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  • 2,000-year-old rural synagogue in Galilee may be similar to sites where Jesus taught

    08/20/2016 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 08.18.16 | Richard Gray for MailOnline
    Archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a synagogue near Mount TaborLimestone benches line the walls where worshippers would have sat It sits within a Jewish village thought to date back to the first century ADThe New Testament states Jesus visited village synagogues in Galilee  An unusual rural ancient synagogue that dates back to shortly after the time of Jesus has been unearthed in Galilee.  The rare find – a huge 29 feet long and 26 feet wide room with walls lined by limestone benches – promises to add weight to stories about Jesus in the Bible.  Most synagogues dating from around...
  • Rare Noah's Ark Mosaic Uncovered in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

    07/11/2016 1:33:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/16 | Kacey Deamer - Live Science
    Mosaics depicting prominent Bible scenes were uncovered during annual excavations of an ancient synagogue in Israel's Lower Galilee. During the excavation in June, archaeologists found two new panels of a mosaic floor in a Late Roman (fifth-century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village. One panel showed Noah's ark with pairs of animals, such as lions, leopards and bears. The other panel depicted soldiers being swallowed by large fish, surrounded by overturned chariots in the parting of the Red Sea. Such images are extremely rare for the time period, according to excavation director Jodi Magness, of the University of North...
  • ‘You can’t find this in any other country’

    03/24/2009 5:48:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 422+ views
    The National ^ | March 25. 2009 | John Thorne
    ERRIADH, TUNISIA // In 586BC the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar laid waste to Jerusalem, inadvertently sowing seeds for a Jewish haven across the sea that has outlived his realm by 25 centuries and counting. Legend tells that refugees fled to the Tunisian island of Djerba, carrying a block from the ruined Temple of Solomon. Today it lies beneath the El Ghriba synagogue, the cornerstone of a thriving Jewish community. And after decades of Jewish exodus from Arab countries, that community is growing. For western holidaymakers, Djerba is a strip of lavish resorts along a sandy Mediterranean coast. For Tunisians, it also...
  • FBI thwarts Muslim’s plot to bomb Florida synagogue

    05/03/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2016
    James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medina is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction ... FBI learned in March that Medina — a Muslim convert who said in court he also goes by James Muhammad — planned to bomb the center by placing a device under a car or throwing it over a wall.
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • Paris Jews Intentionally Poisoned [look for this to happen elsewhere]

    12/17/2015 5:47:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The electronic lock to a synagogue south east of Paris was coated with poison which led to 14 Jews being sickened. The incident took place on Monday evening, Dec.14, in the community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne. Women arrived at the closed shul at around 9:00 p.m. to participate in a meeting. Ralph Botbol, president of the synagogue, said that just after arrival, two women began experiencing itchy hands, and one woman's face "swelled significantly." Several more congregants began experiencing intense burning sensations in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, at which time emergency services were called. More than a dozen...
  • Paris synagogue daubed with poisonous substance

    12/17/2015 4:31:27 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/17 | JTA
    Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris. Members of the Jewish community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne on Monday called rescue services to report a sudden strong burning sensation in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, Le Parisien reported. Some 25 firemen rushed to the synagogue, which is under police and military protection whenever it is open. They treated congregants who were poisoned and traced its source to the lock. Described as a nonlethal irritant, the substance found on the pad was sent...
  • Paris Synagogue Attacked with Chemical Poison

    12/17/2015 2:29:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/17/15 | Pamela Geller
    I had just finished writing this post on the now-daily wild and rampant Islamic antisemitic attacks, that are little reported and even less commented on, when this came over the transom: a Paris synagogue was attacked with a chemical poison. Synagogues are under siege in Paris and the whole of Europe by devout Muslims. This most certainly is a dry-run for something more gruesome. “Paris synagogue daubed with poisonous substance,” By JTA, December 17 2015 (thanks to Armaros): 14 members of Jewish committee mildly injured in suspected anti-Semitic attack Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was...
  • From the Heart of a Muslim

    12/10/2015 1:46:37 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Petahtikvah.com ^ | Tawfik Hamid
    I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam. After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Mus-lim and as a human being, to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations. I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward Non-Muslims. We Muslims are the...
  • West Hartford Synagogue Voices Concerns After Suspicious Visitors (Connecticut)

    12/09/2015 12:00:04 PM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | December 9, 2015 | Kristin Stoller
    WEST HARTFORD — Emanuel Synagogue has enhanced their security measures after a pair of women who attended services Saturday dressed in headscarves and robes acted "out of the ordinary," said Rabbi David Small.
  • A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

    12/08/2015 7:32:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/15 | Isabel Kershner
    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The carved stone block is about the size of an occasional table. It has held its secrets for two millenniums. Whoever engraved its enigmatic symbols was apparently depicting the ancient Jewish temples. But what makes the stone such a rare find in biblical archaeology, according to scholars, is that when it was carved, the Second Temple still stood in Jerusalem for the carver to see. The stone is a kind of ancient snapshot. And it is upending some long-held scholarly assumptions about ancient synagogues and their relationship with the Temple, a center of Jewish pilgrimage and...
  • Two killed in Tel Aviv synagogue attack

    11/19/2015 6:44:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 11/19/2015, 3:36 PM | Ari Soffer
    Two people have been killed and one other person was injured in a stabbing attack at a synagogue in south Tel Aviv. The injured victim, a man in his 50s, is in moderate condition. He was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics before being evacuated to Ichilov hospital. The Arab terrorist who carried out the attack was tackled and held by a civilian until police arrived to arrest him, and sustained light injuries in the course of being captured. ...
  • Was Sa’ad Bin Laden Managing Al-Qaeda from Iran? (Osama's son more than just a "low-level" target)

    07/29/2009 10:02:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/29/2009 | Annie Jacobsen
    When Osama bin Laden was banished from Sudan in 1996, he left the country in a rented Soviet jet — an aged and antique Tupolev flown by a Russian pilot he did not trust. With him were a few bodyguards, his military commander, Saif al-Adel, and two sons named Sa’ad and Omar — both young men in their late teens. Although it was the corrupt Islamic government of Sudan that had robbed Osama bin Laden of much of his vast personal wealth, he blamed America for his misfortunes, according to Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright. “He held America responsible for the...
  • Canada: Muslims planned to infiltrate synagogue, murder Jews

    07/27/2015 9:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    Where did these converts to Islam get the idea that murdering Jews would be pleasing to Allah? Are Canadian authorities investigating that question, or are they content to wave such questions away with the claim that they were “radicalized on the Internet”? “Accused B.C. terrorist aimed to kill ‘small Jews’ to save them from hell: trial,” by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press, July 27, 2015 (thanks to Marc): VANCOUVER – A woman found guilty of helping to mastermind a terrorist bomb plot wanted to infiltrate a synagogue and kill “small Jews” to save the children from going to hell, a...
  • Clifton man arrested after allegedly throwing firecrackers at Passaic synagogue, report says

    04/13/2015 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 4/13/15 | RICHARD COWEN
    PASSAIC — The state chapter of a prominent Jewish civil rights group had condemned as a “hateful act” an incident in which a Clifton man is alleged to have thrown lit firecrackers outside the Ahavas Israel Synagogue on Saturday night. The Anti-Defamation League on Monday decried the alleged attack, calling it an act of anti-Semitism and calling for Rizek Musheisen to be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law.” Following a hearing in Passaic Municipal Court Monday, Musheisen posted 10 percent of his $5,000 bail set by Judge Debbie Klugler Irwin in cash, and was released from the city...
  • Renovated Turkish synagogue empty after reopening as it lacks community

    03/29/2015 12:55:07 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Members of Turkey’s Jewish community attend the reopening ceremony of the Great Synagogue in Edirne on March 26 after a five-year government restoration project. REUTERS Photo Just a week before Passover, Turkish Jews woke up to a morning full of excitement and hope. They got on the buses waiting to take them to Edirne, to the city that their families once had to leave following the Thrace pogroms in 1934. It was the reopening day of the Great Synagogue, which had been left in ruins for decades. “I was the last rabbi that had served in the synagogue,” said David...
  • Watch: Mob launches anti-Semitic attack on Stamford Hill synagogue

    03/22/2015 12:50:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 22, 2015 | Agency
    A drunken mob of more than 20 thugs shouted "kill the Jews" as they stormed into a north London synagogue while young worshippers celebrated the end of the sabbath. The anti-Semitic abuse was hurled by the group of men and women as they first beat up a young man outside before chasing him inside, breaking windows and attacking others.
  • Miami Man Arrested for Threatening to BEHEAD RABBI Outside Synagogue

    03/10/2015 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/15 | Jim Hoft
    Charr threatened to behead the rabbi outside his synagogue. Local 10 reported: A man is facing charges after harassing a rabbi outside the Ohev Shalom Congregation in Miami Beach, police said. According to the arrest report, Diego Chaar, 24, first yelled out “Allahu akbar,” which is translated from Arabic as God is great or God is greater. Police said the Rabbi David Weberman and a witness ignored Chaar, at which point he yelled, “Heads will be cut off” and “I will cut your head off.” The victim feared for his life at that point and called 911. The witness followed...
  • Media Hoax: 20 Muslims Holding Hands Become 1,000-Strong ‘Ring of Peace’ at Oslo Synagogue

    02/22/2015 1:33:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jordan Schachtel
    The weekend’s feel-good story about a Muslim “ring of peace” formed to “protect” Jews at an Oslo synagogue turned out to be a complete fabrication by the mainstream media, according to an eyewitness report, local officials, and attendees’ photos. According to a local eyewitness, only about 20 or so Muslims formed the “ring of peace” around the Oslo synagogue. In fact, pictures from multiple angles show that there wasn’t enough people to form a ring, so the locals instead formed a horizontal line in front of the synagogue.
  • Oslo Synagogue ‘Muslim Peace Ring’ Organizer: Jews Were Behind 9/11, Mumbai Terror Attack

    02/23/2015 2:47:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/23/2015 | Patrick Poole
    On Saturday, I expressed serious skepticism here at PJ Media about the “Muslim Peace Ring” that surrounded an Oslo synagogue over the weekend. Here’s what I observed: Now I’m not going to get into the motives of those involved today, but color me skeptical of these types of events for several reasons.First, if you contact the international media to cover your event, forgive me if I question your sincerity. Your staged “Ring of Peace” photo op is really a “Ring of Propaganda.” Matthew 6:1-4 and all that.Secondly, when you use actual victims (Jews) to try to make yourselves (Muslims) the...
  • Victim in Copenhagen Shooting Was Jewish Community Member Guarding Synagogue During Bat-Mitzva

    02/14/2015 9:52:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 15, 2015 | staff
    The civilian who was shot and killed earlier on Sunday in the terrorist attack on the Great Synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark, was revealed to have been a member of the Jewish community, who was guarding the synagogue at the time of the shooting. Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, head of the local Jewish community told Danish television a few moments ago that around 80 people from the community were gathered inside the house of worship for a bat-mitzva celebration at the time of the attack. “The Community is in shock, it is like the shootings in Paris,” Rosenberg Asmussen said, “we...
  • Victim Shot Outside Copenhagen Synagogue Dies, Police Say [Obama Silent On Islamic Terror!]

    02/14/2015 8:28:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    NBCNews ^ | February 14, 2015
    Victim Shot Outside Copenhagen Synagogue Dies, Police Say One of the three people shot outside a synagogue in Copenhagen early Sunday local time has died, Danish police said. The shooting, which also wounded two police officers, occurred hours after a gunman killed one person at a shooting at a freedom of speech event hosted by the controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, although police said it was too early to tell if the two shootings were linked. It is unclear whether the location of the second shooting was of any significance or a coincidence. The victim was a civilian shot outside...
  • ACTIVE SHOOTING IN COPENHAGEN (2nd Today: at a synagogue)

    02/14/2015 4:31:56 PM PST · by Viennacon · 115 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/14/2015 | Me
    Fox reporting now.... 3 people shot
  • Palestinians admit attack on Wuppertal synagogue (in Germany)

    01/15/2015 12:24:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Jan 2015 15:38 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Three Palestinian men admitted on Wednesday that they carried out an arson attack on a synagogue in North Rhine-Westphalia in June 2014. One 24-year-old man told a court in Wuppertal that the group had carried out the attack in despair at violence in their homeland between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinians. But while they wanted to “send a signal”, he say they did not want to set fire to the place of worship or hurt anyone. …
  • Landmark Paris synagogue closes on Shabbat for first time since World War II

    01/10/2015 3:07:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michael Wilner
    The Grand Synagogue of Paris shuttered ahead of Shabbat services on Friday night in the wake of a series of terror attacks across the city, including one siege on a Jewish market by an Islamic extremist.
  • REPORT: A Car Has Exploded In Front Of A French Synagogue

    01/07/2015 6:51:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Busines Insider ^ | January 7, 2014 | Stafano Pozzebon
    French media outlet Metronews reports that there's been a car explosion in front of a synagogue in Sarcelles, a city near Paris where two were two gunmen attacked the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo just hours earlier. It is not clear whether the two events are connected. The Paris version of Metro reports that this event was an incident unrelated with the attack at the magazine.
  • Two Teens Shot Outside Maryland Synagogue

    01/05/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 1/5/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Two teenagers were shot late Saturday night outside a Maryland synagogue on their way to a party, the Washington Post reported. The victims, 16 and 19-year-old males, told Greenbelt police they were walking along Ridge road at about 11:40 p.m. on their way to a party at the Mishkan Torah Synagogue when a fight broke out. The synagogue had been rented out by a promoter for the private event, billed as “the biggest party in Maryland." Gunfire erupted and several shots were fired about 500 feet from the synagogue in the Old Greenbelt area. The 19-year-old from Lanham was struck...
  • Archaeologists Are Excavating A Synagogue Where Jesus Likely Preached

    12/26/2014 1:49:47 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | December 25, 2014 | Mark Strauss
    Since 2009, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the ancient town of Magdala—thought to be the home of Mary Magdalene—near the Sea of Galilee. Among their finds has been a first-century synagogue where, experts say, Jesus likely preached. Image: Israel Antiquities Authority Although Jerusalem and Bethlehem are the sites most commonly associated with Jesus, Father Eamon Kelly—vice president of Israel's Magdala Center and vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center—points out that Jesus spent almost his entire life in what is now northern Israel. "Eighty percent of Jesus' public life was here," he tells the Israeli...
  • Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

    11/30/2014 11:43:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2014, 9:01 PM | Gil Ronen
    A Tel Aviv synagogue was vandalized Sunday with graffiti reading, “In a place where the Jewish State Bill will be legislated, books will be burned.” The vandals left a pile of burned books next to the wall that bore the graffiti. The books are not sacred texts. The attack took place at the The Tel Aviv International Synagogue where Ariel Konstantyn of the Orthodox Zionist Tzohar Rabbis organization, originally of New York, serves as rabbi. Rabbi Konstantyn says the incident has been referred to the police but he views it as a “clear act of anti-Semitism.” According to the rabbi,...
  • Thousands gather in grief for three Americans and a Briton killed by axe-wielding Palestinian

    11/18/2014 1:13:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ted Thornhill, Paul Alster In Israe, Inna Lazareva In Jerusalem, Michael Burleigh
    Thousands gathered in grief on Tuesday after three American-Israeli rabbis and a British rabbi were killed by Palestinian terrorists armed with axes and guns at a Jerusalem synagogue. Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, Rabbi Arieh Kupinsky, 43, and Rabbi Kalman Levine, 55, were all dual nationals of the U.S. and Israel. Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, originally from Liverpool in the UK, was named as the fourth victim. They were slaughtered in a dawn attack by two cousins who screamed 'god is great' as they attacked at random. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to 'respond harshly,' describing the attack as a...
  • Obama Responds to Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: 'Too Many Palestinians Have Died'

    11/18/2014 10:07:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Frances Martel
    President Obama has responded to today's terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in which four Israeli Jews attending morning prayers condemning the attack, and stating that "the majority of Palestinians" want peace. In a statement delivered to the White House press pool, President Obama responded to the attack by declaring that "too many Palestinians have died," as well as Israelis, in the struggle between the state of Israel and the terrorist group Hamas and its affiliates, including the internationally active Muslim Brotherhood. "At this difficult time," the President told reports, "I think it's important for both Palestinians and Israelis...
  • Obama condemns Jerusalem attack as ‘horrific’

    11/18/2014 9:44:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 12:03 PM EST
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack at an Israeli synagogue that killed four people, including three U.S. citizens. He called the attacks “horrific” and without justification. He said too many Israelis and too many Palestinians have died in recent months, and he urged leaders and ordinary people from both sides to work “cooperatively” to lower tensions, reject violence and seek a path forward towards peace. …
  • Jerusalem synagogue attack pushes city to new level of fear and antagonism

    11/18/2014 9:06:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 18, 2014 | Harriet Sherwood
    It is hard to envisage an attack more horrific or more calculated to push Jerusalem – a city already taut with tension – to a new level of fear and antagonism. Two Palestinians, armed with meat cleavers and a gun, burst into a synagogue in west Jerusalem and slaughtered four Jews at morning prayer.
  • CNN Describes Muslim Terror Attack on Synagogue as Israel Killing Palestinians

    11/18/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    CNN has always been widely hated in Israel, but its reporting on the latest Muslim terror attack with the murder of four Rabbis, three of them Americans, killed by two axe-wielding murderers, in a synagogue while at prayer, really hits a new low.First there’s a description of the Israeli police shooting and killing “2 Palestinians” when the police had fired in self-defense at the terrorists who had just perpetrated four brutal murders.As Honest Reporting shows, not only did CNN respond to a terrorist attack on Jews by interviewing a member of the racist PLO terrorist group, but its website and...
  • 'Guardian' deletes reference to Palestinians, CNN labels synagogue 'mosque'

    11/18/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    From mistaking the Har Nof synagogue where Tuesday's terror attack took place for a mosque, to deleting references to Palestinian perpetrators, some of the international media continued to report on the events in Israel in an eyebrow-raising manner on Tuesday. The website of British newspaper The Guardian ran a story about the attack from Reuters. The wire dispatch the agency sent included the headline 'Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack' and led with the sentence: ''Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by...
  • 3 Americans killed by ax-wielding Palestinians in Jerusalem synagogue attack

    11/18/2014 5:28:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tia Goldenberg (Associated Press)
    UPDATE: Three of the four worshippers killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack are Americans, according to multiple media reports. Earlier: Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.
  • Five killed in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

    11/18/2014 12:18:25 AM PST · by INVAR · 68 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 18, 2014 | LAZAR BERMAN
    East Jerusalem men enter Har Nof yeshiva complex with pistol and axes; 6 injured, including two police; assailants killed Four people were killed, including one policeman, in a terror attack at a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighborhood Tuesday morning. Police said two attackers, apparently from East Jerusalem, came into the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. and began attacking worshipers at morning prayers with a gun, a meat cleaver, and an ax. Both terrorists were killed by police. Israel Police said there were six injured, including two policemen, one of whom was seriously injured, and another...
  • Belgian Synagogue Set on Fire in 'Criminal' Attack

    09/16/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/16/2014 | Ari Soffer
    A fire broke out in a synagogue in the Belgian capitals of Brussels Tuesday, in what appears to be a "criminal" act, according to reports. Belgian daily La Derničre Heure said that several people broke into synagogue, which is located in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Anderlecht, and ignited several fires on the fourth floor of the building. The wife and two children of the synagogue's caretaker suffered slight smoke inhalation in the fire on the top floor of the building, where they lived, said Laurens Dumont, a spokesman for the city prosecutor. The caretaker was absent at the time....
  • France: Two Teenagers Arrested Over Synagogue Suicide Bomb Plot

    08/29/2014 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 8/29/14 | Elad Benari
    Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, Newsweek reported on Friday, citing French news websites. According to JSS News and Europe 1, a source from the French security agency the Central Directorate of Homeland Intelligence revealed that two Muslim girls, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in the Tarbes and Venissieux neighborhoods a week ago, after authorities uncovered a plan to carry out a suicide bombing inside the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The two were indicted on August 22 for conspiracy to commit terrorism, reported Newsweek. An unnamed security source...
  • Second Man Arrested After Synagogue Attack

    07/30/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014
    Police arrested a second suspect on Wednesday in connection with an attempted arson attack in which Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in western Germany. Another man who said he was Palestinian has denied involvement. Prosecutors in Wuppertal said they had arrested a 19-year-old from Syria on Wednesday in connection with the Molotov cocktail attack on the city's Bergische synagogue in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police believe three young men threw a number of burning bottles into the synagogue entrance-way in an apparent attempt to burn it down. Officers found broken bottles on the ground at the...
  • Synagogue attacked, rabbi gets death threats (Wuppertal, Germany)

    07/29/2014 3:31:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Jul 2014 11:17 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A wave of anti-Semitism in Germany, unleashed by the Gaza crisis, shows no sign of abating. A synagogue was attacked on Tuesday morning, a rabbi received death threats and anti-Jewish comments online have increased. Attacks on mosques have also risen. Attackers threw Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in the western city of Wuppertal in the early hours of Tuesday in an apparent attempt to burn it down. A neighbour alarmed police after spotting flames near the Bergische Synagogue in Gemarker Straße in the eastern district of Barmen at around 2.15 am. Police said they believed three young arsonists had thrown...
  • France: “They’re shouting ‘Death to the Jews’ and attacking synagogues. It’s completely out

    07/22/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | 7/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    The thoroughly cowed and compromised dhimmi BBC identifies the rioters only as “youths,” as if its readers will naturally understand that young people have a problem with Israel. No mention is made, of course, of Islamic antisemitism, or of the violent Muslim riots that we have seen all over the world in the last couple of weeks. Video from France here. Note that they’re shouting “death to Jews,” not even bothering with the figleaf “death to Israel.” Their antisemitism is naked and open, as they know French authorities can do or will do nothing to stop them. “Gaza conflict: France...
  • Muslim Rioters Attack Synagogue in Paris

    07/13/2014 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2014, 9:45 PM | AFP, Gil Ronen
    Muslim rioters reportedly surrounded Don Yitzchak Abarbanel Synagogue in the 11th arrondissement of Paris on Sunday, and threw rocks into the house of worship. Large scale police forces were called to extricate the Jews. Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of terrorist groups in Gaza, where a six-day counterterror operation by Israel has left 166 dead. Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”. …
  • World's First Church, Mosque, Synagogue in One? Berlin May Be Home to 'House of One'

    06/23/2014 8:23:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A project named "The House of One," looking to create the world's first ever church, mosque and synagogue in Berlin, Germany, where people of different faiths can worship under one roof, is currently raising donations. "Under one roof: one synagogue, one mosque, one church. We want to use these rooms for our own traditions and prayers. And together we want to use the room in the middle for dialogue and discussion and also for people without faith," explained Pastor Gregor Hohberg, a Protestant parish priest, according to a BBC News report. "Berlin is a city where people come together from...
  • Synagogue on Historic Register torn down in 2013 by Atlantic City

    06/19/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | June 19, 2014 | STEVEN LEMONGELLO
    The first Congregation Beth Israel building, what may have been the oldest synagogue in Atlantic City, was honored with a spot on the state Register of Historic Places in 1992 — supposedly protecting it forever from local encroachment. If you want to see it, though, it’s too late — it was torn down last year anyway, in an apparent violation of state law. All that is left is a vacant lot. (snip) The circa 1891-93 building, at 34 S. Pennsylvania Ave., was built shortly after Beth Israel was incorporated in 1890 by some of the earliest Jewish leaders of the...
  • Shooting Attack at Paris Synagogue Thwarted at Last Moment

    06/15/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/15/14 | Ari Soffer
    As France continues to grapple with growing violent anti-Semitism alarming reports suggest a potentially deadly terrorist attack on a Paris synagogue in broad daylight was thwarted at the very last minute on Saturday. According to French-language JSS News, a pair of unidentified attackers approached the synagogue, located in the French capital's 20th District, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun. According to reports they began aiming their guns at bystanders and the building itself and pretended to open fire, but fled the scene when they saw armed French police officers guarding the synagogue. Reports say they escaped on...
  • Across the USA, Jews urged not to walk home from synagogue alone

    04/20/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    This is what we have come to. “US Synagogue network urges Jews not to walk home alone,” By Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2014 (thanks to Jack) Following anti-Semitic shooting in Kansas, US Jewish community on high alert; Police increase presence at Jewish sites in New York and Washington. The National Council of Young Israel has urged synagogue goers not to walk home alone during the final days of the Passover holiday. The security precaution is one of several emailed to those affiliated with the national modern orthodox synagogue network this week in response to the recent shooting attack...
  • Ukraine Synagogue Bombed (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 11:52:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    When the anti-Jewish flyer story broke, I said that we could not be sure which side had distributed it, but it was certain that both sides brought Jew-hatred into the fight. I also said that emergency emigration of all Jews should begin at once. The Jewish people suffered untold horrors In the Ukraine. Not one Jew should have stayed after a million of Jews were slaughtered in the country during WWII. At 2 AM, Saturday morning, the Nikolayev synagogue in Ukraine was firebombed multiple times….Nikolayev has a community of 15,000 Jews. And back in February, the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in...
  • Ukraine Synagogue Firebombed Amid Protests

    02/24/2014 9:44:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 2/25/2014, 4:14 AM | Elad Benari
    A synagogue in eastern Ukraine was firebombed over the weekend amid the mass protests that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, the International Business Times (IBT) reports. The Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, was attacked by unknown individuals, the report said, citing the Russian-language Timenews.in.ua news site. No one was injured, local authorities said. Minor damages were caused to the building. Photos published by the website showed traces of a fire on the facade a balcony. …