Wednesday 22 May 2019

News

WJC slam Polish leader Morawiecki over restoration comments

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned reported comments by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s about restitution of property stolen during the Holocaust to Polish Jews. Lauder described attributed quotes by...

Murdered Toulouse trio to be honoured in Paris

World Jewish Congress has welcomed a decision of the Paris municipality to dedicate a memory of three children murdered by an Islamist gunman at a...

Shin Bet arrest Fatah terrorists

Israeli security forces have arrested two dangerous Fatah terrorists. Shin Bet have charged Zakaria Zubeidi and Tarek Bargut with terror attacks in Jerusalem in 2016 and near West Bank settlement Beit El in 2018...

Rivlin commutes over 100 sentences to mark 70th anniversary

President Reuven Rivlin and Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked announced results of a special ‘period of pardons’ to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary this week. There was a total of 551 requests for...

Bibi coalition talks stall with faction “excessive” demands

The clock is ticking down to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forming a coalition deal. Israel’s leader has officially received a 14-day extension from President Reuven Rivlin and has until May 28 to form...

Kisharon supporters help the charity grow, raising £940,000 at annual dinner

More than six hundred Kisharon supporters gathered at London’s Hilton Park Lane on Sunday 19th May for the charity’s 2019 fundraising dinner, ‘Together We Grow. ...

Councillor Rabbi Alan Plancey was elected as Mayor of Hertsmere Borough Council

Mayor Plancey added, "It's a tremendous honour to serve as Mayor and am looking forward to all the engagements that are coming up. Over the...

US Embassy on alert as Eurovision arrives

The US Embassy in Israel issued a security alert urging American citizens to exercise caution and avoid travelling to areas affected by rocket fire on Monday. The...

Israeli West Bank spending up in Trump era

The Israeli government have invested heavily in West Bank settlements during US President Donald Trump tenure according to new data. Government statistics, released by Israel's Finance Ministry, showed Israeli spending in the...

Terror victim’s yeshivah receives new Torah

Bolshoya Bronnaya Synagogue in Moscow has donated a Torah to a Tel Aviv yeshivah. The gesture by the Chabad-run synagogue, a target of anti-Semitic hate, is particularly poignant as Oz v’Emunah was launched by terror victim Rabbi Ahiad...

Goldschmidt warns European Rabbis about far-right dangers

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis warned delegates about the dangers of the far-right at the organisation’s biennial convention taking place in Antwerp. His...

Bibi names Beruchim after Trump in Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump. But his choice of an existing village called Beruchim has...

Israel has reopened two key border crossings in the Gaza Strip

Israel has reopened two key border crossings in the Gaza Strip as a fragile truce holds in the troubled region. Both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings are operating at the border a Defense Ministry unit spokesperson confirmed in a statement earlier this...

Chabad Poway Rabbi calls for resilience on Auschwitz trip for 800 Jews

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad Poway has called for “Jewish resilience” on a solidarity ‘Eurostars’ trip for 800 young people at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. The inspirational leader, who lost a finger...

Israel honours soldiers and terror victims at memorial events

The State of Israel remembered its fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror this week. The nation fell silent too as an air raid siren...

It’s a boy! Mazel Tov wishes from Jewish leaders

Jewish leaders sent Mazel Tov wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following the birth of their first baby on Monday. Israel President Reuven Rivlin...

BBC Holocaust Programme

The Campaign Against Antisemitism has welcomed the withdrawal of a World Service programme on the Holocaust from BBC’S International Question Time series. “Isn’t it time we stopped using the Jewish...

MDA Sirens

Magen David Adom ambulances situated in areas most affected by terror attacks are changing its recognisable siren sound so it is instantly different to an air raid siren. Ambulance vehicles will now...

Reubens kosher deli to shut

Iconic London Kosher deli in Baker Street is closing down after 46 years following to a family bereavement. Reubens made the sad announcement on Facebook this week. “With a heavy heart,...

Police arrest rape suspect

Police have arrested a man suspected of raping three women, one Jewish. Joseph McCann was wanted for questioning following a Metropolitan Police appeal over incidents in...