Tag: Jews

Comment: Palestinian Authority’s future is not in rewriting history

Once again, the UN organization charged with promoting intercultural understanding and preserving cultural heritage has airbrushed the connection between the Jewish people and its holiest sites.   The Palestinian Authority, which spearheaded the campaign, has touted the resolution by the UNESCO executive board in relation to Jerusalem, which calls for recognition of Jerusalem’s sites that […]

UNESCO to vote on resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount

UNESCO is slated to vote twice this month on Palestinian initiated resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to its most holy religious site of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem.The first of these votes will be taken on Thursday or Friday of this week by the 58-member Executive Board of the United […]

Rabbis, religious leaders ask LGBT community for forgiveness

Rabbis, educators and community leaders in the religious community published a video on Saturday night in which they apologized before Yom Kippur for the poor treatment of the LGBT community this past Jewish year by their colleagues.   The video is in keeping with Jewish tradition of seeking forgiveness for wrongs committed against one’s neighbors […]

Hungary: Jobbik Party anti-Semite Csanad Szegedi moves to Israel after discovering he is a Jew

A leader of a Hungarian far-right party is planning to move to Israel after discovering his Jewish heritage. Csanad Szegedi, 34, former leader of the Jobbik party who have been previously accused of Neo-Nazism, is preparing to make aliya and move to Israel four years after leaving the nationalist party when he discovered his Jewish […]

‘70% of European Jews won’t go to shul on High Holy Days despite heightened security’

A poll released on Tuesday claiming that 70% of European Jews won’t go to synagogue on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur due to security concerns, has been met with skepticism by prominent Jewish leaders.   The online survey, conducted last week by the European Jewish Association and the Rabbinical Center of Europe had 78 respondents, […]

Turkey ‘Islamic hotspot to watch’

After quelling a military coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to consolidate military and diplomatic power, much as did the Islamic Ottoman empire that existed there more than a century ago.   In his “Underground” video, Richardson, whose works include “The Coming Battle for Jerusalem,” “The Global Jesus Revolution,” “When a Jew Rules […]

Jew-Hatred At All Time High; Anti-Semitism 2.0 Uses Internet As Tool For Hate

TEL AVIV – Jew hatred and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said at a high-level forum on anti-Semitism held on Wednesday at the UN’s headquarters in New York. “Over 1/3 of European Jews are afraid to wear a yarmulke or Star of David in public,” […]

Jews may not pray in Muslim Quarter of Old City

A ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount has been extended to the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, police officials say, justifying the series of recent arrests of Jews praying outside of entrances to the Temple Mount.   After a number of arrests of Jews praying outside of the gates of the Temple […]

Poll: Israeli Jews fear Palestinians, reject plan for PA state

Few Israeli Jews and Palestinian Authority Arabs support the basic outline of a final status agreement along the lines of the offer made by then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak to Yasser Arafat in the summer of 2000, a new joint poll reveals.   According to the survey, conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute and Palestinian Center […]

Hezbollah Threatens to Invade Israel, Destroy Jewish State

A top Hezbollah leader this month said that the Lebanese terrorist militia is now capable of not only firing missiles at Israel, but can also launch a ground invasion of the Jewish state.   “Israel is closer than ever before to its demise,” Lebanese cleric Hashem Safieddine, head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, said in an […]