Tag: Europe

EU Parliamentarian: The Writing is On the Wall

European Parliamentarian Meir Habib said Wednesday that the Jews of Europe felt as if they were facing the same dangers their parents and grandparents had on the eve of the Holocaust. “Today, we understand more than ever the feelings and feats of the Jewish residents of Europe before the war,” Habib said. “From an early […]

Hatred of Jews and Israel is the same, chairman of the March of the Living says

OVER THE last 27 years, the March of the Living has brought together more than 200,000 participants to walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau. OVER THE last 27 years, the March of the Living has brought together more than 200,000 participants to walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Each year, these marchers commemorate more than a million people […]

France set to propose new Palestinian state resolution at UN

The French effort will be based on three steps: first French diplomats will present a draft resolution to the UN Security Council, a step which requires US acquiescence that it will not exercise its veto; second an international peace conference will be held; and the third step will be for France, along with other European […]

How many European Jews are there? It depends on who you ask

People are progressively growing more and more aware of the increasing level of anti-Semitism facing European Jewry and while the extent of the problem is a matter of debate it is generally agreed that a solution must be found. The number of people affected, however, remains a matter of dispute with wildly different population numbers […]

Eastern European civilians undergo military training amid Russia threat

NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they’re safe from Russian aggression.   But these days, ordinary people aren’t taking any chances.   In Poland, doctors, shopkeepers, lawmakers and others are heeding a call to receive military training […]

Europe’s Anti-Semitism as Bad as 1930s

World Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder told a congressional committee in Washington that the United States could not sit by quietly, with events such as the recent attack in France underlining the growing threat.   “Once again, like the 1930s, European Jews live in fear,” said Lauder, a billionaire businessman who inherited a fortune […]

Houthi Militants Storm Yemeni Gov’t Stronghold City

On early Wednesday, the Houthi military overtook al-Anad air base, which lies just 37 miles from Aden. Afterwards, there were reports that Hadi decided to flee from his presidential palace in the port city, following reports of unidentified fighter jets executing bombing runs over his location. AFP reports that president Hadi boarded a helicopter and […]

The ball is now in the Iranian court

French diplomacy refuses for the moment to back down from objections to a rushed agreement with Iran. Over the past few weeks, Paris has been leading a tougher stance on negotiations with Iran, compared with the official US positions.   French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius even called back his negotiating team this Thursday from Lausanne […]

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

The French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, the son of Holocaust survivors, is an accomplished, even gifted, pessimist. To his disciples, he is a Jewish Zola, accusing France’s bien-pensant intellectual class of complicity in its own suicide. To his foes, he is a reactionary whose nostalgia for a fairy-tale French past is induced by an irrational fear […]

EU Names New Middle East Special Envoy

European Union foreign ministers named Fernando Gentilini as new special representative for the Middle East on Monday, AFP reported, filling a post vacant since early 2014 in the hope of getting the stalled peace process “back on track,” officials said.   Gentilini – an Italian, as is EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini – currently heads the EU’s Western Balkans and Turkey division and his appointment will […]