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February 27, 2015  RSS feed
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German Jewish magazine to hide publication’s name in deliveries

A monthly Jewish magazine in Germany, Judisches Berlin, said it will deliver copies to subscribers in blank envelopes as a response to recent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe. “We decided to do so despite the significant additional costs to reduce the likelihood of hostility towards our more than 10,000 community members,” the magazine’s spokesman told Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper.

The Guardian reported that in a foreword to the latest issue of the magazine, Gideon Joffe, board chairman of the Jewish Community of Berlin, wrote, “Israelis are beaten up in Berlin solely on the grounds that they are Israeli Jews. We are not yet – I repeat yet – at the stage where Jews are being murdered in Germany just because they are Jews. But measures have to be taken to protect the democratic rule of law.”

Germany is home to nearly 200,000 Jews, and the number of Israelis migrating to Germany has increased in recent years.

Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem torched in suspected hate crime

JERUSALEM – A Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem was set on fire in what is believed to be a hate crime. Graffiti reading “Redemption of Zion” and disparaging Jesus were spray-painted on the walls of the seminary in the early Thursday morning, Feb. 26, attack. A room was damaged in the blaze; no one was injured.

“There is no room for such deplorable activity in Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said in a statement. “We must eradicate this behavior and bring those responsible to justice.”

The attack comes a day after a mosque was set ablaze in the West Bank village of Jaba, near Bethlehem, in what is believed to be a nationalist attack.

“These attacks are a direct consequence of the calls for recognition of Israel as a ‘Jewish State’ and Jerusalem as the ‘eternal and undivided capital of the Jewish people,’” chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a statement. “We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for those attacks that aim at terrorizing our people in order to leave their land.”

Apple CEO visits Israel HQ, meets Rivlin

JERUSALEM – Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the company’s new research and development offices in Israel and met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Feb. 25-26. Israel is Apple’s second largest R&D hub outside the United States, The Wall Street Journal reported.

At the meeting with Rivlin, Cook said, “We hired our first individual in Israel in 2011 and we now have over 700 people working in Israel directly for us. Israel and Apple have gotten much closer together over the last three years than ever before, and we see that as just the beginning.”

Cook was accompanied by Apple vice president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, an Arab-Israeli who grew up in Haifa and earned computer science degrees from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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