Diplomats celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary

April 20, 2018 by  

Australia’s ambassador Chris Cannan joined ambassadors diplomats from across the world at President Reuven Rivlin’s residence in Jerusalem to celebrate Israel’s 70th Independence Day. Read more

Anne Frank House initially bars (then allows) Jewish employee from wearing a ‘kipah’

April 16, 2018 by  

Of all the places on earth, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam prohibited its Jewish employees from wearing kipot, head coverings worn by observant Jews that are also referred to as yarmulkes. Read more

Journalist killed on Gaza-Israel border was reportedly a Hamas officer

April 11, 2018 by  

A journalist contracted by the Norwegian Refugee Council, who was killed on April 6 during the violence along the Gaza-Israel border, has reportedly been exposed as an officer in the Hamas terrorist group. Read more

In a Passover message, British premier recognises fight against anti-Semitism

April 4, 2018 by  

In a message to the Jewish community on the occasion of Passover, British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom. Read more

Israel Reaches Unprecedented Common Understanding with UNHCR

April 3, 2018 by  

The State of Israel and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees have reached an unprecedented common understanding on the issue of migrants.
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Shock and emotion follow barbaric murder of Holocaust survivor in Paris

March 28, 2018 by  

The umbrella representative body of French Jewish organizations, known as Crif, has called for a rally on Wednesday in Paris in memory of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Jewish woman brutally killed in her apartment. Read more

‘No to Anti-Semitism’: Rally calls for Labour Party to investigate cases of anti-Jewish conduct

March 28, 2018 by  

They criticised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whom British Jewish leaders have charged with enabling anti-Semitism in the party. Read more

British Jews rally in London to protest Labour Party’s anti-Semitism under the motto: ‘Enough is Enough’

March 27, 2018 by  

British Jews, who accuse Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of “siding with anti-Semites rather than with Jews,’’ have been called to rally on Monday in Parliament Square in London as Labour Parliament members meet inside. Read more

WJC hosts 70 leaders from 40 countries

March 20, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has hosted a special delegation of 70 Jewish leaders from 40 different countries in Jerusalem this week for a two-day mission under the leadership of President Ronald S. Lauder focusing on strengthening Diaspora-Israel relations. Read more

Israel provides support to Papua New Guinea following devastating earthquake

March 9, 2018 by  

Israel, a world leader in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, provided forty generators and other support to Papua New Guinea, following a devastating earthquake which struck the region. ​​​​

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Jewish group outraged by BDS founder’s address to E.U. Parliament

March 4, 2018 by  

The American Jewish Committee has condemned the European Parliament for hosting Omar Barghouti, the founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Read more

Perth Hebrew Congregation welcomes new rabbi

February 26, 2018 by  

Rabbi Daniel Lieberman has led his first service in Perth, just three days after his appointment took effect. Read more

A 70th gift…an embassy in Jerusalem

February 24, 2018 by  

The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14, in time for Israel’s 70th anniversary, according to a State Department official. Read more

Eighth-century clay seal with ‘signature of prophet Isaiah’ found in Jerusalem

February 23, 2018 by  

A historic archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to an article in the Biblical Archaeology ReviewRead more

IDF says it helped thwart Islamic State plot to bomb Australian flight

February 22, 2018 by  

An IDF elite intelligence unit revealed on Wednesday that it helped Australia thwart a plot by the Islamic State to bomb a commercial airliner. Read more

UK’s Labour Party expels anti-Semitic activist

February 20, 2018 by  

The United Kingdom’s Labour Party has expelled anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activist after a disciplinary hearing found that he had violated several party rules on behavior and rhetoric. Read more

$15 billion of Israeli natural gas to be sold to Egypt in landmark deal

February 20, 2018 by  

The operators of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan offshore natural gas fields have announced a landmark $15 billion, 10-year deal to sell the gas to Egypt. Read more

Israeli police push Netanyahu bribery indictment; he decries ‘slander’

February 14, 2018 by  

Israeli police investigators have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in two corruption cases, increasing the pressure to step down on one of the longest-serving Israeli leaders in the country’s history. Read more

Israel dispatches additional missile batteries in north to protect population

February 12, 2018 by  

The Israel Defence Forces is reinforcing missile defense systems along the border with Syria following a major military confrontation between Israel, Syria and Iran which culminated in the first battle loss of an Israeli fighter jet in 35 years. Read more

Fighter pilot injured in Syrian strike upgraded from serious to moderate condition

February 12, 2018 by  

The pilot of an Israeli F16 fighter jet seriously injured while his plane shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles on Sunday, has been upgraded to moderate condition according to Maimonides Medical Centre in Haifa. Read more

Remarkable, rare multicolored mosaic from the Roman period unearthed in archeological excavations in the Caesarea National Park

February 9, 2018 by  

The mosaic was uncovered during an archaeological excavation that is part of the largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel – with an investment of over 100 million shekels contributed by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Caesarea Development Corporation. Read more

Israeli lawmakers author counter-bill criminalising Polish Holocaust denial

February 3, 2018 by  

In a direct response to a bill passed by Polish legislators criminalising terms that link Poland to any involvement of the heinous crimes in the Holocaust, 61 members of Israel’s Knesset co-sponsored new legislation whereby exonerating Polish involvement in crimes against humanity during World War II will be considered a form of illegal Holocaust denial. Read more

Abbas set to address Security Council to ask for full UN membership

February 3, 2018 by  

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to address the United Nations Security Council later this month amid growing tensions with the United States. Read more

Despite Israeli, US opposition, Polish Senators pass bill criminalising terms linking Poland to the Holocaust

February 2, 2018 by  

The Polish Senate passed a bill Wednesday criminalising statements linking Poland to the murder of Jews which occurred on its soil during the Holocaust, in an attempt to lay blame for the crimes that left more than 1 million Polish Jews dead during World War II squarely on German Nazis. Read more

Ireland postpones controversial bill banning trade with settlements after Israel issues protest

January 31, 2018 by  

The Irish Senate postponed a vote on a controversial bill that would criminalize trade with Israeli settlements just hours after the Israeli government protested the measure. Read more

Israel’s finance minister to meet Palestinian prime minister to boost economic cooperation

January 31, 2018 by  

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will meet with Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in an effort to boost economic cooperation, according to Israeli media reports. Read more

In Knesset address, Pence declares embassy will move to Jerusalem next year

January 23, 2018 by  

In a historic address to the Israeli Knesset on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence pledged that the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “before the end of next year.” Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns neo-Nazi activities in Poland

January 23, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has welcomed the Polish government’s swift condemnation of fascist activities over the weekend, following an undercover television report revealed a neo-Nazi group celebrating Hitler and burning swastikas. Read more

NYT: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019

January 22, 2018 by  

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week predicted the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated to Jerusalem within a year, President Donald Trump countered that estimate. The New York Times now reports that the White House is indeed pushing full steam ahead with the embassy’s relocation. Read more

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

January 22, 2018 by  

Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe. Read more

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