Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” said Ukraine’s Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, who called for its immediate removal. “Ukraine is not a Jewish country, and Ukrainian Jews respect Christian symbols like crosses,” Bleich told the Jewish Ukrainian news site Еvreiskiy.kiev.ua. “However, […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The European Union Wednesday decided to suspend export licenses to Egypt for equipment that could be used for “internal repression” in the wake of the massive violence and increasing instability in the country. European Union Foreign Ministers also agreed to review security assistance to the military regime that has ruled Egypt since the ouster of […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → France
But Russia and Iran have rejected the claims that Assad had deployed chemical weapons, saying the rebels are responsible.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
The Russians say a homemade rocket carrying chemical substances was launched by the opposition.
Posted on: August 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Roger ‘Pink Floyd’ Waters learns not to start up with Israelis, especially a woman. And especially supermodel Bar Rafaeli. She exposed his hypocrisy of boycotting Israel but using her photo for his concerts.
Posted on: August 21st, 2013News & Views → Global
A 10-member delegation of dairy farmers from the Punjab region of India recently visited Israel to participate in a training program about modern dairy farming techniques at kibbutzim and moshavim across Israel. A member of the delegation, Karnail Singh, told the Times of India that weather conditions in Israel are similar to Punjab but that […]
Posted on: August 21st, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The appointment means that the MBs are in no mood for peaceful negotiations.
Posted on: August 21st, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The alleged attack took place while a UN mission with some 20 inspectors is in Damascus to investigate earlier reports of chemical weapons use.
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
It is not enough that the US does not allow “Jerusalem, Israel” as a birthplace on passports. Now Brussels does not allow “Jerusalem” as a baby’s name, although Bethlehem is totally kosher.
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Polish photographer Lukasz Szczygielski has apologized for conducting a photo shoot with a half-naked model at the Jewish cemetery in the southern Polish town of Checiny. Szczygielski explained that he actually wanted to draw attention to what he said was a “neglected” and forgotten cemetery. The Jewish cemetery in Checiny was opened in the 17th […]
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Monday turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor as the final flight of Ethiopian immigrants prepares to leave for Israel.. The Jewish Agency Monday’s funded and maintained the school, where approximately 2,500 Ethiopian children studied while awaiting their immigration to Israel. […]
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
The rule of when it rains it pours seems to be working in Germany's favor.
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Beware of false friends. Ban Ki-moon tries to soften up Israel by admitting that the U.N. sometimes is biased against Israel, but not to worry, because peace is on the way.
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Global
Hillel Argentina and Tel Aviv University are launching an entrepreneurship center and incubator of companies for Jewish entrepreneurs. The companies participating in the program, which will start Tuesday, will have training and accelerator courses in Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv with a focus on entrepreneurship, Jewish business values and Israel-Diaspora ties. Ryan Fain, the Hillel […]
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A French court has acquitted three activists charged with discrimination and hate crimes for calling for a boycott of Israeli products in 2010, the France 3 television station reported. The activists, Bernard Cholet, Jeanne Rousseau and Yamina Tadjeur, made the calls during a protest at a shopping center in the southern city and were charged […]
Posted on: August 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The last remaining Jewish school in central Brussels has instructed its students to remove their kippot in the school's neighborhood and wait until they are inside the building to put it back on.
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Relatives of victims of the Utøya massacre are seething with anger at the Israeli ambassador's insolent comparison of Jewish and Scandinavian blood.
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Global
Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to serve an expected 20,000 Jews visiting and praying at the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The new kitchen, donated by philanthropist and entrepreneur Steve Bogomilsky of Florida, replaced a […]
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russia will contribute up to $1 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation for the conservation and maintenance of the site of the former Nazi concentration camp, the Polskie Radio website reported. A statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw stated that support for the project is “a common moral duty as it serves the mission […]
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged the Hamas terrorist organization to halt plans for more executions without a fair trial. Navi Pillay added she is concerned over the torture of two men, both in their 20s, who later were sentenced to death and are to be publicly executes two prisoners, both men […]
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