Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
France’s military involvement in Mali “significantly increases” the threat facing French Jews, according to the security service of the country’s Jewish communities .
“The situation requires we raise the level of protection around our community and double the level of vigilance around synagogues, Jewish schools, community centers and gathering places,” said a communiqué by SPCJ, which often determines its level of preparedness based on consultations with French authorities.
French ground forces deployed in the capital Bamako last week and began advancing northward on Jan. 15 to engage Islamist rebels in the Saharan former French colony. French President Francois Hollande says the rebels are “terrorists.”
The incursion caused “agitation” in Islamic circles in France, SPCJ said.
SPCJ also listed four anti-Semitic incidents which took place over the past four weeks.
On Jan. 11, a bearded man wearing military-style gear intimidated school children visiting Paris’ main Holocaust memorial. Wielding a knife, he shouted at the children “to leave Palestine alone,” the report said. Police patrols were called to the area but arrived after the man had left.
A similar incident occurred on Dec. 20, SPCJ reported, when a tall, bearded African-French man in his 40s interrupted a memorial service for a deceased Jewish man, and shouted at the 30 people present: “You are on my land and you are going to pay.” The man, who also shouted: Allah hu akbar — “Allah is great” in Arabic – was arrested and released shortly after questioning. He was identified as Traore Issa, SPCJ said.
On Jan. 5, a graffiti which read: “Child killers – Jews to the gas – long live Hitler” – was spray-painted on a building in the French capital’s 12th arrondissement.
Three days earlier, anti-Semitic slogans, death threats against Jews and a swastika were sray-painted on a building in Toulouse, where a March terrorist attack on a Jewish school claimed four lives.
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Israel’s President Ruby Rivlin recites Slichot, the prayers for forgiveness that are said leading up to Yom Kippur. This slichot prayer session was held at the President’s official residence. Speaking of presidential pardons, it would be good if this were the year that Jonathan Pollard was let free.
American university campuses have become fertile ground for seeds of evil.
Letter of protest charges SJP with “harassing and intimidating Jewish students.”
PA leader Abbas demands UN force Israel back to 1949 Armistice Line by Nov. 2016.
Car fires are car fires,” said the Atlantic City fire chief. But the car was parked!
US admits its ‘no-strike if any civilians might be hit’ policy does not apply to its airstrikes against ISIS.
Israeli police revealed on September 30 that they are now investigating the possibility that a fellow Arab worker may have cut the cable that held Arami as he was doing exterior work on a building.
A 14-year-old Dutch Muslim high school student is suspended after posting a video saying he is “from ISIS” and wants to “behead Jews.”
PM Netanyahu and US Pres. Obama met Wednesday evening for 75 minutes at the White House in Washington DC.
Israel talks with building blocks. The Palestinian Authority throws them.
The Palestinian Authority continues to remove its mask and show it is Hamas in sheep’s clothing.
How do some of the other issues Obama discussed in his 2013 U.N. General Assembly speech look through today’s lens?
“I think there’s no question that support for Israel will, I think, increase dramatically with the Republican leadership in the Senate,” Matthew Brooks, executive director of the RJC and the Jewish Policy Center think tank, told JNS.
As expected, one of the biggest themes throughout the week long UN gathering was a focus on the threat posed by Islamic State to the international world order, with nearly every major world leader mentioning the U.S.-led international efforts underway to combat the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
For diehard Jewish fans of “The Simpsons,” a Mourner’s Kaddish will be in order at this weekend’s Yom Kippur services.
Obama devoted only 78 words at #UNGA to greatest threat to world peace, the #Iran nuclear threat; 1,540 words to #ISIS
The ISIS spokesman issued a statement that said the coalition led by the United States against ISIS was the “final campaign of the crusaders.”
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