Tuesday 26 March 2019

News

Former Labour minister Jane Kennedy has quit

Former Labour minister Jane Kennedy has quit the party over the anti-Semitic treatment of Jewish MP Luciana Berger and controversial decision to re-admit Derek Hatton. Kennedy, who served Tony Blair and Gordon Brown before leaving...

WJC concern over neo-Nazi marches

World Jewish Congress have condemned thousands of neo-Nazis attending parades in Lithuania and Latvia. Veterans of Latvia’s World War Two Waffen SS wing and allies joined a rally in...

Global support to NewZealand following horror attack

Jewish organisations have condemned the recent terrorist attack at two mosques that left 50 worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attack last...

Manhunt continues for killer of Rabbi and IDF soldier

A manhunt is ongoing for the Palestinian killer of two Israelis in the West Bank town of Ariel on Sunday. Omar Abu Lila, 20 from...

ZAKA begin search following Boeing crash

Israel's ZAKA search and rescue organisation have finally started the process of attempting to gather the remains of two Israelis on board Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The...

Tributes to Klezmer star

Acclaimed klezmer pianist, composer and actor Leopold Kleinman-Kozłowski has died in Krakow at the age of 100. Famed for his role as a music consultant in award winning movie Schindler’s List, in which...

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham tells Board of Deputies that antisemitism needs to be dealt...

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham told a Board of Deputies meeting in Manchester on Sunday that he hoped the Labour Party has finally...

Israel’s military has uncovered a secret terror network on the Syrian side of the...

Israel’s military has uncovered a secret terror network on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Set up by Hezbollah “The Golan File” was created to carry out...

Nechama Rivlin undergoes lung transplant after teen tragedy

President Reuven Rivlin’s wife, Nechama, is recuperating following a lung transplant at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva on Sunday night. The President's Residence said her condition was stable. For the family of 19-year-old Yair Yechezkel Halbali however there is heartache after he...

French Muslim extremist Mehdi Nemmouche has been sentenced to life

French Muslim extremist Mehdi Nemmouche has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering four people in a terrorist attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in 2014. Two Israeli...

ISRAEL ELECTION APRIL 2019

Covering our exclusive Israeli Election Special for The Jewish Weekly is JAMES MARLOW with his report, news briefs and this week’s poll numbers.      REPORT:   Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has agreed to release his findings and evidence of...

Eilat in ‘lockdown’ over Sde Dov closure

Eilat was in ‘lockdown’ this week in protest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government's controversial decision to close down Sde Dove Airport in Tel Aviv. Border crossings in Eilat, the airport, Egged public bus company, municipality services,...

Two Israelis on board Ethiopian Airlines disaster

Two Israelis were among fatalities in the state-owned Ethiopian Airlines disaster near Addis Ababa last Sunday morning. None of the 149 passengers and eight crew members from over 30 nationals on board the Boeing 737...

WJC stands with Bulgarian Jews in Sofia rally

Over 1,500 people participated in the ‘Together for Bulgaria, together for Europe’ march of tolerance and unity took in Sofia last Sunday. World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder...

Shock Beth Din departure

Dayan Yonason Abraham has stepped down as Dayan of the London Beth Din. No official reason has been given for his departure on Tuesday. Dayan Gelley,...

WJC back Bachelet over West Bank blacklist

World Jewish Congress has praised United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for postponing the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and foreign...

WJC slam abhorrent vandalism of Strasbourg synagogue

World Jewish Congress have condemned vandals who daubed anti-Semitic graffiti on a memorial to a former synagogue in Strasbourg destroyed by the Nazis during World War II on Monday. The incident comes two...

ISRAEL ELECTION APRIL 2019

Covering our exclusive Israeli Election Special for The Jewish Weekly is JAMES MARLOW with his report, news briefs and this week’s poll numbers. REPORT:  Due to the new political reality in Israel,...

Lipman slams Abbot over “no comment” on institutional antisemitism

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott remains steadfast in refusing to comment on a motion passed by her local Labour group rejecting claims of institutional antisemitism in the...

Funeral heartache after Chile tragedy

The funeral of a victim of the Chile boating tragedy was postponed at the last minute when family members discovered the wrong body about to be buried...