Tag: Jews

Erdogan: Anti-Semitism is a crime, Islamophobia should be too

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an interview with CNN ensured that Jewish citizens living in Turkey will be safe, and slammed European countries for not heeding his terror warnings.   When asked by CNN correspondent Christine Amanpour about the heightened threat towards Jews in Turkey, Erdogan firmly replied: “We have a very significant number […]

Netanyahu’s dilemma: Détente with Turkey or recognition of Syrian Kurds

Last Friday, April 1, President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan had his first encounter with a group of American Jewish leaders, at his request. The full details of its contents were hard to sort out because the Turkish translator censored his master’s words with a heavy hand to make them more acceptable to his audience. But Erdogan’s […]

Report: ISIS planning attack on Turkish Jews

According to the network, information on what intelligence officials are describing as “an imminent” attack against Jewish targets in Turkey was obtained from six ISIS operatives who were arrested in the southern city of Gaziantep over the last week.   The most likely target of an attack is Istanbul’s synagogue in Beyoglu, which also has […]

VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial

French-language television station captured footage of a woman wearing a hijab ripping up an Israeli flag at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels.   The images were captured by the RTL television network and disseminated on the web and social media.   The incident took place at the vigil that […]

Cruz: America will stand alongside Israel

“Palestine has not existed since 1948,” Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said at the beginning of his speech in front of the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC, on Monday evening.   He noted that Megillat Esther, the book of Esther, will be read at synagogues this Wednesday evening on the holiday […]

Israeli military closes West Bank for 4-day Purim holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has imposed a four-day closure on the West Bank, banning Palestinians from entering Israel during the Jewish festival of Purim.   The military says the closure began early Wednesday and will be maintained throughout the holiday, ending at midnight Saturday. Exceptions will be made for humanitarian and medical cases. […]

Athens mayor takes stand against anti-Semitism

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has signed a declaration against anti-Semitism, JTA reports.   The American Jewish Committee has been encouraging city mayors to sign the document and show their opposition to continuing anti-Semitic incidents. So far, over 300 mayors in the United States and 60 in Europe have added their name to the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign. […]

US says Europe needs ‘working definition’ of anti-Semitism

The US encouraged European governments to adopt a working definition of anti-Semitism while condemning the conflation of Diaspora Jewry with the State of Israel, during an international forum in Berlin this week.   Speaking at the third Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism in Berlin on Tuesday, State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism […]

Write Jewish law, get banned from Temple Mount

Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer, the Chief Rabbi of Mitzpe Yericho and the dean of Hara’ayon Hayehudi Yeshiva in Jerusalem, is currently banned from ascending the Temple Mount – because he wrote a booklet on the Jewish legal facets of the Temple offerings ten years ago.In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Rabbi Kroizer said, “last Wednesday I wanted […]

Is Biden’s Israel visit opening shot for White House bid?

US Vice President Joe Biden will start his five-day Middle East tour in Israel Tuesday, March 8, by presenting the multibillion financial and defense aid package promised by the Obama administration to redress the imbalance in Israeli security generated by the nuclear deal with Iran. DEBKAfile’s sources report that Prime Minister’s Binyamin Netanyahu was also […]