At least 4 dead in terror attack near Vienna synagogue

At least 4 dead in terror attack near Vienna synagogue

Police shot and killed one of the suspects, who authorities said was an Islamist terrorist. At least four victims were killed and 15 others injured in a series of shootings that started near the Stadttempel synagogue in central Vienna on Monday night, which Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said were connected to the Islamic State terror group. The shooting began at about 8 p.m. local time at six different locations by multiple gunmen armed with rifles,…

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Norman Naimark joined the Scientific Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Norman Naimark joined the Scientific Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Norman Naimark, a well-known American historian and Professor at Stanford University, joined the Scientific Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. Norman Naimark is a Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford University and specializes in the Region’s recent history. In particular, Professor Naimark is recognised as one of the leading American and world experts in the history of the Soviet era. His academic interests include genocide and ethnic cleansing in Eastern Europe, the…

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Presentation of the projects of the Babylon Yar Holocaust Memorial team

Presentation of the projects of the Babylon Yar Holocaust Memorial team

The video and the full text of the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial are offered to your attention. For the first time, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Charitable Foundation is publishing a full video of its Supervisory Board meeting. All details are for your attention: internal presentations, budget figures, new projects with Serhiy Loznytsia, Center for Spatial Technologies, research and development of the team. This is a discussion with…

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Allentown Synagogue ”Zoombombed”

Allentown Synagogue ”Zoombombed”

A virtual service hosted by Congregation Keneseth Israel of Allentown was ‘’zoombombed’’ over the weekend by hackers who spewed anti-Semitic and racial slurs. About 75 members of the synagogue were logged into a Zoom service on Friday night when the uninvited guests uploaded an image of a swastika and began to spew hate-filled language. ”At first, we thought the random sounds and voices were someone who forgot to mute themselves,” Rabbi Seth Phillips told PBS39. ”When profanity…

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Brooklyn lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser

Brooklyn lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser

Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges over accusations they tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York, was charged along with fellow attorney Urooj Rahman with the attempted attack on an empty police cruiser parked outside the 88th…

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Israel is opening: The latest COVID-19 restrictions

Israel is opening: The latest COVID-19 restrictions

The country’s coronavirus restrictions are lifting fast, leaving the public with many questions regarding what can be done, when and how.  “We received a lot of joyful news today,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Tuesday night, as the government approved lifting more coronavirus regulations. “Drink a cup of coffee and a beer too,” he encouraged. “Go out and make a living.” But the prime minister also said that the Health Ministry was closely monitoring…

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Coronavirus Live: Israel Permits Reopening Synagogues

Coronavirus Live: Israel Permits Reopening Synagogues

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, Israel and the Palestinians are working to curb the spread of COVID-19 among their populations. 16,659 people in Israel have so far tested positive for the coronavirus; 278 people have died. In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 554 people tested positive; two people have died. In the Gaza Strip, 23 people were diagnosed, 16 of whom recovered. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved the reopening…

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