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German synagogue gunman admits to antisemitic motive

The man accused of killing two in a gun attack near a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle has admitted to the crime and to having a far-right, antisemitic motivation.

A music lover, a painter: Victims of Halle shooting identified

Two residents of Germany’s Halle who were shot dead during an attempted massacre at the city’s synagogue were identified in German media as 40-year-old music superfan Jana Lange and a 20-year-old painter worker Kevin S.

German Jewish community shocked and horrified following Halle attack

The Central Council of Jews in Germany is shocked and horrified following the attack in the city of Halle in East Germany on Yom Kippur, which took the lives of two people.

Romania to open its first Holocaust museum

Nearly three-quarters of a century since the end of World War II, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum.

Merkel attends Berlin synagogue vigil for shooting victims of Yom Kippur attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended an evening vigil at a historic synagogue in central Berlin to honour the victims of a deadly Yom Kippur attack in the east German city of Halle.

Students in Warsaw remember pre-WWII segregation of Jews

Students at the University of Warsaw, one of the largest Polish universities, commemorated the victims of a segregation policy against Jews introduced there 82 years ago.

Syrian man detained with knife near Berlin synagogue

Two guards protecting a Berlin synagogue in the district of Mitte detained a Syrian man who apparently sought to enter the building with a knife.

Arabic-speaking man tosses stone at Israeli’s head in Germany

A 27 -year-old Israeli woman was the victim of a violent antisemitic attack in Bavaria after an Arabic-speaking man tossed a stone at her after she spoke Hebrew.

José Oulman Carp elected as President of the Jewish Community of Lisbon

José Oulman Carp has been elected as the new President of the Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL).

Jews fight against Swedish party’s call to ban circumcision

Swedish Jews joined the country’s Muslim community in protesting the call by a major political party to ban all non-medical circumcisions.

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