Tag: Europe

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 […]

Israel must open Asian markets due to anti-Semitism in Europe

With Europe becoming increasingly hostile toward Israel and Jews, the Jewish state needs to diversify its markets, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet Sunday, just hours before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed for the first visit by a Japanese premier in nine years.   “Western Europe is undergoing a wave of Islamization, anti-Semitism […]

Will the Paris attacks change France’s view on Israel and the Palestinians?

The world leaders have gone, the millions of marchers have dispersed, the speeches are done, the streets have been cleaned, the victims buried. Now will come the test whether, as some said, last week’s attacks in France truly constituted that country’s 9/11 moment.   What does that mean, a 9/11 moment? It means a turning […]

Terror threat in Europe shuts down Jewish schools

The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.   There was no concrete threat against the Cheider School in Amsterdam, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said, citing the school’s Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs. School phones went unanswered Friday morning. […]

Jews Must Begin Carrying Guns

One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.   The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says […]

Kerry hugs Hollande, says US ‘shares pain’ after attacks

US top diplomat John Kerry said Friday his country shared France’s pain over last week’s Islamist attacks, after a warm embrace with President Francois Hollande who said their countries needed to work together against extremism.   “I know you know that we share the pain and the horror of everything that you went through,” said […]

Pope’s Charlie Hebdo comments do not justify attack

Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith, in comments that the Vatican later said Friday did not mean justifying the attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.   Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines on Thursday, […]

Israel’s facing worsening international isolation, warns Foreign Ministry pa…

The classified document, sent by the Foreign Ministry to Israeli missions worldwide, warns of possible diplomatic damage to Israel due to “moves to mark settlement products, stop the supply of replacement parts; debates on sanctions against Israel; demands for compensation for damage caused by Israel to European projects in the Palestinian territories; European activity in […]