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    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor
    May14

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jew in his twenties was critically injured by his neighbor. The incident happened in Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to a statement on the community’s website, which identified the injured community member only as Abraham, 26. The neighbor attacked the man with a sharp object, hitting his leg,...

    Zionist youth movement endorses Belgian member in Euro song contest
    May13

    Zionist youth movement endorses Belgian member in Euro song contest

    (JTA) — The Hashomer Hatzair Jewish youth movement called on its members in Israel to vote in the for a performer representing Belgium in the Eurovision song contest because she is a member of the organization’s Brussels branch. Ellie Delvaux, 17, is one several dozen performers from 26 countries, including Israel, who are participating in...

    Jewish, Catholic headstones damaged in main Rome cemetery
    May12

    Jewish, Catholic headstones damaged in main Rome cemetery

    ROME (JTA) — Unidentified individuals damaged dozens of gravestones and memorials in both the Catholic and Jewish sections of one of Rome’s main cemeteries. According to the Italian media, the damage was discovered Friday morning during an inspection before the Verano cemetery opened. The culprits smashed or toppled crosses as well as Stars...

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest
    May12

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest

    (JTA) — Roma and Jewish groups in Hungary celebrated as a Roma singer’s song about oppressed minorities advanced to the finals of the Eurovision song contest. Joci Pápai, 35, is the first Roma to represent Hungary in the continental song competition among 42 countries. He made the cut in the semi-finals Thursday night in Kiev, along with...

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine
    May11

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine

    (JTA) — Ukraine has banned the American action movie star Steven Seagal, who last year received Russian citizenship in a ceremony from President Vladimir Putin. A spokesman for the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, confirmed the blacklisting of Seagal, a martial arts expert whose father was a Jew of Russian descent, in a statement sent last...

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank soccer teams
    May11

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank soccer teams

    Israeli players from the Aroni Ariel soccer team practicing at their stadium in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, Sept. 21, 2016. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) JERUSALEM (JTA) — The FIFA Congress will not hold a vote this year on a Palestinian proposal questioning the status of Israeli teams in the West Bank. Nearly three-quarters of FIFA member...

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank teams
    May11

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank teams

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The FIFA Congress voted to accept the proposal of the governing body of international soccer’s council and not hold a vote on a Palestinian proposal questioning the status of Israeli teams in the West Bank. The vote passed Thursday with the approval of 73 percent of the member FIFA nations. It comes after the council of...

    240 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel
    May09

    240 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A plane carrying 240 Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel. The flight that landed on Monday was chartered by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. The group of immigrants is made up of 62 families, including 60 children and adolescents and 10 immigrants above the age 70, as well as 14 cats and dogs. The new...

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets
    May01

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine have initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer, now 94, who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. Boris Steckler is accused of throwing a grenade into a bunker where the victim and several other anti-Soviet underground fighters were hiding. His accusers claim he was working for...

    Murder investigation opened against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer
    May01

    Murder investigation opened against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine opened the probe against 94-year-old Boris Steckler on April 18, the Ist Pravda news website reported last week based on documents it obtained...

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