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Ki-Moon Passes on Offer to Take Flying Leap With Baumgartner

8 Heshvan 5773 – October 24, 2012
Sound barrier-breaking world record skydiver Felix Baumgartner was politely declined by an unlikely protégé on Tuesday, after offering to teach UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to sky dive.
Greta Berlin

Free Gaza Movement Founder’s Tweet Says Zionists Caused the Holocaust (Video)

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 23, 2012
The link was posted with the tweet to an anti-Semitic video by Eustace Mullins, a conspiracy theorist and anti-Semite who claims the Jews are at war with the Western World. In the video, he claimed that the word "Nazi" is translated to mean "National Socialist" and "Zionist." Check out a Eustace Mullins clip...

Rally Backing Jewish Community Held in Malmo

6 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.

Israeli Foreign Minister Replies to Condemnation of Jewish Growth

5 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman urged the European Union on Saturday to focus on its own problems and stay out of the local dispute between Arabs and Jews over the future of Judea, Samaria, and the rest of Israel.
A photograph released by the IDF shows the Swedish-owned, Finnish-flagged boat 'Estelle' near the waters off the Gaza Strip on October 20, 2012. The pro-Palestinian boat was attempting to reach Gaza, in defiance of Israel's blockade of the territory.

No Humanitarian Supplies Found On Board ‘Estelle,’ Entire Effort Was a Provocation

Navy vessels took over the boat in the morning hours Saturday, while it was just 15 nautical miles from the Gaza coast. Ship activists, including Swedish civilians, past and present European members of parliament, and leftist activists Dror Feiler and Jonathan Shapiro, said that the ship was surrounded by Israeli forces in the morning, and, after a few hours, masked soldiers came were on board.
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor

Israel Appeals to UN to Halt Gaza-Bound Ship

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 19, 2012
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, called the ship Estelle a "provocation" that "raises tensions and could easily spark a serious escalation of the conflict."

Israel Authorizes Sale of Water Purification Tabs for Syria

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
Israel’s Finance Ministry has authorized the sale of water purification tablets to Syria by Israel Chemicals.

Russia Scuttles Anti-Israel Resolutions at UNESCO

In a rare instance of breaking step with the Arab world, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) caused the organization to defer condemning Israel in a series of votes on Wednesday.

EJC’s Kantor Unveils Model Bill for Europe on Regulating Ritual Slaughter

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.

Israel Shocked by French Consul General Denial of Jewish Connection to the Holy Land

30 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
Desagneaux spoke of “the important archaeological projects that French archaeologists had helped to uncover in Palestine,” including the Qumran Caves.

Jewish Man Knocked Unconscious in Paris Metro

A Jewish man was attacked and rendered unconscious in a Paris metro, a local watchdog reported.

Teva Opens Massive Plant in Hungary

Teva Pharmaceuticals has opened a new $110 million plant in Hungary, set to be one of the largest sterile medicines plants in the world.

EU Sanctions Against Iran Up for Increase, Sweden Objects

Because of concern for scuttling a major telecommunications deal with Iran, Sweden will oppose any additional sanctions by the European Union against the country, according to a report in Haaretz.

Huge Upsurge in Anti-Semitic Attacks in France This Year

25 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
Several attacks on Jews over the Sukkot holiday across France have exemplified a whopping 45 percent reported increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the country in the first eight months of 2012.

Russia, Syria Blast Turkey for Forcing Plane Landing to Search for Arms

Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained by the forced landing of a Syrian passenger plane which Turkey said it need to inspect for smuggled military equipment.
Robert J. Lefkowitz taking part in the Nobel Symposium '3M: Machines, Molecules and Mind' in Stockholm, Sweden, May 2011.

New York Jewish Doctor Co-Recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

25 Tishri 5773 – October 10, 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Jewish Leader Assaulted on Street in Budapest

21 Tishri 5773 – October 7, 2012
Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.

French Police Kill Jihadist Who Attacked Kosher Supermarket Last Month

21 Tishri 5773 – October 6, 2012
French Police were on the move all day Saturday, in chase of a jihadist cell made up of French youths who have recently taken...
Dutch Agriculture Minister Henk Bleker

Dutch Government Planning Ban on Kosher Slaughtering

The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give it veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or sh'chitah, in the Netherlands.
Salam al Marayati (L.) with friends.

Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Is US Delegate to Warsaw Human Rights Conference

17 Tishri 5773 – October 3, 2012
He is not a scholar. He has been involved with the Muslim Public Affairs Council since its founding in 1986. He blamed Israel for 9/11.

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