Tag: Jews

Pope blasts ‘inhuman, un-Christian’ rebirth of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis has denounced the “inhuman, un-Christian” rebirth of anti-Semitism, weighing in on an issue that has convulsed Italy in recent weeks. Speaking at his general audience Wednesday, Francis denounced anti-Semitism, saying it is raging after the world thought the “brutalities” of the Holocaust were over. He said: “Here and there, there is a new […]

Marking Kristallnacht, UN chief vows to fight anti-Semitism

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pledged on Thursday to increase his organization’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism. “Since nobody is born to hate, intolerance can be prevented and unlearned,” he told a gathering at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, marking the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht – the violent attack in Germany […]

Christian, Jewish and Muslim students take part in interreligious summer school

As young people from across the world gathered for a three-week Interreligious Summer School at the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland, they heard inspiring greetings about interreligious dialogue from people who encouraged them to contribute to issues of religious pluralism and intercultural acceptance in a society based on migration and globalisation. […]

Israeli, American Jewish Leaders Slam UN Secretary-General For ‘Occupation’ Statement

The secretary-general of the United Nations was roundly condemned Tuesday by both Jewish-American and Israeli leaders for a statement slamming the ongoing “occupation” of Palestinian territories. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, António Guterres issued a statement saying that the 1967 defensive war “resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, […]

UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror

A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups. Palestine Expo 2017 is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency […]

Jews worldwide in stunning ‘ingathering’ in Israel

It’s perhaps the most rapid demographic shift in history. Some would even call it miraculous. Within only a few generations, Jews scattered around the world have reassembled into a nation in their ancient biblical homeland of Israel. One Israeli in the new film “I Am Israel” marvels that there were only around 60,000 Jews in what […]

Trump Tells Muslim Leaders: Stand Against ‘the Persecution of Jews and the Slaughter of Christians’

President Donald Trump told a meeting of leaders from more than 50 predominantly Muslim nations on Sunday that they must stand “together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.” Trump was speaking at the Arab Islamic American Summit hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia […]

Trump May Speak at Symbolic Jewish Fortress When Visiting Israel

President Trump’s first trip abroad as president may include a speech at the highly symbolic ancient Jewish fortress of Masada, Israeli media outlets reported Thursday, after the White House announced a visit later this month to Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Vatican, Italy and Belgium. The White House said Trump has accepted invitations from Saudi King […]

Bennett wins Jewish Home primaries

Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday evening won the primaries for the leadership of the Jewish Home party, and will continue to head the party over the next several years. Bennett won by an overwhelming majority of 80.3%. 15,701 out of 30,734 (51.1%) of the members of the Jewish Home party exercised their right to […]

U.S. Campuses Lead Rise in Global Anti-Semitism

A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. campuses. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said Sunday that assaults specifically targeting Jews, vandalism and other violent incidents fell 12 percent last year. […]