Tag: Europe

Nato to bolster Eastern Europe against Russia

Nato is set to announce details of a plan to bolster the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe in response to continued fighting in Ukraine.   The bloc’s chief says it will be the biggest reinforcement of its collective defence since the end of the Cold War.   Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry […]

ISIS calls for more terrorist attacks against France, urges Muslims to join ‘caliphate’

Just a month after a jihadist-inspired killing spree killed over a dozen people in Paris, the Islamic State called for more attacks against France on Wednesday.   In a new video circulated on social media, the extremist organization that has managed to carve out a de facto jihadist state across large swaths of Syria and […]

Europe’s Jews ponder: Is it time to flee again?

Eighty years ago, Jael Botsch-Fitterling’s parents decided something was very wrong in Germany, the nation they called home. Chancellor Adolf Hitler had just named himself fuhrer, and anti-Semitism was becoming national law. Her parents and other relatives packed up and fled.   Because of that move, six years later she was born in Jerusalem in […]

France’s Jewish migrants face challenge of life in Israel

At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: “Where’s the cheese counter?” For Jews coming to “the Jewish state” from all corners reached by the diaspora, the move may bring relief, but […]

US Official:’ A Free Europe Rises or Falls With Ukraine’

A top U.S. official said Tuesday that the conflict in eastern Ukraine has become a battleground for a peaceful and free Europe.   “We all know that today, a Europe whole, free and at peace rises or falls with Ukraine. Ukraine’s front line for freedom is ours as well,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland […]

Benjamin Netanyahu presented with emergency plan to absorb 120,000 French Jews

Indicating displeasure with Israel’s immigration promotion and absorption strategy, the Jewish People Policy Institute last week presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with its emergency plan for the absorption of 120,000 French immigrants.   According to the high profile Jerusalem think tank, which maintains close ties with the Jewish Agency and senior politicians, Israel has thus […]

Timmermans warns of Jewish exodus

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans suggested the issue was as urgent as the euro’s troubles.   “In some [EU] states the majority of the Jewish community is not sure they have a future in Europe,” he said.   France, with the EU’s biggest Jewish community, has announced sweeping anti-terror measures after Islamist attacks.   French […]

EU official proposes widening Mideast peace talks body

Diplomats must take a fresh look at the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the hopes of reviving the negotiations after March elections in Israel, the EU’s foreign policy chief said Tuesday.   “What I’m afraid of is that on one side the lack of process is in itself something that is deteriorating the situation,” the […]

Tel Aviv terror attack a result of wild incitement coming from Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on the shoulders of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for allowing vicious incitement against Israel.   “This same terrorism tries to hit us in Paris, Brussels, and elsewhere,” he said.   Netanyahu and Abbas walked together in the front line in […]

Many European Jews scared to identify as Zionists

Many European Jews are afraid to identify themselves as Zionists and supporters of Israel, the leaders of several national branches of the Women’s International Zionist Organization told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.   Speaking at the organization’s annual meeting in Tel Aviv, the heads of the WIZO branches in France, Belgium, Germany and Sweden described […]