirovolakis


DPA – The mayor of the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki wore a yellow Star of David, similar to the ones worn by Jews rounded up in the city during WWII, to his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday in protest against fascism.

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris (center) sports a replica Nazi concentration camp Star of David.

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris (center) sports a replica Nazi concentration camp Star of David after his swearing-in ceremony for another five-year term in the northern port city.-

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Paris synagogue firebombed as pro-Palestine mob chant ‘death to the Jews’

Anti-Semitic violence rises throughout Western Europe as Israel’s defensive operation in Gaza intensifies.



A firebomb was hurled at a synagogue near Paris, part of a string of anti-Semitic incidents in Western Europe coinciding with Israel’s assault on Hamas in Gaza.

Anti-Israel protest

Demonstrators protesting in Paris to denounce the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, July 11, 2014. – Photo: AFP

The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. No one was hurt and the fire resulted in minor damage, Le Monde reported.

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Holland tells Palestinians: Stop paying convicted terrorists’ pensions & salaries

Holland donates $88 million each year for direct PA aid, where the Dutch believe $5.5 million goes to rewarding convicted criminals & terrorist with huge monthly salaries and pensions.



The Dutch parliament passed a motion calling for an end to salaries that the Palestinian Authority pays to terrorists.

Palestinian protester.

A Palestinian protester holds placards during a demonstration to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israel, outside the Red Cross building in Jerusalem, June 10, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

The motion, which passed unanimously, was supported by the 148 lawmakers who voted on the motion. The Dutch lower house, or the Tweede Kamer, has 150 members.

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