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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 STAFF REPORTERS | Jul 09, 2014

The Jewish Chronicle, London, UK:

‘Former Home Secretary denies rape allegation’


Former Home Secretary Lord Leon Brittan (74), one of the five Jewish Cabinet members in Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government, has said an allegation that he indecently assaulted a woman in the 1960s is “wholly without foundation”.

Canadian Jewish News, Toronto, Canada:

‘Air Canada’s Dreamliner to fly on Tel Aviv route’


Canada’s Ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici, hosted nearly 300 Israelis, Americans, Canadians and others on Canada Day to inaugurate Air Canada’s new Dreamliner 787 service between Toronto and Tel Aviv.

The Algemeiner, Brooklyn, UK:

‘Rabbi returns lost tefillin sets found in Alabama unclaimed airline baggage store’


A Florida rabbi who recently discovered seven tefillin sets in an unclaimed airline baggage storage in Alabama, was able to successfully restore most of the prayer accessories to their owners with the help of social media.

European Jewish Press, Europe:

‘Man attacked in Sweden for hanging Israeli flag on window’


A 38-year-old man was attacked in Malmo, Sweden for hanging an Israeli flag on his window. The assailants smashed the man’s window, chased him from his building, wielding iron pipes. Police are treating the attack as a hate crime and ‘aggravated assault’.

Arutz Sheva, West Bank, Israel:

‘Southern residents fears for their lives as rockets keep falling’


As the IDF mobilises for a possible ground offensive, Israelis living within the line of Hamas rocket fire, wait in fear and frustration, having been forced to stay within a 15-second distance of their nearest bomb shelter as rocket after rocket falls on their homes from Gaza.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, international:

‘Israel okays call-up of additional 40 000 combat reservists’


Israel’s Cabinet approved the call-up of 40 000 additional combat reservists, in an effort to stop a rocket barrage on southern Israel. Also, the Tel Aviv municipality has said it will check and open public bomb shelters as Hamas threatened on its public websites it would fire rockets at the city.

Ha’aretz, Israel:

‘No doubt Hamas will try to target Tel Aviv next, says senior IDF official’


Israel launched a series of airstrikes on Gaza militants early on Tuesday, dubbing the offensive ‘Operation Protective Edge’. More than 50 targets were hit in the offensive. According to the IDF, eight projectiles were launched been 02:00 and 06:00.


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