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Posted on: April 17th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.
Posted on: April 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
There is nothing like a war of anti-Semites against anti-Semites to encourage Aliyah. Ukrainian Jewish immigration to Israel has risen 70 percent in 2014 amid the recent political upheaval in that country. According to the Jewish Agency for Israel, 375 new immigrants from Ukraine arrived in the first three months of 2014, compared with 221 […]
Posted on: April 2nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
What do expect from a man who also wants a law that prohibits “promoting” homosexuality and grants citizenship embryos?
Posted on: April 2nd, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A Russian Jewish group is preparing to open a kosher “Shachar Club” nightclub in the center of Moscow Saturday night, the Russia-language Israeli news site izrus.co.il reported. “Jewish youth in Moscow should have somewhere with an easy, relaxed atmosphere to hang out, discuss their identity, or just have fun,” a co-founder of the new club, […]
Posted on: March 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Being a Jew in the Diaspora usually means having to defend the host country in the vain hope it will guarantee their safety.
Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Irwin Cotler, a veteran human rights activist and member of Canada’s parliament, says being banned from Russia is an “honor.” When Russia issued its blacklist of 13 Canadians on Monday, Cotler was quick to express his pleasure at being included. ”I wear my exclusion from Russia as a badge of honor and am proud to […]
Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Putin is right. There is not anti-Semitism in Russia. They simply hate Jews.
Posted on: March 19th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The scene of Russian troops sealing the region of Crimea conjures up scary reminders of the Nazi invasions of Europe.
Posted on: March 18th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
The Russian search giant Yandex has bought out Israel’s KitLocate start-up, a maker of low-power mobile geolocation technology, for “several million Euros,” TechCrunch reported Tuesday. KitLocate features low battery consumption by using proprietary algorithms that allow location-based apps to request the device’s geographic coordinates less frequently without losing too much precision. Yandex will use KitlLocate’s […]
Posted on: March 18th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Israel’s Defense Minister Ya’alon is sounding more like Foreign Minister Lieberman every day.
Posted on: March 17th, 2014News & Views → Global
On the one hand, Putin has been a friend to Chabad and to Israel. On the other hand, Putin is a brutal dictator.
Posted on: March 17th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The Obama administration imposed sanctions on seven Russians and four Ukrainians in retaliation on Monday in response to the apparently imminent annexation by Russia of the Crimean peninsula of the Ukraine. Among those sanctioned were advisers to Russian President Vladimir Putin and parliament members in and former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The European Union has […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The Obama administration has rejected an appeal from the interim government in Ukraine that the United States send arms, ammunition and intelligence support, senior officials said Thursday. With Vladimir Putin breathing down his neck, the last thing President Barack Obama needs is doing anything to aggravate the Russian bear, who already is fuming at the […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy on anti-Semitism, disputed claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Ukrainian revolutionaries were spreading hatred of Jews. In an interview published Thursday in the Jewish Daily Forward, Forman said Putin’s assertions were not credible. “We have no indication that what President Putin has been saying about anti-Semitism has […]
Posted on: March 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
When a region experiences strife and instability, the first to come under threat are the Jews.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Kerry believes if he only tried hard, focused fiercely and slept hardly at all, he could get things done.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The signatories challenge the assertion that antisemitism has risen in Ukraine.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Russia test-fired an ICBM on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Will the Haredim escape to Israel before or after the gates are closed.
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