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Netanyahu Lights Hanukkah Candles in Rome’s Main Synagogue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Rome’s main synagogue Sunday night and lit Hanukkah candles with his Italian counterpart Enrico Letta before he arrived...

Bibi Lights Candles in Rome, Meets Pope

Bibi reiterated the nuclear threat the world, not just Israel, faces from Iran.

PA Not Part of International Olive Council this Year

Britain and Germany Stop Palestinian Bid to Join International Olive Council

French Court Fines Boycott-Israel Activists for Discrimination

A French court imposed a $1,300 fine on members of an anti-Israel group who called on supermarket shoppers to boycott Israeli products. The Court of...

Fire Ravages Belarus’ Oldest Functioning Shul

One of Europe’s oldest functioning synagogues sustained heavy damage in a fire that broke out in the city of Grodno in Belarus. The flames erupted...

Railway Museum Opposes Memorial to Holocaust Victims Shipped by Train

The same Museum has thwarted earlier attempts to honor the victims.

Geneva Lawmaker Wants to Ban Hanukkah

He urged the mayor’s office to cancel a public candle-lighting event on Mollard Square scheduled for Dec. 3.

Dutch Christians’ Mega-Menorah Helps Jews Come Out of their Shell

Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, some European Jew still are afraid to be confident enough to be Jewish in public. Christina Zionists are trying to help them, buy aliyah to Israel would be a lot easier.

Israel, EU Agree on R&D Project, Despite Settlement Guidelines

Israel and the European Union have agreed on a compromise under which Israel will join the Horizon 2020 research and development project despite new...

French Jewish Immigration to Israel Up 49 Percent

Jewish immigration from France to Israel has increased by 49 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared to last year. Through September, 2,185...

Awareness Campaign Sparks Probes of Alleged Nazi War Criminals

At least four investigations of possible Nazi-era war criminals have been turned over to German investigators in recent months after being identified as a...

Ukrainian Jewish Leaders: Romania Unfit to Lead Holocaust Body

Ukrainian Jewish leaders said Romania was unfit to head a Holocaust remembrance forum because it has not done enough to come to grips with...

Iran Deal Marks Vast U.S. Israel Gap on Existential Issues

Naftali Bennett said that "if in five years a nuclear suitcase explodes in New York or Madrid, it will be because of this deal."

Jew Beaten in Antwerp on Way to Shul

On Shabbat morning, a Jewish man in Antwerp, Belgium, on his way to synagogue was beaten by a Moslem. The Moslem began to beat the...

French Court Fines Publisher of Five Antisemitic Books

Citing anti-Semitic content, a French court sanctioned a publishing house for five books, including one first printed more than a century ago. The court in...

Council of Jews in Germany Awards Pastor Who Defends Circumcision

A German pastor who defended Jews’ rights to ritual circumcision will receive the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in...

Netanyahu Tells Russian Jews about the ‘Real Iran’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Jewish community leaders in Moscow during his trip to Russia, "The Iranians deny our past and repeat their commitment...

London Rabbi Suing Billionaire Philanthropist over Property Deal

A Ukrainian billionaire living in London is being sued by his rabbi over a joint property venture. Rabbi Yonah Pruss claims that he and Gennadiy...

Haggadah Manuscript Found in a Garage May Fetch $1.5 million

The auction sale of an illustrated Haggadah manuscript dating back to 1726 is expected to bring in as much as $1.5 million, the London...

Europe’s First State-Run Jewish Divinity Program Opens in Germany

Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which...

Hollande Visits Graves of Victims of Toulouse Jewish School Attack

French President Francois Hollande visited the Jerusalem graves of the victims of the attack on a Toulouse Jewish school on Tuesday, accompanied by Prime...

Polish Forbes Magazine Apologizes to Jewish Leaders

The Polish edition of Forbes magazine apologized for three articles about the restitution of prewar property of Jewish communities that targeted the leaders of...

Gunman On the Loose in France

France police are scouring Paris and surrounding areas for a lone gunman who critically wounded a leftwing newspaper’s assistant to a photojournalist Monday, days...

Hoarder of Nazi-looted Art Vows to Fight for Munich Stash

Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight...

Peres and Netanyahu ‘Parlent Francois’ to Hollande

France and Israel were at each other’s throats nine years ago because of Israel’s warning to French Jews of rampant anti-Semitism, but common enemies have brought the two countries together, for now.

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