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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican’s announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking work in denouncing antisemitism and building positive Jewish-Catholic relations.
“For us in the Jewish community, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have already been saints for a long time. They are towering men whose visionary leadership and groundbreaking reforms transformed Jewish-Catholic relations and reversed two thousand painful years of church-based Antisemitism,” said Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman, who met Pope John Paul II on several occasions, in a statement.
Pope John Paul II was the first pope to visit the Great Synagogue of Rome since Saint Peter and also denounced Antisemitism as a “sin against God and humanity.” John Paul II formally established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1993 and made a historic visit to Israel in 2000.
Pope John XXIII is notable for being the driving force behind the Second Vatican Council, including its landmark Nostra Aetate, which ended centuries of anti-Semitic policies within the Catholic Church and paved the way for improved Catholic-Jewish relations.
Since becoming pontiff in March, Pope Francis has made Jewish-Christian relations a priority, continuing the legacy of his predecessors. Recently, Pope Francis praised the Jewish people for “keeping their faith in God” despite centuries of persecution, and also declared in June that a true Christian “cannot be anti-Semitic.”
Pope Francis has also met several times with Jewish leaders and has announced tentative plans to visit Israel next year.
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Some 100 Jews gathered last night to light the 8th candles of Chanukah at the Mevaseret Adumim area, also known as E1. The area, directly between the Jewish town of Ma’aleh Adumim and the outskirts of Jerusalem, will decide the future of Jewish life in Judea and Samaria: if it’ settled by Jews, this will […]
The future New York City Councilwoman blamed the violence of “young people of color” in her community on “governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership.”
They were disruptive and rude, after arriving more than an hour into the event.
One of Netanyahu’s neighbors noticed that the Prime Minister on a Sabbath stroll, stopped to help an old man take out the trash. One mitzvah leads to another.
The Obama administration is preparing to knife Israel in the back by forcing it to accept concessions on land and security to keep the Palestinian Authority happy.
A best-selling German satirical novel about the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany is being adapted into a film. “Er Ist Wieder Da,” German for “He’s Back,” sold 1.3 million copies in Germany after its 2012 release. In the book, Hitler awakens in modern-day Berlin and garners enough attention to become host of his […]
Israeli Prof. Havazelet Bianco-Peled of Haifa’s Technion University has invented a new super glue that mechanically seals areas of potential leakage after surgery, without the need for sutures. Bianco-Peled set up the Sealantis start-up at Technion in 2007, and the company now is expecting FDA approval for the “Seal-V” glue, developed from the cell walls […]
Hezbollah supreme leader Hassan Nasrallah for the first time has accused Saudi Arabia of hunting down his terrorist organization. He blamed the kingdom for an attack two weeks ago on the Iranian embassy in Beirut, where 23 people were killed. An Al Qaeda-linked group previously has taken responsibility for the suicide bombings. Nasrallah also blamed […]
The Palestinian Authority continues to operate on the back of Israeli consumers, whose rates for electricity constantly rise while PA Arabs simply don’t pay to the extent that their debt to the Israel Electric Corp. now stands at $750 million. In the past, Israel simply used Value Added Tax revenues, collected for the Palestinian Authority, […]
JERUSALEM – As the Iranians move closer to acquiring a nuclear bomb, an unprecedented meeting and a startling admission have buttressed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertions that President Obama’s Iran policy is alienating America’s Mideast allies.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with Pope Francis in the Vatican and with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, and with both, the Iranian nuclear issue was a major topic of conversation.
Beneath the surface, Chanukah is about the supreme importance of family.
The Palestinian Authority has joined the military industrial complex and is heavily armed to fight terror, assuming it does not repeat history and join the terrorists, such as Al Aqsa, also armed to the teeth.
New York Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel has been appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide, succeeding Italy’s Fiamma Nirenstein, who recently made aliyah to Israel. The steering committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians named Engel, the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, as its chairman […]
The longer Israelis live in the United States, the less critical of Israel they are likely to be, a new survey suggests. The Internet-based survey of nearly 1,600 people divided respondents into two groups: those living in the United States for less than 10 years, and those living in the country for more than 10 […]
Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem is on the brink of financial collapse, the Forward reported. The hospital is facing a $300 million deficit, including $80 million accrued in the last year, according to the newspaper. Efforts by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America to save the medical center have resulted in a break with […]
More than 17,000 Jewish young adults will participate in the Taglit-Birthright Israel free 10-day tours this season, the largest number of winter participants for Birthright since the program was founded in 2000. Over the past 13 years, more than 350,000 participants have attended Birthright trips to Israel. The program is expected to reach 50 percent of Jewish […]
Israeli President Shimon Peres gave a secret speech to 29 representatives from Arab nations in November via livestream as part of the Gulf States Security Summit in Abu Dhabi, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman attended the meeting and first revealed Peres’s appearance. Participants included representatives from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, […]
Fatah Central Committee Member Nabil Sha’ath said that despite his belief that the Israeli-Palestinian Authority “peace talks” failed, but the PA will remain in the discussions to force Israel to release terrorist prisoners. “We have committed to negotiations for a period of nine months, and by then we hope to see all 104 of our […]
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) officials made conflicting statements on the existence of a report by the organization about allegations of anti-Israel teaching materials in the public school curriculum of Newton, Mass. Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) recently took out an advertisement in Boston-area newspapers that highlighted research by concerned parents and students on anti-Israel texts […]
The Canadian Center for Israel and Jewish affairs (CIJA) has called on the Canadian government to adopt the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, which urges to “officially recognize” Jewish refugees from Arab nations and “to include all of the refugee populations as part of the overall […]
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange’s flagship index the Tel Aviv 25 hit an all-time record high Wednesday, closing at 1,344 points and passing the previous closing level of 1,341.89 points set on April 21, 2011, Globes reported. Similar to Wall Street’s Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Tel Aviv 25 index consists of the largest 25 companies within Israel’s stock market. The […]
Israel has broken the Guinness world record for donating the most hair to cancer victims in a single drive, producing 53.1 kilograms (117 pounds) on Monday, Yisrael HaYom reported. The previous Guinness record was 48.7 kilograms (107 pounds). About 250 women attended the hair drive in Jerusalem organized by the Zichron Menachem Association for the […]
The U.S. National Archives is now displaying 24 out of 2,700 Jewish books and ancient documents that were recovered in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence ministry (Mukhabarat) during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The exhibit opened Nov. 8 and will run through Jan. 5, 2014. According to an agreement the U.S. signed with Iraqi authorities, […]
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