Growing anti-Semitism in France is causing Jews in the country to leave “in droves” according to the influential editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle. Stephen Pollard, the editor of the Jewish newspaper said an exodus had begun, and “every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave”. He added that the situation was “the largest emigration of Jews anywhere …

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Jews Are Leaving France 'In Droves' Claims Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard

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Gaza City – Thousands of former Hamas employees who have not received a salary in months will likely take to the streets if a solution is not found soon, a Hamas representative has warned. Basem Naeem, a former health minister and prime ministerial adviser, told Al Jazeera that the status quo “cannot continue”, noting the pressure has become too much for many to bear. “To cut the salary of anyone is like cutting his throat,” Naeem said in an interview at his office in Gaza City.

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Hamas warns of unpaid staff taking to streets

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Egypt tightens the Israeli blockade on Gaza Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have been struggling under the weight of the Israeli blockade for several years, blame Egypt for the worsening of their situation. Gaza's Arab neighbor Egypt..

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MidEast In Depth – Can Hezbollah handle two fronts: ISIS and Israel? Matthew Levitt Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on counter-terrorism and intelligence writes an article in the washington post looking at the situation..

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MidEast In Depth – Can Hezbollah handle two fronts: ISIS and Israel? – Video


Skip to comments. Posted on 11/23/2014 4:17:46 PM PST by Eleutheria5 European Parliament Member Bastiaan Belder of the Netherlands has urged the parliament to hold a debate on anti-Semitism.

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European MP: EU Parliament Ignores Anti-Semitism


The growing tension observed during the last few days in Jerusalem and the political reactions that they triggered reflect a climate of mistrust and persistent political deadlock. The only equal to the suffering endured by the Palestinians is the daily injustice they are subjected to

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Mission to Gaza and the West Bank: FIDH calls on Palestine to seize the International Criminal Court


A group of residents from Biggin have held a ‘free Palestine party’ in response to the situation in Gaza, at the same time as celebrating a woman’s 70th Birthday.

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Residents get together for party to raise awareness of the international Gaza crisis

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Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

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Abbas threatens to end Hamas unity deal


Sat Sep 06 13:33:56 EDT 2014 In Christian Petzold’s compelling period piece, a woman confronts her long-lost husband in the aftermath of WWII. Christian Petzold’s post-Holocaust drama is based around an incredulous premise: A German woman (Nina Hoss) emerges from the concentration camps with horrific facial scars, receives plastic surgery and rediscovers her husband in Berlin, where he fails to recognize her.

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Toronto Review: Nina Hoss is Extraordinary in Holocaust Drama 'Phoenix'

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Despite tensions, tourism in the Middle East is growing and, for the most part, visitors can travel safely. We assess the situation in Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman and Tunisia Palestine The West Bank isn't the obvious destination for a relaxing break, but the FCO's warning to stay away was lifted years ago and the vibrancy of Palestinian culture may surprise you.

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Peace in the Middle East: holidays in the countryside