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  • ICC Note: Christians in the Garissa, Kenya are requesting additional security from Kenyan officials after al-Shabaab attacked an elementary school killing one professor and taking two hostage. Additionally, al-Shabaab beat a teacher of Somali descent for housing Kenyan Christians. The Kenyan government has promised to send security guards to protect community members during worship services. Thus, we […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: South Sudanese Starve as Ugandan Refugee Camps Run out of Food   15 hours, 57 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note: South Sudanese Christians are fleeing their country in numbers that exceed previous predictions because of the violence that has engulfed the world’s newest nation. Thanks to Uganda’s open refugee policy, these South Sudanese Christians have a place to go. However, Uganda now houses more than 900,000 refugees and has seen a strain on its resources. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Possible Drug Trade Drives Persecution, Philippine Government Fights Back   15 hours, 57 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note: It has been over four weeks since the Maute group invaded the Philippines and went on a rampage killing Christians. While the goal of the invasion was to establish an Islamic caliphate, there is speculation that the Maute militants are motivated by drugs more than radical ideology. The Maute group funds their operation through the […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Philippine Girl Forced to Pray Muslim Prayer   15 hours, 57 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note: In the southern Philippines, Jen-Jen, a sixth grade girl accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. After her conversion, Jen-Jen found that most people in her town and school were not supportive of her newfound love for Christ. Her Arabic teacher threatened to fail Jen-Jen if she did not memorize and recite a Muslim prayer in […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Canadian School District Attempts to Silence Bible Teachings   15 hours, 57 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note: Officials from the Battle River School Division in Alberta, Canada have requested that Cornerstone Christian Academy refrain from teaching scriptures that may be considered “offensive.” In an effort to settle the issue and reach an agreement, the school and the school division have recently held a public forum. After seeking legal assistance on the matter, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Egyptian Police Kill Seven Suspected of Attacks Against Christians   15 hours, 58 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note: Egyptian police found militants hiding in the desert that they claim were responsible for the terrorist attacks against Christians in the last several months. When the police tried to arrest the militants, they opened fire and seven were killed by the police in the ensuing shoot out. The police found weapons, a motorcycle and military […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Coptic Christians Disillusioned at Failure of Government to Protect Egyptians   15 hours, 58 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note: Coptic Christians supported the 2013 coup that established Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president of Egypt because he promised to protect the Christian minority and bring an end to the prevalence of Islamic extremism. However, those hopes have been dashed. President al-Sisi has failed to protect Coptic Christians and Egyptians in general. In fact, his repressive […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Christian Leaders Protest Against Harassment in India’s Madhya Pradesh State   15 hours, 58 minutes ago · View

    ICC Note:  Christian leaders in India’s Madhya Pradesh state have rallied in Bhopal against what they call state-sponsored harassment of Christians. Over the past month, multiple Christians have been falsely accused of crimes by Hindu extremists only to be arrested and harassed by local police acting on behalf of the extremists. In the most recent incident, a […]

  • ICC Note: As previously reported, a federal judge recently ordered that a cross located on public park grounds in Pensacola, Florida must be taken down. In response, Franklin Graham issued a statement on Facebook, condemning the decision, noting that the cross is offensive “because it represents the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.” This judge’s decision, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: NASCAR’s first Israeli driver is an unlikely success story   15 hours, 58 minutes ago · View

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    Alon Day sitting next to his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ 4th Annual Mid-Ohio Challenge in Lexington, Aug. 12, 2016. (Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

    (JTA ) — Israeli race car driver Alon Day’s rise to the highest ranks of NASCAR has been an unexpected one for a variety of reasons. Here’s one of them: The 25-year-old […]

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    Sarah Mulhern, a recent graduate of Hebrew College, with her husband and newborn baby. (Courtesy of Mulhern)

    NEW YORK ( JTA) — A few weeks after her first daughter’s due date, Catherine Clark was set to begin her fifth and final year at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Conservative rabbinical school. Clark was excited to graduate and ecstatic to become […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Houston Jewish federation hires its first woman CEO   15 hours, 58 minutes ago · View

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    Avital Ingber comes to the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston after serving in key roles at the Washington-area federation. (Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater Houston)

    (JTA ) — Houston’s Jewish federation has hired its first woman as CEO. Avital Ingber was announced Thursday as the successor to Lee Wunsch, who has served in the post for 18 […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Iranian protesters say destroying Israel is Muslim world’s top priority   15 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

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    Demonstrators attending an anti-Israeli protest for Quds Day in Iran, June 23, 2017. (Tasnim News Agency)

    (JTA ) — Protesters attending anti-Israel rallies across Iran declared that destroying the Jewish state is “the Muslim world’s top priority.” Iranians participating in Quds Day, a worldwide event held annually to protest Israel and Zionism, also called for unity among pro-Palestinian groups against the “child-murdering” […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Bolivia’s leader calls rival Chile the ‘Israel of South America’   15 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

    (JTA ) — President Evo Morales of Bolivia called Chile the “Israel of South America” ​​in condemning the expulsion of nine Bolivian officials on Wednesday. The officials were detained in Chile after being accused of smuggling, theft and illegal possession of weapons. They are to be expelled from the country within the next 30 days. Lashing out at Chile, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Lawmakers urge Trump to appoint White House Jewish liaison   15 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

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    President Donald Trump, left, with senior adviser Jared Kushner during a meeting in Rome with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy, May 24, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    (JTA ) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to appoint a White House liaison to the Jewish community. Reps. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Stephanie […]

  • (JTA ) — Poland’s human rights commissioner is being urged to resign after saying the “Polish nation” took part in carrying out the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country whose government increasingly emphasizes that Poland never collaborated with the Nazis. Speaking Wednesday on the state-run TVP Info, Adam Bodnar said, “There is no doubt that the Germans were responsible for […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Here’s how we can preserve the dignity of aging Holocaust survivors   15 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

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    The Flatbush Jewish Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., hosts gatherings for Holocaust survivors and volunteers who provide companionship and support. (Stephen Shames/JFNA)

    (JTA ) — Nazi death marches crippled Mr. Cohen’s knees. The 94-year-old who survived Auschwitz now felt defeated trying to climb the stairs to his walk-up condo. He and his wife of 66 years used to […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Board calls for fire-ravaged Lower East Side shul to be demolished   15 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

    NEW YORK ( JTA) — A historic synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side ravaged by a fire last month may soon be demolished. NY 1 reported Thursday that the local community board approved a proposal to tear down the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. The committee urged the synagogue’s owners to determine whether pieces of the building can be preserved in either […]

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    Otto Warmbier confessing to stealing a political poster in North Korea, Feb. 29, 2016. (Screenshot from YouTube)

    (JTA ) – Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, was remembered by friends and loved ones at a public memorial officiated by […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: ZOA: Don’t give Roger Waters a platform   15 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailZionist Organization of America calls on concert facilities not to give a platform to anti-Israel activist Roger Waters.

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