Tag: Jews

‘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 […]

Economic catastrophe awaits if Jews leave Europe, Jewish leader warns

Europe is on the verge of a serious economic crisis if the European Union does not introduce new legislation to counter anti-Semitism, according to the president of the European Jewish Congress.   Moshe Kantor said every Jewish family on the continent is contemplating whether they should “leave or stay” as they fear the levels of […]

Jews Dress Up as Arabs to Enter Temple Mount

Please note: the following story was a Purim spoof. Jews, whether dressed up as Arabs or not, are still unable to pray on the Temple Mount.   A group of Temple Mount activists were spotted dressed up as Arabs on Friday in order to be able to enter the compound.   The Jewish activists did […]

PM on Purim to BBC’s Persian service: Iranian regime carrying on in Haman’s tradition

The current Iranian regime is perpetuating the tradition of Haman from 2,500 years ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday – Purim – in an interview with the BBC’s Persian-language television news channel.   During the interview, conducted in English, Netanyahu said that Israel has always had great respect for the people of Iran, […]


Every day of gloom and doom is one day closer to the final showdown… when Jesus returns and rids the world of all of this chaos and godlessness By Linda Sargent   At the end of 2014 the national and global news was more disturbing than it was the year before: wars, floods, earthquakes, famine, […]

Jerusalem court upholds Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Activists hailed what they labeled as an historic victory on Monday, after the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court issued a ruling ostensibly backing claims that Jews be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.   Activist Yehudah Glick had brought a law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for two years from visiting the site […]

Court Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

Temple activists were euphoric Monday after a precedent-setting ruling by Magistrates’ Court Judge Malka Aviv in the case of Yehuda Glick vs. the Israeli Police, a day earlier. The judge ruled that the police “must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mount” – in a ruling replete with harsh criticism of […]

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is Purim on the Potomac

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday, he will likely make reference to Purim, that holiday that will begin Wednesday night commemorating the Jews’ salvation from the hands of Haman and the Persians thousands of years ago.   How could he not; it’s a slam dunk.   Then the Persians wanted to destroy […]

US Senate to call for European nations to appoint anti-Semitism envoys

The US Senate will likely soon call on European leaders to appoint national anti-Semitism czars to monitor and combat hate against their countries’ Jewish minorities.   That call is included in a bipartisan resolution introduced on Wednesday, which is being co-sponsored by 53 senators.   “Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we are witnessing […]

Hollande Vows Tougher Penalties for Anti-Semitism

French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to introduce tougher penalties for “racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic” remarks in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris.   Speaking at an annual dinner hosted by the country’s Jewish community and quoted by the AFP news agency, Hollande called for “faster, more effective sanctions” against hate speech […]