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New York residents gathered Sunday to mourn the deaths of the seven siblings killed in Brooklyn in a fire believed to have been started by a hot plate. The bodies of the Sassoon family children, ages 5 to 16, will be flown to Israel for a prompt burial in

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French FM Fabius says France to start discussions on a possible UN Security resolution on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Yossi Lempkowicz NEW YORK (EJP)---France is set to start discussions with its European partners on a possible United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the framework for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. “We have said that these parameters ha... Full Article

Israeli Minister: Europe needs to be ‘more fair’ with Israel if it wants to play a mediating role between Israel and the Palestinians

By Yossi Lempkowicz TEL AVIV (EJP)---As the European Union urged Israel and the Palestinians to quickly resume peace talks, in view of the upcoming formation of a new Israeli coalition government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior Likud figure said that Europeans need to have a ‘’more fair’... Full Article

'European scepticism towards a new government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not facilitate the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks'

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUXELLES (EJP)---Dutch Member of the European Parliament Bastiaan Belder believes that Europe should take a ‘’more constructive attitude’’ towards the upcoming new government of Israel. ‘’This will bring the Palestinians quicker to the negotiating table for a two-state solution,... Full Article

WJC leader Ronald Lauder says US failed to lead fight against radical Islam which fuels new anti-Semitism

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON (EJP)---World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has warned that radical Islam was fueling the flames of a new anti-Semitism engulfing Europe, criticizing the United States for failing to lead the fight to extinguish the threat. During a testimony at a hearing befo... Full Article

Graves vandalized in Jewish cemetery in Hungary

By Yossi Lempkowicz BUDAPEST (EJP)---About 20 graves were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery Gyongyos, a northeastern city in Hungary. According to a Jewish leader, the damage to the graves, including the scattering of human remains, was "unprecedented." A number of graves dating as far back as the late 1800... Full Article

Israeli among victims of German airliner crash

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---The Israeli foreign ministry has confirmed that an Israeli citizen was on the Airbus A320 of the Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline that crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday. Eyal Baum, a 39-year-old businessman from Hod HaSharon, was living in Germany an... Full Article

Members of the US House of Representatives form task force to combat anti-Semitism worldwide

By Yossi Lempkowicz WASHINGTON (EJP)---Eight members of the US House of Representatives announced the formation of a task-force aimed at combating anti-Semitism. "Around the world, we are witnessing an alarming rise of anti-Semitism that is dangerous and complex. Over the past few years, Jewish schools, synagogu... Full Article

British PM David Cameron reiterates Britain’s support for a two-state solution

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---British Prime Minister David Cameron told re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he was looking forward to working with the future new Israeli government. According to a Downing Street spokesperson, he also reiterated Britain’s support for a two-state solutio... Full Article

British police arrested six people following an anti-Semitic incident at a Stamford Hill Synagogue in London

By Yossi Lempkowicz LONDON (EJP)---British police have arrested six people following an anti-Semitic incident at a Stamford Hill Synagogue in London. The Jewish Chronicle reported a street fight occurred between party-goers leaving a house and local Jews early Sunday morning. A video of the incident showed aroun... Full Article