Tag: Jews

Israel police clash with Ethiopian Jewish protesters

Thousands of Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin had taken part in a rally before some demonstrators tried to storm the city’s municipality building.   Police fired tear gas and stun grenades as protesters threw bottles and bricks.   Tensions have risen after video emerged last week showing two policemen beating an Ethiopian Israeli soldier.   Two officers […]

Merkel says Germans can never forget death camp horrors

Germans will never forget the “unfathomable horrors” that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich. In a moving speech to 120 elderly survivors from 20 nations and six U.S. soldiers who helped […]

Israelis who hate Israel—and the Christians who fund them

While most Israelis celebrated 67 years of independence last week, a fringe Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO) hopes this year will be the last for the Jewish state. Zochrot, a tiny radical anti-Zionist group, was established with the aim of “rais[ing] public awareness of the Palestinian Nakba (“Catastrophe” in Arabic)” and “recognizing and materializing the right […]

Anti-Semitism rising again, Jewish leader warns 70 years after death camp’s liberation

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder warned Sunday at the ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany that history is in danger of repeating itself.   “Seventy years ago, the world was silent and now we are standing on one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world,” […]

Family of US Jew killed in US strike slams Obama administration

Weinstein’s wife, Elaine, said the family was broken in the wake of the official announcement of his death. She blamed the American government for the “inconsistent and disappointing” efforts to aid the damily over the years. Elaine said wanted the US government to formulate a better policy on how it handles the families of hostages. […]

Alarming Study: 38 Percent Increase in Violent Anti-Semitic Acts in 2014 Worldwide

Tel Aviv University Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry’s alarming study on anti-Semitism finds that 2014 was “one of the worst years in the last decade, 2004-2014, in fact, it was the second worst year after 2009 [worldwide],” with “hundreds and sometimes over a thousand antisemitic manifestations and incidents of various types […]

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 […]

Rabbi slams Women of the Wall for smuggling Torah scroll into holy site

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the chief cleric in charge of overseeing religious affairs at the Western Wall, denounced the prayer rights group Women of the Wall on Monday for bringing a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the plaza adjoining Judaism’s holiest site.   The rabbi condemned the move by the group, which has been […]

Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet for Coalition Talks

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Friday afternoon, amid tense barbs between the two parties and heavy speculation over the coalition.   Globes reported Thursday that some initial coalition talks had begun between Netanyahu and Bennett, whereby Bennett would be reinstated as Economics Minister and would also be given […]