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Spanish police detain three individuals suspected of trafficking drone parts to Hezbollah

The investigation was initiated in Spain, where police officers detected Spanish companies owned by Lebanese-born citizens trading in large quantities of parts and components for military drones able to carry explosives.

Adidas ‘revising’ campaign for 1972 Munich Olympics shoe that features Bella Hadid

Adidas said it will revise a campaign that features Palestinian-American Bella Hadid modeling a sneaker recalling the 1972 Munich Olympics — the Games where 11 Israelis died in a terror attack by a Palestinian terrorist group.

Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain asks Spanish Congress for an institutional declaration against antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) asked the Spanish Congress of Deputies to prevent antisemitic statements from being made in Parliament and to approve an institutional declaration against antisemitism.

According to survey, 77% of Jews in Hamburg said they faced antisemitism in 2023

Trust in the police was notably low among victims of antisemitism, with only 32% expressing confidence in law enforcement authorities in the city.

Jewish cemetery desecrated in north-eastern Germany

Perpetrators sprayed a swastika on the main staircase of a memorial in the cemetery and smeared walls and pillars, a police spokesman said.

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defence ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would be “the first step in the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”

Swedish court prevents deportation of Palestinian who firebombed a synagogue

A Swedish court of appeals overturned a deportation order against a Palestinian man who firebombed a synagogue, saying he would be "in danger from Israel" because of his crime if sent to the Palestinian Authority.

Iranian activists infiltrated UK Labour meeting and voted against pro-Israel MP

Iran has “infiltrated” Labour, one of the party’s pro-Israel MPs has warned after journalists from its state broadcaster joined the party and then filmed a members-only meeting in her constituency.

Merkel condemns far right attack on Jewish restaurant

Chancellor Angela Merkel assured parliament she takes seriously Germans’ concerns about crimes committed by migrants and pledged a strong response, but condemned recent demonstrations as “hateful,” saying there is “no excuse” for expressions of hate, Nazi sympathies or violence in response.

Japanese diplomat’s son finds forged “visas for life” in Lithuanian archives

The youngest son of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, has discovered in the Lithuanian Central State Archives that some of the "visas for life" issued by his father were forgeries.

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