Meir Panim delivers warmth, special care to families in need.
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Representatives of the Jewish community of Gdansk, Poland, said the torching of a mosque had “frightening connotations” of the Nazi-inspired Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews. The association was inescapable, three of the city’s Jewish leaders wrote in a statement Thursday. “On the eve of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, during which synagogues were burned in the […]
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Global
Saudi Arabia rejected assuming the seat it just won on the UN Security Council.
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 18th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
In Israel there may be lots of strife between men of the cloth and the men and women of the pickax and the shovel—usually over disturbing those who died millennia ago, but in India things appear much smoother: according to the AP, Indian archaeologists are digging beneath a 19th century fort on the word of […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A new survey shows that many European Jews hide their faith due to fear of antisemitism. The online poll by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reveals that 27 percent of all respondents blamed rising antisemitism across the European continent on Muslims. About the same percentage of respondents blamed antisemitism on individuals with left-wing political convictions, and […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
In a sign of the growing revival of Polish Jewish life, a new Jewish Community Center is set to open in Warsaw on Oct. 27. The new JCC, which will be the second in the country after the JCC in Krakow, is funded by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Taube Foundation for […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A Belgian radio ad that is accused of drawing on Holocaust themes to promote a ban on ritual slaughter has drawn sharp criticism from Jewish and Muslim representatives. The ad, which the Antwerp-based animal welfare group Gaia produced for airing on national radio and sent Monday via email to 200 politicians, delivers a mock testimony […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Global
It had to happen. You knew it was going to happen. What with Iran getting a lead role on the Disarmament and International Security Committee, and Syria having been selected to serve on UNESCO’s Human Rights Committee, it had to happen. Saudi Arabia, the bottom feeder of human rights, especially for women’s rights, has received […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The Lithuanian parliament has taken the first steps to legal ritual slaughter in what could be move that turns the tide against the wave of initiatives in Europe to defend the “rights of animals” as a higher priority that freedom of religious practices. “The fact that Lithuania currently holds the Presidency of the European Union […]
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: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said. “The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary readiness regarding the details of Iran’s […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Italians rioted and shouted “murderer” as the hearse carrying the body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke made its way to a Rome church for his funeral. The funeral was held Tuesday after the local police chief overruled an order by Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino banning a funeral in the city for Priebke, who died […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Israeli Oxford student told virulently anti-Israel British politician George Galloway, "I don't have a question for you sir, as you can see, because I don't debate with racists." And with that, Hunter opened the Israeli flag, hoisted it up over his head, and holding it aloft and streaming behind him, he strode, stiff-necked, from the room.
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, canceled his attendance at a landmark conference in Kiev because of the U.S. government shutdown, according to a conference organizer. Forman, who was scheduled to be the opening speaker Tuesday at the two-day conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Beilis blood libel […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Jews visit Rachel’s Tomb Tuesday to pray that she cries for them. Today, the anniversary of her death, the Palestinian Authority has failed to turn it into a Muslim holy site. Chalk up one for the truth.
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Global
Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Anas al Libi, snatched off the streets in Libya last week by U.S. soldiers, is expected to appear in federal court in New York Tuesday on his way to being tried in the United States for terrorism. Al Libi’s wife has claimed that he has nothing to do with Al Qaeda […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
"Here Is Israel" hopes viewers will see that focusing solely on demonizing Israel isn't just unfair to Israel, it is a betrayal of their best intentions.The video will arm potential anti-Israel activists against turning into unwitting hypocrites, instead of advocates for just causes.
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
An interactive video game will allow users to relive a day in the life of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. The focus of the game, simply titled “Anne Frank,” is the day in October 1942 that the teenage Anne wrote in her diary about her fears that a worker was about to discover the family’s hiding […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Building a synagogue on Temple Mount is practically being urged by the U.S. State Dept.
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An international tennis association is investigating a Tunisian tennis player for pulling out of a match instead of facing Israeli player Amir Weintraub in the quarterfinals of an Association of Tennis Professionals match in Tashkent. Jaziri gave a knee injury as the official reason for pulling out, and the Tunisian Sports and Youth Ministry told AFP that […]
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