The Activist Lawyer Seminar will be held on March 7 to March 13 in Jerusalem and Northern Israel.
Posted on: January 13th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) announced Monday that the upcoming Limmud FSU conference in Belarus this summer will feature a special event in memory of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose parents were born in Belarus. The event will take place in Sharon’s father’s hometown city of Brest, and Sharon’s sons Omri and Gilad, […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from the Tver correctional prison after serving three years of a 7-year sentence for accepting $13,000 in bribes. “The campaign to resolve the issue of [political] prisoners just got another devoted […]
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
See also: Female Suicide Bomber Kills 18 in Area of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics. At least 15 people were killed and 23 wounded in an explosion on a crowded trolley bus in Volgograd, southern Russia, according to the Interfax news agency. Volgograd is on high alert today, Monday, after a female suicide bomber attacked a train […]
Posted on: December 29th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
P eople around the station thought a plane had crashed
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western politicians have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s government might lead to a worsening of the Syrian crisis, the official Russain News agency RT reports. “The attitudes are changing in Western countries, they are becoming more realistic in their approach towards settling the Syrian crisis,” said Lavrov. “The […]
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Unidentified Russian vandals used a pig’s head to desecrate a synagogue in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, according to representatives of the Jewish community of the city, located 600 miles west of Baku, Azerbaijan. They found the pig’s head at the entrance to their synagogue and believe the perpetrators are also responsible for English-language […]
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A Russian court ordered the early release of a Jewish teacher whose bribery trial was marred by anti-Semitic statements and whose lengthy prison sentence was criticized by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Tver Regional Court last week reduced Ilya Farber’s sentence from seven years to three for accepting bribes and abusing his position while working […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest future,” RIA Novosti reported. Khodorkovsky’s father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He was Russia’s richest man before his arrested in 2003 and was slated to be freed next August. “He has spent over […]
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last week announced its decision to revise a memorial plaque at the Zmievskaya Balka mass grave to mention the Jewish identity of the majority of the approximately 27,000 bodies buried there […]
Posted on: December 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
It is the first civilian nuclear power plant built in the Middle East.
Posted on: December 8th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf States
The Pentagon is fielding more than 35,000 troops in the Persian Gulf as a “bulwark against aggression.”
Posted on: December 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The Interior Ministry will grant Evgeny Kissin, one of the world’s leading classical pianists and an enthusiastic Jewish supporter of Israel, Israeli citizenship event though he does not live in the country, the Jewish Agency said Thursday Kissin, 42, told Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky a year ago that he was interested in acquiring Israeli citizenship […]
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The Palestinian Authority was born out of a lie and will die out of the truth, ever so slowly.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]
Posted on: November 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Israel has been has been threatening, almost explicitly, that any agreement signed with Iran will not restrict Israel from acting militarily to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear breakout.
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Jewish community leaders in Moscow during his trip to Russia, “The Iranians deny our past and repeat their commitment to wipe the State of Israel off the map. This reminds us of the dark regimes of the past that plotted against us first and then against all of humanity.” The […]
Posted on: November 15th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Russia and Egypt are set to sign a major arms deal that is of similar value to the amount of aid the US had been sending to Egypt.
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Russian church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl. The two-month ban on Andrey Evstigneeva was announced earlier this month on the website of the Diocese of Saratov, a city 450 miles southeast of Moscow. It followed complaints by the family and the Russian Jewish Congress, the Interfax news […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.
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