The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: May 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
On the face of things, Jewish life in France appears stronger than ever: Jewish schools are thriving, there are kosher butchers all over the country, and the Jewish population has more than doubled since 1945. So why are people talking about the end of Europe's largest Jewish community?
Posted on: April 30th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The majority of last year's new immigrants to Israel came from Russia and Ukraine. An increase this year is expected to include France.
Posted on: April 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
There is nothing like a good round of anti-Semitism to sober up Jews to move to Israel.
Posted on: April 9th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Maryland lawmakers failed to vote on a bill that would have required the French rail firm SNCF to pay compensation to Holocaust survivors in order to work on a new line. The bill did not progress past committee hearings in the state legislature, where the 2014 legislative session ended Monday night. State Sen. Joan Carter […]
Posted on: April 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A French mayor from the far-right National Front party evicted from city-owned offices an anti-racism group inspired by the Dreyfus trial. Steeve Briois, who was elected last month to run the town of Henin-Beaumont, ordered the Human Rights League, or LDH, to clear out of its workspace last week, LDH President Pierre Tartakowsky told JTA. […]
Posted on: April 6th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → France
While definitely offensive to Muslims, it's not clear Le Pen even had Jews in mind when removing pork-free options from the school's menus.
Posted on: March 30th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Aliyah from France Up 312% in January and February Compared to 2013
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
It is not wonder why aliyah from France is increasing, but it is surprising more don't come.
Posted on: March 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
When will Jews come to the conclusion that they can live as non-Jews in the Diaspora or as Jews in Israel?
Posted on: March 23rd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A Jewish teacher from Paris told police that three men had assaulted and cursed him in Arabic before drawing a swastika on his chest.
Posted on: March 18th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A Belgian watchdog on anti-Semitism warned it was preparing to take legal action against online propagators of a new anti-Semitic joke about the Holocaust. The Belgian League against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, issued the threat regarding a photograph of an oven with paper money inside, bearing the caption, “The Jew trap is set.” The photo surfaced […]
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Anti-Semitism is not the best reason to make aliyah, but it is better than being dead.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Four unidentified Arab men savagely beat a French Jew in a Paris Metro train, a watchdog organization reported. The attack happened Sunday as the train was traveling from Nogent Sur Marne to Gare de Lyon, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. Two of the attackers held down the 28-year-old victim, […]
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Nicolas Anelka, a French soccer player for a British club, was fined $130,000 and suspended five games for performing the quenelle gesture in a game. The British Football Association handed down its penalties on Thursday following an investigation by an independent regulatory commission, which ruled that Anelka was guilty of performing an act that was […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Swastikas and other hate graffiti were painted on buildings throughout the French city of Toulouse. Sunday night’s vandalism, which also included far-right symbols, struck an LBGT center, a university and cemetery, and the offices of left-wing candidates in elections next month, according to Radio France International. Police have not identified any suspects. The graffiti attacked […]
Posted on: February 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
A steady increase of Jews fleeing anti-Semitism and moving to Israel has prompted the Ministry of Absorption to submit for government approval a new plan to help them start new lives as “olim” [new immigrants]. In 2013, there were 3,301 new immigrants from France, the highest recorded number from that country since the year 2000. […]
Posted on: February 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A French court cleared comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala of charges connected to a video in which he called for the release of a man who brutally murdered a Jew. The Correctional Court of Paris acquitted Dieudonne on Friday in connection with a video what was recorded in April 2010, in which Dieudonne called for the […]
Posted on: February 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Three Air France union officials “joyfully” performed the Quenelle reverse Nazi salute at a rally last November but not reported until this week by the French Liberation newspaper. Air France management issued a statement condemning the salute, according to the European Jewish Press, which reported they were “extremely shocked” and promise ”to take appropriate actions,” […]
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, creator of the anti-Semitic quenelle gesture, was banned from entering Britain by the Home Office, British newspapers reported Monday. Dieudonne reportedly had announced that he would visit London to support Nicolas Anelka, a French national playing for the West Bromwich Albion British soccer team, who has been charged by […]
Posted on: February 1st, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → France
A French court nullified an honorary title conferred on the murderer of an Israeli diplomat. The administrative court of Montreuil on Thursday nullified the honorary residency that the suburb of Bagnolet conferred on Georges Abdallah, according to a report published on Friday by the Le Figaro daily. Abdallah, a pro-Palestinian militant, was sentenced to life […]
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