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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.
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Russia is filling in the vacuum in Egpyt that the U.S. is leaving behind.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Prominent opposition figure Aleksey Navalny and co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov have been given a suspended sentence in their trumped up embezzlement trial that has attracted a lot of international attention. According to RT, President Putin’s official news agency, Navalny is going to appeal the sentence. “Neither I nor my colleagues are going to stop the political […]
Posted on: September 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
This would be the perfect time to put former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in charge.
Posted on: September 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The commander of the Free Syrian Army rebel group warns that Assad will continue to murder his own people.
Posted on: September 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets, is common in the Diaspora and also in many urban and more affluent communities in Israel, but it takes a lot to top an unidentified Moscow millionaire, or perhaps billionaire, who […]
Posted on: September 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Israel has no information to confirm Syrian rebel claims that the Assad regime has sent part of its stockpile of chemical weapons to Iraq, Knesset Member and former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Voice of Israel radio Sunday. However, the regime still is planning to ship the illegal weapons to Iraq and to Hezbollah, Free […]
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