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# jewish - Monday 23 September, 2013

Lithuania marks 70th anniversary of obliteration of Vilnius Jews

More than 90 per cent of Lithuania’s 200,000 pre-war Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and local collaborators during WWII.

# jewish - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Visiting Dublin's most sacred places? Here are the 'Dos and don'ts'

Do you know why shoes are taken off in Buddhist centres?

# jewish - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

98-year-old former Nazi charged with World War II crimes

Laszlo Lajos Csatari has been charged over his role in organising the deportation of an estimated 12,000 Jews to World War II death camps.

# jewish - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims

Fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed “more than ever” as they enter their final years.

# jewish - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Pig heads dumped outside French mosque provoke outrage

Jewish and Muslim groups have reacted angrily to the incident in town where Islamist gunman killed two paratroopers earlier this year.

# jewish - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Israeli government boosts budget for Holocaust survivors

Around 200,000 survivors live in Israel.

# jewish - Monday 20 February, 2012

Turkey urged to allow greater religious freedom

The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians has said that Turkey should grant equal rights to minorities in the country.

# jewish - Sunday 24 April, 2011

One Israeli killed and four injured after West Bank shooting

The group of Israelis had come to pray at a Jewish holy site in the West Bank but without authorisation and a man – alleged to be a Palestinain policeman – opened fire, according to the Israeli military.

# jewish - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Pope's new book: Jews not totally to blame for Jesus's death

Excerpts of Benedict XVI’s new book, ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, show the Pope arguing that Jews were not solely responsible.

Magazine claims Assange blames "Jewish" journalists for negative coverage

In an escalating war of words with the Guardian newspaper, Julian Assange has allegedly said that “Jewish” journalists had been deliberately painting a negative picture of him.

# jewish - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

A PALESTINIAN man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a Jerusalem court, after being found guilty of raping a Jewish woman because he lied about his religion.

Sabbar Kashur told the woman that he was a Jewish bachelor looking for a serious relationship when they met in a downtown Jerusalem market in 2008.

They then had consensual sex in a nearby building.

When the woman later found out that Kashur was not Jewish she filed rape and indecent assault charges against him.

The presidential judge, Zvi Segal, concluded that Kashur actions constituted rape: “If she hadn’t thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she would not have cooperated.”

Since the incident almost two years ago Kashur, who is married with two small children, has been placed under house arrest.

Kashur says the verdict is racist.

Speaking to Ha’aretz , Kashur said: “If I were Jewish they wouldn’t have even questioned me. That’s not called rape. I didn’t rape her in the forest and throw her away naked. She agreed to everything that happened.”

Th precedent of “rape by deception” was established in the Israeli High Court in 2008 after the Zvi Sleiman case; a man posing as senior official in the Housing Ministry who told women that they would receive apartments if they had sex with him.

Judge Elyakim Rubinstein ruled that rape by deception applies when a “person does not tell the truth regarding critical matters to a reasonable woman, and as a result of misrepresentation she has sexual relations with him.”