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Netherlands – Police: No Bias In Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant Stabbing

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 Netherlands - Amsterdam police have released additional details about Monday night’s stabbing in a kosher restaurant, putting to rest any rumors that the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism. As previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/734MRe), a female diner at Grand Cafe Rimon had been chatting with a man in the restaurant when he inexplicably pulled a knife and stabbed her. The...

New York – Cause Of Crane Collapse That Killed Jewish Man Could Take Weeks To Know

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 New York - It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from nearby buildings and poring over the twisted, crumpled steel of the 565-foot-long crane, which came...

Tel Aviv – US Voices Displeasure With Israel’s Proposed ‘NGO Transparency Law’

Monday, January 11th, 2016 Tel Aviv - The US embassy in Tel Aviv issued a statement Monday underlining the differences between its own Foreign Agents Registration Act and the proposed ‘NGO Transparency Law’ championed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in a clear sign of its displeasure with the proposed legislation. The statement was issued along with one that stated that US Ambassador Dan Shapiro met on Sunday with...

Australia – Hebrew Bible Used At Swearing In Of New Minister In Australian Government Shakeup

Monday, September 21st, 2015 Australia - On Monday, yarmulke-wearing 44 year-old Josh Frydenberg was sworn in as Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia while using a Hebrew Bible in part of a government shake up that resulted from last week's election which saw the Liberal Party's Malcolm Turnbull oust former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Frydenberg proudly held his Chumash---given to him by his mentor, the...

Denmark – Dutch Chief Rabbi Says Police Warned Him A Year Ago About Traveling By Train

Monday, August 31st, 2015 Denmark - On the heels of last week's terrorist incident aboard a Thalys train headed to Paris from Amsterdam, Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs revealed on Sunday that Dutch authorities warned him a year ago to try to avoid traveling by train. JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1N4PWA9) reports that Jacobs offered up the admission during a Sunday speech in front of a gathering in Oosterbee celebrating...

New York – Complaint Sent To AG’s Office Alleges Taxpayer Funding Of Jewish Terrorism Abroad

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 New York - On the heels of a televised report in Israel profiling the Israeli nonprofit organization, Honenu, a complaint has been filed with New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office charging that taxpayers dollars, in both the U.S. and Israel, are being used to fund terrorist activity against Arabs. JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1hb9aGA) reports that, according to the complaint...

Netherlands – Dutch Chief Rabbi Says “It Is Time” For Netherlands To Apologize For Involvement In Holocaust

Sunday, August 9th, 2015 Netherlands - Denmark's Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs say "it is time," and is calling on Netherland's Prime Minister to follow the lead of his neighbors and offer an official apology for the nation collaborating with the Nazis in the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. Rabbi Jacobs told JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1WarHDe) last week that the time for a "comprehensive apology" has come due from...

New York – American Pharoah, Owned By Jew From Egypt, Wins Horse Racing Triple Crown

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 New York - By mid-stretch, Bob Baffert knew it. American Pharoah was going to win the Triple Crown. He took his eyes off the horse to soak in the crazed scene of the packed grandstand. Fans jumped up and down, hugged, and tossed drinks in the air. The race wasn't even over yet, and the crowd knew it, too. Thirty-seven years of waiting to see one of the rarest feats in sports was almost...

Tehran – Iranian Military Chief Threatens To ‘Wipe Tel Aviv Off The Map’

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Tehran - A senior Iranian official on Thursday threatened to “wipe Tel Aviv and Haifa off the map” in the event of an Israeli attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear installations. General Mustafa Yazdi, the assistant chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, warned that “Iran will flatten Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel perpetrates an attack on our country.” The Lebanese...

Paris – Owner Of Paris Kosher Supermarket In Terrorist Attack Wants To Leave France

Monday, January 12th, 2015 Paris - The brother of the owner of the Paris kosher supermarket where a terrorist attack took place Jan. 9 said his brother plans to leave France and move to Israel. In an interview with German newspaper Bild (http://bit.ly/14MyU6y) Joel Oualid, 46, says his brother, owner Patrice Oualid, 39, is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound to his arm, and that he, his wife and his five...

Teaneck, NJ – Rabbi Pruzansky Accuses Media Of Distortion, Offers His Thoughts On Controversial Blog Post

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 Teaneck, NJ - In a Motzei Shabbos interview on the Zev Brenner radio show, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky addressed allegations of anti-Arab rhetoric following a recent blog post that addressed the Har Nof massacre. Rabbi Pruzansky, the rabbi of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, offered possible solutions to stem the recent rash of terror attacks in a column titled “Dealing with Savages.” ...

The Hague, Netherlands – Tiny Jewish Faction In Muslim Hague Neighborhood Gets OK For Sukkah; Dutch Police Warn Against It

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 The Hague, Netherlands - Despite warnings from Dutch police that the erection of a sukkah in the predominately Muslim neighborhood of Schilderswijk in the Hague could attract vandalism, city officials went ahead and gave the green-light on Friday to an application to erect one put forth by a member of the tiny ultra-Orthodox Jewish community located within the neighborhood. JTA is reporting...

Minsk – Late Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Honored in Belarus Museum

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 Minsk, Belarus - A memorial event with a special photo exhibition honoring the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took place on Monday, September 15 in Minsk at the National History Museum of Belarus, from where Sharon’s parents immigrated to the Jewish State. The event was held as part of the Limmud FSU Belarus festival, a festival of Jewish learning, held Sept. 12-14 in Vitebsk...

Chicago, IL – Rabbi At Israeli Seminary Sued By American Parents Allege Sexual Assault Of Their Daughters

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 Chicago  ,IL – The parents of teen girls who registered to sent to Orthodox seminaries in Israel, are suing the rabbi in charge and the school to refund their tuition, stating that the rabbi sexually assaulted girls and falsely presented the seminaries to entice the parents to pay thousands of dollars to attend the schools. According to the court documents filed Aug. 4, 2014 at the NORTHERN...

Perth, Australia – Chasidic Israeli Rabbi, Assistant Accosted By Youths While Visiting Australia

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 Perth, Australia – A n Israeli Hasidic rabbi and his assistant who were traveling were the targets of anti-Semitic verbal  abuse and threats while visiting a mall in Australia. The West Australian (http://yhoo.it/1kkYiX6) reports that the Stropkover Rebbe from Jerusalem, Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstam, and his 21-year-old assistant were approached and insulted by a group of six teenagers...
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