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A brief run-down of some of the more interesting items of Jewish news from around the world over the past week. These are compiled by SA Jewish Report’s editorial staff for the interest of our readers and website users. All of the source-publications are attributed, so those interested in reading a more complete account of any of the stories can easily go to the website of the original publication and search for them.
by SA JEWISH REPORT STAFF | Aug 06, 2014

The Jewish Chronicle, London, UK: www.thejc.com

‘Baroness Warsi quits government over Gaza’

 

The most senior Muslim woman in British politics, Faith and Communities Minister Baroness Sayeedi Warsi, who also had a role as a Foreign Office minister, has become the first UK minister to quit the government over its policy on Gaza.

 

Canadian Jewish News, Toronto, Canada: www.cjnews.com

‘BC premier voices strong support for Israel’

Israel has an ally in BC Premier Christy Clark, who posted a letter supporting Israel in its fight against Hamas in Gaza on the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ website. On July 27, she told an 800-strong crowd that Israel has a “right to defend itself against terrorist attacks”.

The Algemeiner, Brooklyn, UK: www.algemeiner.com

‘Pro-Israel protesters evacuated from front of White House after threats from Hamas supporters’

Dan Merica, associate producer for CNN Politics has sent out a series of photos and reports on social media about Israel supporters being evacuated in police vans from in front of the White House after being surrounded by menacing Hamas supporters.

European Jewish Press, Europe: www.ejpress.org

‘Doctor in Antwerp, Belgium, refuses to treat Jewish woman because of Gaza’

 

A Belgian doctor in the city of Antwerp refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib and suggested she “visit Gaza” to get rid of the pain, according to Antwerp’s Jewish weekly Joods Actueel. Hershy Taffel, the woman’s grandson, filed a complaint with police for discrimination.

Arutz Sheva, West Bank, Israel: www.israelnationalnews.com

‘Temple Mount open to Jews on 9th Av for first time in 3 years’

For the first time in three years the Temple Mount was opened to Jews on Tisha B'Av. On the morning of the fast, masked Arabs arrived at the Temple Mount throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the security forces. Police dispersed the rioters. There were no casualties. 

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, international: www.jta.org

‘Visiting Jerusalem rabbi attacked at mall in Australia’

Jerusalem’s Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstam visiting Australia on a lecture tour, was threatened by a gang of pro-Palestinian youths in a shopping mall near a Jewish suburb, early this week. According to an eyewitness, the rabbi and his assistant were set upon by six youths.

 

Ha’aretz, Israel:  www.haaretz.com

‘Truce holding across Gaza-Israel border’

Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza began an Egyptian-proposed 72-hour ceasefire at 08:00 on Tuesday, the 29th day of Operation Protective Edge. Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern and central Israel, as well as into the West Bank, until the minute before the lull began

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