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    Ban champ Tyson Fury from boxing over anti-Semitic comments, ex-titlist Wladimir Klitschko says
    Jun23

    Ban champ Tyson Fury from boxing over anti-Semitic comments, ex-titlist Wladimir Klitschko says

    (JTA) — Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko called for his successor to the crown, Tyson Fury, to be banned from boxing over anti-Semitic, homophobic and sexist comments. On Thursday, Klitschko described the remarks in May by Fury, who took the Ukrainian’s title in November, as “Hitler-like.” Fury, 27, of Britain, was...

    Ukraine police accuse bank owned by Vienna Jew of massive fraud
    Jun17

    Ukraine police accuse bank owned by Vienna Jew of massive fraud

    (JTA) — Ukrainian police investigators accused representatives of a bank owned by an Austrian Jew of defrauding Ukraine out of more than $750 million and laundering that money for further use. The alleged fraud took place between 2011 and 2015 with help from “a criminal group of unidentified persons who represented Meinl Bank together with...

    Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine trigger brawl by shooting local with BB gun
    Jun15

    Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine trigger brawl by shooting local with BB gun

    Haredi Orthodox Jewish men pray on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in Uman Ukraine, Sept. 4 2013. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90) (JTA) — Ukrainian police detained two Israelis who triggered a brawl in Uman by shooting a local man in the face with a BB gun. The local was hit in the nose and lightly wounded by the plastic bullet Saturday night. There were no...

    Cemeteries initiative has preserved 70 Eastern European graveyards
    Jun08

    Cemeteries initiative has preserved 70 Eastern European graveyards

    (JTA) — A German-funded pilot program for protecting Eastern European Jewish cemeteries has helped preserve at least 70 graveyards since 2015, the effort’s initiators told Council of Europe delegates. The briefing Wednesday in Strasbourg about the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, or ESJF, came two years after its inception with an...

    Argentinian-Israeli soccer star powers team to premier A league
    Jun07

    Argentinian-Israeli soccer star powers team to premier A league

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — An Argentinian-Israeli soccer star on Sunday led the Argentinian team “Talleres” to a championship and a promotion from the national B Division to the premier A league Eial Strahman, 26, who formerly played for the Israeli Maccabi Haifa team, is now being called “Strahman the super hero” by local media for the unbeaten...

    Ukraine arrests Frenchman allegedly planning synagogue attack in Paris terror spree
    Jun06

    Ukraine arrests Frenchman allegedly planning synagogue attack in Paris terror spree

    (JTA) — Ukraine’s State Security Service said it has arrested a Frenchman who planned to carry out terrorist attacks, including on a synagogue, during the Euro 2016 soccer championships in Paris. The man, 25, was arrested in late May on the country’s border with Poland and was heavily armed, according to the announcement Monday by the...

    Ukraine arrests Frenchman planning to attack synagogue during Euro 2016
    Jun06

    Ukraine arrests Frenchman planning to attack synagogue during Euro 2016

    (JTA) — Ukraine’s State Security Service said it has arrested a Frenchman who planned to carry out terrorist attacks, including on a synagogue, during the Euro 2016 soccer championship. The announcement by the Ukrainian intelligence agency, known as the SBU, on Monday said that the man, age 25, had been arrested in late May on the...

    Record attendance ‘overwhelms’ organizers of symbolic Auschwitz bike ride
    Jun02

    Record attendance ‘overwhelms’ organizers of symbolic Auschwitz bike ride

    WARSAW (JTA) — A record 150 cyclists or more are scheduled to participate in the third Holocaust commemorative Ride for the Living in Poland. Participants aged 16-81 from eight countries are scheduled to join the 55-mile trek from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland to the Jewish community center in Krakow that begins on Friday....

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev honors for mass murderers of Jews
    Jun02

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev honors for mass murderers of Jews

    (JTA) — The chief rabbi of Moscow condemned the honoring in Ukraine of nationalists whose troops massacred Jews. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who is also the president of the European Conference of Rabbis, spoke of his “concern” over the trend in an interview Tuesday with JTA during a gathering of the standing committee of the Conference in Vienna....

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev’s honoring of anti-Semites
    Jun02

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev’s honoring of anti-Semites

    (JTA) — The chief rabbi of Moscow condemned the honoring in Ukraine of nationalists whose troops massacred Jews. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who is also the president of the European Conference of Rabbis, spoke of his “concern” over the trend in an interview Tuesday with JTA during a gathering of the standing committee of the Conference in Vienna....

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