Tag: Europe

Why the EU-US trade deal matters

There’s one big issue for the new UK government that stayed below the radar during the election campaign – trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States, known as TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.   The big political parties didn’t make much of it during the campaign. Both the Conservatives and […]

US, EU pressuring PA to renew peace talks with Israel

The Palestinian Authority leadership is under pressure from the international community to resume the peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official was quoted on Saturday as saying. The official told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper that the several countries have also expressed their desire to see a summit between PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime […]

‘Obama mulls veto of French proposal for Palestinian state in UN Security Council’

US President Barack Obama has told associates that he intends to veto the French proposal for a UN Security Council resolution mandating the creation of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within two years, Channel 10 is reporting on Friday.   French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said this past March […]

NATO military exercises aim to send message of resolve to Russia

NATO countries are staging massive air, land and sea exercises across Russia’s northern borders this month in response to warnings from the Kremlin and strategic analysts that President Vladimir Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons are more than bluster.   The exercises in Estonia, Lithuania and Norway involve more than 21,000 troops and state-of-the-art military […]

France urges Palestinians not to execute suspects in Arafat’s death

France has demanded that the Palestinian Authority promise that it would not impose the death penalty on anyone found guilty of killing former PLO leader Yasser Arafat, a senior Fatah official said on Wednesday. Tawfik Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central Committee and head of the Palestinian commission of inquiry into the death of Arafat, […]

European Leaders to Take Part in Major Rabbinical Conference

The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) has finalized preparations for its 29th conference to be held next Tuesday in Toulouse, France, timed to mark 70 years since the Nazi Third Reich surrendered in France.   Attending the conference will be around 200 of the leading rabbis and dayanim (rabbinical judges) in Europe, led by the Head of the European […]

Anti-Semitism and Israel’s moral imperative

Horrific outbursts against the Jews are on the rise all over Europe – exclamations like “gas the Jews” and “Jews burn best” are being heard at soccer games and similar social gatherings. While there is nothing to excuse or justify such hateful speech, some effort still needs to be made to understand why this is […]

French PM calls hatred of Jews insufferable, pledges 107 mil Euro against anti-Semitism

France will invest 100 million Euros in a program meant to combat anti-Semitism in the country, Israel Radio reported on Friday. Speaking during a visit to the Paris suburb of Creteil, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that his government will strengthen laws against racism and anti-Semitism while warning that bigotry of all types has […]

Franklin Graham Warns Holocaust Might Be Repeated With Influx of Muslims

Jews from all over the world place small placards in front of the main railway building at the former Nazi death camp of Birkenau (Auschwitz II) in Oswiecim, southern Poland, May 2, 2011. Thousands of mainly Jewish people participated in the 17th annual “March of the Living,” a Holocaust commemoration.   The Rev. Franklin Graham […]

Holocaust deniers gather in secret London conference

The newspaper sent an undercover team into the event, where it counted 113 participants in all, and the resulting report detailed incendiary anti-Semitic statements and open expressions of support for Nazism and racism.   “As long as the power of the Jewish lobby remains entrenched, there will be no end to the systematic Jewish distortion […]