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French Jewish Lawmaker Found Murdered Near Paris

3 Shevat 5776 – January 13, 2016
The body of a French Jewish lawmaker was found with stab wounds at his home in a Paris suburb.

French Jewish Leaders Debate: Should Marseille Jews Wear A Kippah?

French Jewish leaders are debating whether Marseille Jews should wear - or not wear - their yarmulkes.

Better Late? Palermo Commemorates Expulsion of Sicily’s Jews in 1493

Moving testimonies were read aloud, telling the stories of Sicilian Bnei Anousim who were imprisoned for continuing to practice Judaism in secret.

Report: EU Funding Illegal PA Road to Dead Sea Across Israeli Territory [video]

3 Shevat 5776 – January 12, 2016
"The State of Israel must draw a line in the sand before the EU's advance."

Margot Wallström: Investigate Israeli Violence, Mum on Arab Stabbing

Liberal party leader Jan Björklund criticized Wallström's general attitude toward Israel, where she is currently persona non grata.

Russia Directly Arming Hezbollah Fighters in Syria

Russia is reported to be directly arming Hezbollah terrorists in Syria. Pres. Putin does not deny it.

Teen Stabbed Jewish Teacher in France ‘For ISIS’

The teen terrorist who stabbed a Jewish teacher in Marseille told police he did it for Da'esh (ISIS).

Update: Terror Attack in France Next to Marseille Synagogue

1 Shevat 5776 – January 11, 2016
A 16-year-old terrorist in France wields a machete outside a synagogue in Marseille. One Jew is injured.

The Late David Bowie’s 1977 Kabalistic Line [video]

Pop kabbalist Madonna said she was "devastated" by the news of Bowie's passing.

Analysis: Rare Friendship Sours As 40 Brazilian Diplomats Oppose Dayan’s Appointment

President Rousseff has not outright rejected the Dayan appointment, hoping that Israel would quietly withdraw it.

Rome’s Chief Rabbi: Pope’s Synagogue Visit ‘Demonstration of Coexistence’

1 Shevat 5776 – January 10, 2016
Pope Francis “will greet directly the greatest number of people possible,” the rabbi said.

Analysis: So, How Many Arabs Live in Area C?

Israel has the right to define the areas where it imposes its law, and it will be its choice, when the time comes, to include only those Arab communities that are not connected geographically to the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli Exports to US Down, Up Elsewhere

In 2000 the US bought 32% of Israel's exports, now they're down to only 24%.

Limmud vs. Tuvia Tenenbom: Which One is the Liberal?

27 Tevet 5776 – January 8, 2016
"We were in a Jewish setting and you can only criticize Israel," Tenenbom said, "for me, that was the worst."

Conference of Presidents, B’nai B’rith, American Hellenic Leaders to Visit Israel, Greece, Cyprus

27 Tevet 5776 – January 7, 2016
The 12-member delegation will convene in Jerusalem from Jan. 10 to 13, then continue to Nicosia, Cyprus, Jan. 13 to 14, and wrap up in Athens, Greece, Jan. 14 to 18.

Germany’s Largest Paper Supports Shaked’s NGO Transparency Law

Shaked told Bild that Israel had suggested to the European Union to set up a mutual mechanism to regulate the donations, but did not receive a response.

London Jewish Shoppers Pelted with Gas Canisters by Neo-Nazis

The three men shouted “Hitler is on the way to you, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler.”

Israeli Pundit Gets $75,000 Prize from Swedes for Dumping on Israel

The award to Levy could not be more politically motivated, with the obvious aim of rubbing Prime Minister Netanyahu's nose in it.

Police Kill Suspect in Paris on Charlie Hebdo anniversary [video]

A police robot used for bomb disposal is currently checking the body in the street.

UK Chief Rabbi in First Ever Visit to India Stresses Social Responsibility

“As Jews, we have a responsibility to ensure that, where possible, our charity extends beyond our own community to people who we may never meet but who are so deserving of our help,” Chief Rabbi Mirvis said.

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