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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis the Next Chief Rabbi of the UK

5 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
Since 1996 Rabbi Mirvis has become synonymous with the ever-growing Finchley Synagogue, one of the biggest congregations in London.

Hungarian Lawmaker Burns Israeli Flag, Others Call for Jew Screening

4 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
Balazs, 37, left his extremist, right-wing party, disgusted with the decline of its radical standards.

Germany Finally Approves Brit Mila Bill

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
AP reports that German lawmakers finally approved a bill that permits Brit Mila. 434 lawmakers voted in favor, 100 against and 46 abstained. The bill needed...

Artist Uses Ashes of Burnt Holocaust Victims to Paint Picture

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
An uproar over the appropriation of the burnt remains of Jewish Holocaust victims for use in an artwork has swept the Jewish world and raised questions as to how the ashes remaining at European concentration camps are treated.

EU May Sanction, Boycott Israel for E-1 Building Plans

Heralding the worsening of relations between Israel and Europe, the European Union is reportedly mulling the passing of sanctions on Israel, including the restriction of marketing Israeli goods and the boycott of goods made by Jews in Judea and Samaria – as punishment for Israel’s decision to develop additional housing in areas Palestinians say should be theirs.

Couple Suspected of Aiding Toulouse Killer Merah Taken Into Custody

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
A man and a woman in the Toulouse area were arrested on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah "commit crimes" that may have included the murder of four Jews.

Hungarian Jews to Russia: Give Us Back Our Looted Torahs

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
Hungarian Jewry is asking the government of Russia to release between 300 and 400 Torah scrolls, covers, crowns, pointers, and other objects seized by the Nazis during World War II and then appropriated by the Red Army.

UK May Withdraw Ambassador to Israel, France Seeks ‘Other ways’ to Protest E1 Plans

Sources have described "an appetite for action" within the Foreign Office.

French Jewish Leader: Banning Circumcision Will end Jewish Life in Europe

18 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
The conference, titled "Freedom of Religion and/or Mutual Respect in Europe," was jointly organized by the European Parliament and the European Jewish Association.

Israeli Citizen to Be Turned in for Crimes against Humanity in Bosnia

15 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
Cvetkovic was arrested in January, 2011, after a Bosnian court issued a warrant for his arrest for crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Norwegian Police Apologize for Deporting Jews to Auschwitz

14 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
On November 26, 70 years after the rounding up and deportation of over 500 Jewish Norwegians to Auschwitz, the Norwegian Police Service issued an apology for taking part in the murder of Jews.

French Jewish Students Taking Twitter to Court

France's main Jewish student union reportedly has petitioned a Paris court to order Twitter to divulge details about users who post anti-Semitic comments.

Hungarian Parliamentarian Calls To Make List of Jews

A call by a far-right Hungarian parliamentarian to register Jews on lists as national security threats met international condemnation on Tuesday, as well as a protest outside the legislature, calling for his resignation.

Germany “Relieved” That Fighting Between Israelis and Gazans is Over

8 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle applauded the ceasefire agreement between Gaza terror group Hamas and the State of Israel, saying on Wednesday that "if the ceasefire holds, this would be a great relief for all of us, but especially for the people of Israel and Gaza".

As Operation Pillar of Defense Heats Up, Britain Suggests Cooling Off

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
Britain's Foreign Office issued a statement following the targeted killing of Hamas terror chief Ahmad Jabari:

French Imams in Jerusalem For Anti-Anti-Jewish Campaign

26 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
A campaign by a group of 12 French imams to portray themselves as friendly to Jews is set to take place on Sunday when they arrive in Israel for a five-day visit.

Nazi Leader’s Sister Hid Jews Near Brussels

19 Heshvan 5773 – November 4, 2012
The sister of a Belgian Nazi leader hid three Jews in her home near Brussels during the Holocaust, according to one of the survivors.

Islamist Held for Offering to ‘Guard’ Norwegian Jews With AK-47

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
Norwegian police have increased security around Oslo’s main synagogue after an Islamist extremist threatened to “protect” the Jewish community with an “AK-47 assault rifle and a hunting permit.”

22 European NGOs Seeking Ban on Trade with Israeli Settlers

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
Der Spiegel reported that Israel’s government records an estimated €230 million ($298 million) in produce, toys, textiles and cosmetics exported to the EU yearly from Judea and Samaria – approximately 2% of all its exports to Europe, despite a European Court of Justice ruling in 2010 excluding Jewish products from Judea and Samaria from the EU’s international customs cooperation agreements.

News Prior to Halloween: PLO Chief Arafat to Rise From the Dead

News just in time for Halloween: deceased PLO terror chief Yasser Arafat will rise from the dead next month, being exhumed by criminal investigators from France to determine how he died, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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