As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Croatia has outlawed hate crime, enabling it to become the 18th member of the European Union, the European Jewish Press reported.
The new law in Croatia promises “to protect those who may still be subjected to threats or acts of discrimination, hostility or violence,” makes it a crime to violate “public peace and order based on racial, ethnic, religious and other grounds.”
The pre-Holocaust Jewish community of Croatia numbered approximately 24,000 before a pro-Nazi government in 1941 began persecuting Jews, eventually deporting and exterminating approximately 78 percent of the Jewish community. After the war, almost half of the 2,500 remaining Jews in Croatia moved to Israel after 1948.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic earlier this year made a public apology to his country’s Holocaust victims in an address to the Knesset on an official visit to the Jewish State. “We need to look into our hearts, and to come to terms with the darkest stain in our history,” he said. “We must look in our hearts, at the darkest stain in our history. We must know: The snake is weak, but it is still there.”
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Researchers at the University of Haifa find that it is better for customer service employees to express positive emotions rather than show neutrality in their work.
Palestinian Authority and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says Israel will never be accepted as a Jewish State, but played coy about security issues.
Ferguson police officer cleared by Justice Department of civil rights charges in shooting of Michael Brown.
Two Islamic holidays have officially been added to the New York City public school calendar, closing schools on those days starting next year.
It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.
If President Obama isn’t going to listen to Netanyahu, at least he should listen to the concrete proposals by members of his own Democratic party.
State Dept. press briefing reporter: ‘Netanyahu said Iran and ISIS are working together.’ No, he said the opposite.
Andrea Shea King singled out the Black Congressional Caucus in a racist rant.
One issue the anti-Netanyahu parties and their media boosters don’t talk about is daily terror.
The anti-Bibi barrage last week cost him a grand total of two seats, which went to other parties but not to Bujie and Tzipi.
Rav Ovadia Yosef’s hat and robes made an appearance at a Shas political rally on Tuesday.
Don’t listen just to Bibi, President Obama, but to your own experts, right there in Washington DC.
She was brought to tears and “saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States.”
When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.
Eli Beer stunned the 16,500 AIPAC conference participants by arriving on stage with lights and sirens blaring on an ambucycle, a specially equipped motorcycle ambulance designed by United Hatzalah to speed up emergency response times.
The transcript of PM Netanyahu’s speech is available here. The speech begins at 6pm Israel Time / 11AM NY Time.
Girls, ages 10-13, from Efrat in Gush Etzion will square off against girls from the Galilee Arab village Sakhnin tonight in a playoff game that will determine which group will advance to the semi-finals in the girls’ league. “We are involved with soccer and not politics,” one of the Efrat girls said. “We really want […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/croatia-outlaws-hate-crime-enabling-it-to-become-eu-member/2013/06/30/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: