Tag: Jews

Uneasy Republicans and confident Democrats diverge on ‘Jewish’ issues

It’s never been easy for Jewish Republicans. Jews have broken overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates since Woodrow Wilson. Despite rising American Jewish affluence, usually a harbinger of conservative voting patterns, a plurality self-defines as liberal.   Republican Jews have poured millions into upping their share of the Jewish vote in recent elections, portraying the GOP as […]

Jewish groups rally against anti-Israel bias at UN

Over 50 Jewish groups joined forces this week to take action against anti-Israel bias at the United Nations and its agencies.   The initiative, which was launched by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, consists of a formal declaration and a national and international campaign to “counteract the spate of anti-Israel actions at […]

Dramatic increase in anti-Semitic violence in US

The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks in the US rose dramatically last year, according to data released on Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League.Carol Nuriel, executive director of the ADL office in Israel, presented the annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents at a committee meeting of the Immigration and Absorption Ministry.Be the first to know – Join […]

Global meeting against anti-Semitism meets in Buenos Aires

An increase in education, closer monitoring of the internet and media, new legislation, and interfaith dialogue are needed to combat anti-Semitism, a global meeting against anti-Semitism was told in Buenos Aires.   Parliamentarians and 250 experts from 17 countries in the region came to the Argentine capital for the Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism, a […]

Israel claims partial victory as UNESCO delays vote to erase Jewish ties to Temple Mount

The failed Turkish coup over the weekend delayed until October a UNESCO vote on Jerusalem that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.The 21-members of the World Heritage Committee had been scheduled to vote on the matter in the coming days as it wrapped up its 40th session in Istanbul which had been scheduled to […]

UNESCO head backs Israel: Ignoring Jewish, Christian ties to Jerusalem harms its cultural status

Attempts by member states to erase Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem’s Old City harms its cultural status as a site that is sacred to the three monotheistic religions, warned UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova on Friday.   “To deny or conceal any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site, […]

EU UNESCO draft also disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount

The proposal is an alternative to the Jordanian-Palestinian one announced earlier this week. The Europeans distributed a document that allegedly partially softens this draft but still completely accepts the Palestinian narrative that the site that includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a site holy to Muslims alone.   While the European draft does mention the Western […]

Hundreds attend rally for 13-year-old terror victim at Temple Mount entrance

The heart of our daughter was stabbed and killed, and this is the heart of the Jewish nation,” said Rina Ariel, mother of slain teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel, at a rally attended by hundreds of supporters near the entrance to the Temple Mount Tuesday morning.   “We have to empower it. We need help to […]

UNESCO to vote on Jewish connection with the Temple Mount

The draft decision presented by the Palestinians and Jordanians includes a number of problematic points in relation to Israel. Firstly, the draft calls on Israel to return the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa mosque to “the historic status quo,” a new phrase implying that the sites should be returned to their pre-1967 status.   The […]

Majority of Jews in Israel favor controlling West Bank, poll reveals

A recent poll found that more than a third of the Jewish public believes Israel should annex the West Bank without giving equal rights to the Palestinians living there. Overall, the majority – 55 percent – believe Israeli control of the West Bank should continue, either by sustaining the status quo or through annexation.   […]