Aug 152017
 

Israel has lodged official complaints after a hotel in Switzerland posted signs telling Jewish guests to shower before using the pool and restricted their access to a kitchen freezer.

The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa, in eastern Switzerland, has been accused of antisemitism after a guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice near the hotel pool.

“To our Jewish guests, women, men and children, please take a shower before you go swimming,” it said, adding: “If you break the rules I’m forced to [close] the swimming pool for you.”

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Jul 302017
 

The Sunday Times has been forced to apologise for printing “anti-Semitic” comments in a column which suggested that Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz are among the best paid BBC women because they are Jewish.

The column, penned by Kevin Myers,

appeared in the Irish edition of the newspaper and was titled “Sorry, ladies – equal pay has to be earned”.

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Jul 172017
 

Israeli authorities on Sunday charged an Israeli Christian father with murder for allegedly killing his teenage daughter because she was having a relationship with a Muslim man.

According to the charges, as reported in Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Sami Karra is accused of murdering his 17-year-old daughter Henriette

after she left home in the central Israeli city of Ramle because of the family’s opposition to her romance with a Muslim.

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Jul 082017
 

The title of Baby Driver alludes to the extreme insouciant youth of its wheelman hero, played by Ansel Elgort,

Elgort was born in Manhattan. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over thirty years, and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director.His father is of Russian Jewish descent

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