Tag: Jews

Jerusalem to host largest-ever event on anti-Semitism; Putin, Macron to attend

President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that some 30 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, will be coming to Israel in January to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, in what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering focused on combating anti-Semitism. Rivlin spoke at a press conference at […]

1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, new survey finds

A new survey shows about one in four Europeans holding anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in Eastern and Central European countries. The poll of 14 countries released Thursday by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that such views have held mostly steady in Western Europe. “It is deeply concerning that approximately […]

Europe’s oldest hatred is back with new EU labeling law for Jewish products

Two generations removed from the Holocaust, a rising specter of anti-Semitism is once again haunting Europe. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) just issued a ruling discriminating against Jewish businesses in Israel. The case was brought by Psâgot Winery, a historic vineyard, and maker of Israeli wine. The decision, however, has implications […]

‘Not anti-Semitic’: Khamenei defines Iran’s goal of ‘wiping out Israel’

When Iran speaks of wiping Israel off the map, it doesn’t mean the mass slaughter of the country’s Jews but rather eliminating the Jewish state’s “imposed regime,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday. “The disappearance of Israel does not mean the disappearance of the Jewish people, because we have nothing against [Jews],” Khamenei said, […]

Pope blasts ‘inhuman, un-Christian’ rebirth of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis has denounced the “inhuman, un-Christian” rebirth of anti-Semitism, weighing in on an issue that has convulsed Italy in recent weeks. Speaking at his general audience Wednesday, Francis denounced anti-Semitism, saying it is raging after the world thought the “brutalities” of the Holocaust were over. He said: “Here and there, there is a new […]

Marking Kristallnacht, UN chief vows to fight anti-Semitism

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pledged on Thursday to increase his organization’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism. “Since nobody is born to hate, intolerance can be prevented and unlearned,” he told a gathering at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, marking the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht – the violent attack in Germany […]

Christian, Jewish and Muslim students take part in interreligious summer school

As young people from across the world gathered for a three-week Interreligious Summer School at the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland, they heard inspiring greetings about interreligious dialogue from people who encouraged them to contribute to issues of religious pluralism and intercultural acceptance in a society based on migration and globalisation. […]

Israeli, American Jewish Leaders Slam UN Secretary-General For ‘Occupation’ Statement

The secretary-general of the United Nations was roundly condemned Tuesday by both Jewish-American and Israeli leaders for a statement slamming the ongoing “occupation” of Palestinian territories. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, António Guterres issued a statement saying that the 1967 defensive war “resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, […]

UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror

A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups. Palestine Expo 2017 is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency […]

Jews worldwide in stunning ‘ingathering’ in Israel

It’s perhaps the most rapid demographic shift in history. Some would even call it miraculous. Within only a few generations, Jews scattered around the world have reassembled into a nation in their ancient biblical homeland of Israel. One Israeli in the new film “I Am Israel” marvels that there were only around 60,000 Jews in what […]