Mar 232017
 

Yoel Oberlander , a registered sex offender has admitted that he improperly touched a woman aboard a flight from Israel to the U.S. last year.

Yoel Oberlander pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault with intent to commit stalking, federal prosecutors in New Jersey say.

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Mar 232017
 

An Israeli-American teenager is suspected of calling in bomb threats against Jewish community centres across the United States.

Israeli police on Thursday arrested the 19-year-old who holds citizenship in both Israel and the US. The FBI worked in tandem with Israeli national police over the span of several months.

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Mar 212017
 

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has called on Tim Allen to issue an apology after he jokingly compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Germany.

The Toy Story star made the comments on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live last Thursday, in response to Kimmel asking him about attending Donald Trump’s inauguration. “You’ve got to be careful around here. You’re going to get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes. This is like 30s Germany,” he said.

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Mar 182017
 

A Maryland man was arrested Friday on a cyberstalking charge in connection with allegedly sending an epilepsy sufferer an animated Twitter message telling the victim that “you deserve a seizure,” federal officials said.

The victim has been identified as a Newsweek writer who is a critic of President Trump.

Newsweek said the victim was Kurt Eichenwald,

a senior writer. The Justice Department said that after viewing the strobe image, the victim “immediately suffered a seizure.”

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Mar 172017
 

The head of a U.N. agency responsible for publishing a report earlier this week calling Israel an “apartheid regime” resigned Friday after U.N. Secretary General António Guterres pressured her to withdraw the document.

 Rima Khalaf,

a U.N. undersecretary general and executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) headquartered in Beirut, said her decision to resign followed a request from Guterres to remove the report from the agency’s website.

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Mar 162017
 

Hotel Kaiserwasser and Hotel Regina have pulled the plug on a pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions event featuring a British-Palestinian lawyer in Austria’s capital city.

The online news site Heute.at reported on Tuesday that Hotel Kaiserwasser canceled Wednesday’s anti-Israel talk, saying that BDS Austria claimed the hotel was accused of antisemitism and that a hotel employee was threatened by Vienna’s Jewish community.

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Feb 212017
 

Bristol University is investigating claims of anti-Semitism after an article by one of its lecturers emerged, in which she says Jews should stop “privileging” the Holocaust.

Dr Rebecca Gould, a reader in translation studies and comparative literature at the elite Russell Group university, has been accused of using the “language of Holocaust denial”.

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