The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Swedish-based H & M clothing chain has recalled thousands of vest tops adorned with a skull inside a Star of David after angry complaints from customers. “The order has been stopped and the others have been pulled,” said a H & M spokeswoman. “This was because of the feedback we received.” H M rejected […]
Posted on: March 24th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
The motion called on the IUA to suspend the Israeli organization’s membership “until it acts to resist these illegal projects, and observes international law."
Posted on: March 19th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Vandals scrawled a swastika and a Jewish Star of David on one of 16 fiberglass “sunfish” that were placed throughout the British city of Plymouth this week to celebrate the city’s young artists, the Plymouth Herald reported. The sculptures were unveiled at the start of National Apprentices Week and were placed to create a tourist […]
Posted on: March 17th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The British Football Association will request that Nicolas Anelka serve his entire suspension for performing the quenelle salute regardless of the soccer team he joins. Anelka was fired by British West Bromwich Albion on Friday for “gross misconduct” for making the salute, seen by many as being anti-Semitic, on the field during a December match […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The Haredi Knesset Members who walked out of David Cameron’s speech didn’t miss very much.
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Pope, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan in January. The visit was scheduled to […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
The school removed evolution related questions from 52 standardized tests.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Israel
British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit Israel and address the Knesset on March 12. Cameron was originally scheduled to visit Israel in February but had to postpone the trip because of flooding in the United Kingdom. This will be Cameron’s first visit to Israel since becoming prime minister in 2010. Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein […]
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Nicolas Anelka, a French soccer player for a British club, was fined $130,000 and suspended five games for performing the quenelle gesture in a game. The British Football Association handed down its penalties on Thursday following an investigation by an independent regulatory commission, which ruled that Anelka was guilty of performing an act that was […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
It's raining bad people over there, in Brussels.
Posted on: February 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
In violent antisemitic attacks there was little difference between the 2013 and 2012 figures.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, creator of the anti-Semitic quenelle gesture, was banned from entering Britain by the Home Office, British newspapers reported Monday. Dieudonne reportedly had announced that he would visit London to support Nicolas Anelka, a French national playing for the West Bromwich Albion British soccer team, who has been charged by […]
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
If you care to, there are 6 days left before they close the poll, so go vote and send the link to all your loved ones.
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
British lawmaker David Ward has raised Jewish ire again for tweeting two days after the death of Ariel Sharon. “Sharon’s death makes you think. The brutal, genocidal treatment of Jews must never be forgotten but … the Palestinians were not responsible.” One tweet in response to Ward, by British Jewish gay rights activist Benjamin Cohen, […]
Posted on: January 14th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A documentary about the Holocaust by Alfred Hitchcock will be screened for the first time as the renowned late director intended, a British newspaper reported. “Memory of the Camps,” as the film is titled now, will be screened on British television early next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Europe, according […]
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"I won't agree to officiate at a wedding if the Chupa is photographed," went the Rebbe's edict.
Posted on: December 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England. Mirvis, who received a standing ovation Monday upon entering the packed auditorium at the University of Warwick, did not directly address the controversy in his session on this week’s Torah […]
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