Tag: Jews

Women of the Wall director arrested for smuggling Torah scroll to Kotel

Women of the Wall (WOW) Director Lesley Sachs was arrested Tuesday after smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the of the Western Wall Plaza so that women could read from it, against legal regulations established for the holy places.   Her arrest took place after Rosh Chodesh (the new Jewish month) prayers […]

Rabbis denounce Liberman for ‘bribing God’

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) sent a sharp message to new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) Friday, chastising him for his first statements as he took up the post this week.   “You can’t bribe G-d by going to pray at the Kotel and immediately afterwards announcing your acceptance of a two-state solution which endangers the […]

Glick: ‘Netanyahu in his heart is with settlers’

Glick began by praising Women in Green directors Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover for their work in advancing the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.   He stressed that now is the time to implement Israeli sovereignty in the region so as to “bring peace,” and called to build more in Judea and Samaria – […]

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

Le Raincy (France) (AFP) – When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to leave.   It was his second such break-in in less than three months and the 71-year-old no longer felt welcome in Bondy, […]

Israel’s newest MK: God thought I have things to do in the Knesset

Glick’s politics are tricky to pin down. On the one hand, he is considered an extremist who fights for the entry of Jews to the Temple Mount, which could potentially ignite the Middle East and the entire world at large. On the other hand, he is one of the most vocal detractors of Sgt. Elor […]

Report: Netanyahu and Herzog agreed on freeze

The report is in line with an earlier report in the Ma’ariv newspaper which said that Herzog’s demand for a formal, comprehensive freeze on construction in Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria was a sticking point in the coalition talks between the sides.   The announcement would not mean much, however, since there already is […]

‘This is our 1948’: Kurds kindle a close relationship with Jews and Israel

It was cold and dark when we arrived.   The beams of light from our clunky sedan on the potholed road seemed to be the only thing piercing the darkness.   To the north, Mount Shingal, which we had just crossed, lurked. To the south lay the city of Shingal, and beyond that the front […]

Victims of anti-Semitism remembered by the Jewish Agency

Each year on Yom Hazikaron – Remembrance Day for the Fallen and Victims of Terror – the Jewish Agency conducts a memorial ceremony that also includes the commemoration of Diaspora Jews who were murdered for no reason other than the fact that they were Jews.   Because each victim is an individual with a personal […]

Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In his Holocaust Remembrance Day message, President Barack Obama called for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism in Europe and on campuses.   “Today, and every day, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community both at home and abroad,” Obama said in his statement released Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of commemorations. […]

Siren brings Israel to a halt as country marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel commemorated the six million Jews who were murdered by Nazis in the Holocaust on Thursday with a two minute siren that brought the country to a halt at 10 a.m.   Events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day began on Wednesday evening at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.   At that ceremony, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned […]