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WATCH: Three-year-old girl survives skyride caught in tail of giant kite

It took some 30 seconds before the girl's nightmare ended and she was pulled back to the ground by members of the crowd as the kite was brought back under control.

By REUTERS
31/08/2020
Man who threatened Jews for not complying with restrictions pleads guilty

Anthony Lodespoto, 43, was arrested on March and was originally charged with making second-degree terroristic threats amid a state of emergency, which came into effect in the US on March 1, 2020.

Bar Refaeli
Israeli celebrities launch global campaign against child abuse

According to numbers provided by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel, over the past few months there has been a 41% increase in inquiries regarding abuse and sexual assault of children.

Facebook algorithms actively promote Holocaust denial, think tank finds

Typing “holocaust” in the Facebook search function brought up suggestions for denial pages, which point users to publishers that sell revisionist and denial literature.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/08/2020
Anti-Defamation Commission condemns Facebook for selling Nazi-like items

"At a time of a dramatic rise in antisemitism and racism against ethnic minorities, to have such poisonous objects on Facebook only helps to inflame the embers of discrimination and extremism."

Sara Netanyahu calls herself a 'battered woman,' receives backlash

"I feel like I've gone through sexual assault," Sara Netanyahu said and added that she's "going through a difficult time."

Urban Dictionary tweets allegedly antisemitic definition of 'anti-Zionism'

Many Twitter users were outraged with the retweet of anti-Zionism and accompanying definition given by Urban Dictionary, many deeming it antisemitic.

Human brain
Frustrated? Human patterns of synchronization may be the reason - study

Using an ensemble of 16 violinists, the researchers investigated human synchronization for the first time in a measurable and accurate way.

Jewish orgs., Israel ministry press Facebook to stop online antisemitism

The coalition recruited Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen to urge the social network to adopt the IHRA's definition of antisemitism.

Senior citizens learn how to use social media platforms amid pandemic

They’re also discovered that it’s a lot of fun sharing what they’ve found on the Internet.

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