Tag: Jews

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 […]

Holocaust ‘an era of history … that’s coming back’

“The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history,” Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington, told WND. “We are condemned to repeat history if we do not learn from it.”   Jan Markell, who co-wrote “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell” with Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman, is […]

Violent anti-Semitism surged 40 percent in 2014, study finds

Anti-Semitic violence rose by nearly forty percent in 2014 over the previous year, according to a report released this morning by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University.   Overall, 766 violent incidents were recorded worldwide, a “sharp increase” over the 554 tallied in 2013, according to the […]

Jews Receive Cold Welcome on Temple Mount

Thousands of Jews arrived Thursday morning to the Temple Mount after finishing morning prayer services at the Kotel (Western Wall). Police only allowed one group at a time onto Judaisms holiest site, each compromised of ten individuals. Visitors also underwent a rigorous physical inspection before being granted entrance. A resident of Har Bracha who ascended to the Mount told Arutz […]

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 […]

Anti-Semitic attacks rise significantly in Netherlands

An anti-Semitism watchdog group in the Netherlands said that  incidents involving acts against the Jewish community rose 71 percent last year, adding that some police officers were unwilling to intervene in such matters.   The Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, recorded 171 incidents in 2014 compared to 100 in 2013, […]

Jewish Democrats call on Obama to cool rhetoric against Benjamin Netanyahu

Some Jewish House Democrats called on President Barack Obama to tamp down the rhetoric against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.   The Congress members issued the demand last week at a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, Politico reported Sunday. The meeting was the latest in a series of regular briefings that […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Hate Speech Laws Won’t Stop Anti-Semitism’

Europe will not stem the tide of anti-Semitism by prosecuting hate speech and should focus instead on getting society to speak out against it, a US envoy said Monday in Sweden, AFP reported.   “We understand that it’s often very difficult to prosecute hate speech,” the American special envoy against anti-Semitism Ira Forman told journalists in the southern city of Malmo.   “So […]