Tag: Jews

Obama ignites social media by calling Paris kosher deli attack ‘random’

US President Barack Obama came under attack this week, particularly in the news and on social media circles, after he appeared to have avoided characterizing as anti-Semitic the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month in which the only four victims killed were Jewish.   Questions first percolated after an Obama press conference […]

Pray for Victims of Deadly Crash in Negev

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who survived an assassination attempt by a Palestinian Arab terrorist last October, on Tuesday called on the public to pray for people who were injured in a deadly crash in the Negev.   Tuesday’s crash occurred when a bus and a truck pulling a tractor collided, killing eight people on […]

Settlers mulling life under Palestinian Authority rule

Although it’s hardly mainstream thinking, voices on both sides are quietly contemplating an alternative: Perhaps some Jews can live in a future Palestine, even if only in small numbers, the way Arabs live in Israel.   That would reduce Israel’s challenge, perhaps avoiding possible violent settler resistance. It would also absolve the Palestinians of an […]

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 […]

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

A Jewish leader stood Tuesday before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.   Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish […]

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 […]

Spielberg: 70 years after Holocaust Jews still face anti-Semitism

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said on Monday he hoped that the Holocaust commemorations taking place in Poland on Tuesday will be a warning for future generations, in light of a rising tide of anti-Semitism and intolerance against Jews.   Spielberg was talking to Holocaust survivors in the southern Polish city of Krakow, ahead of the […]

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 […]

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 […]