Sunday 21 July 2019

News

Rivlin receives doctorate in Seoul

President Reuven Rivlin received an honorary doctorate in law at Yonsei University in Seoul on Tuesday. Prior to the ceremony, Rivlin witnessed memorandums of understanding being signed between...

Bail for officer who shot Ethiopian teenager

An off-duty policeman who fatally killed Ethiopian teenager Solomon Tekah in the Kiryat Haim neighbourhood of Haifa last month has been released from house arrest. The decision comes after a judge completed investigations...

Funeral takes place for heroic Rabbi

An outpouring of grief took place at the funeral of Rabbi Reuven Bauman at B’nai Israel Congregation, in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday. Rabbi Bauman, a teacher at Yeshiva Toras Chaim, heroically saved...

Rebbe’s impact grows 25 years on

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s visionary approach to social questions and challenges faced by society has been launched on a new section of Chabad’s website. The online initiative marks the...

Bibi slams EU over Iran uranium enrichment

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lambasted the European Union’s lacklustre response to Iran's uranium enrichment violations beyond the permitted level. In an scathing rebuke the Israeli leader compared EU’s actions to attempting concessions with Nazi Germany...

Labour peers quit over institutional anti-Semitism in party

Three Labour peers have quit the party over its handling of anti-Semitism. Lord Triesman, Lord Darzi and Lord Turnberg announced their decision inside an hour of each other on Tuesday afternoon. The triple resignations came 24...

JLM and JLC rebuff Labour anti-Semitism leaflet 

A Labour Party leaflet aimed at tackling anti-Semitism has been criticised by communal bodies. The five-page 'No Place For Anti-Semitism' document produced by Labour officials was anticipated being sent to party members but the Jewish Labour...

Public transport to run on Shabbat in Ramat Gan

United Torah Judaism are outraged that Ramat Gan City Council are allowing public transportation through the city on a Shabbat. Ultra-orthodox Party leaders have vented their anger at Mayor Carmel Shama-Hacohen for the approving the decision for shuttle services to...

Javid makes historic visit to Jerusalem

Home Secretary Sajid Javid broke new ground during a two-day visit to Israel this week. The first senior minister of a British government to visit Israel’s capital city Javid and Western...

Mass protests after shooting of Ethiopian teenager

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has warned protesters from Israel's Ethiopian community that violence and anarchy will not be tolerated. Mass protests have taken place across Israel since an unnamed...

Penguin withdraw Rothschild conspiracy book

Penguin Random House UK has withdrawn the English language edition of Colonel Pedro Baños’ Rothschild conspiracy book “How they rule the world”. The decision followed...

S’de Dov Airport closes

S’de Dov Airport in Tel Aviv has finally closed at midnight on Monday after largescale opposition. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused to reverse an unpopular move after discussions with Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, legal...

Bibi weighs up election options

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing up his election options as political party’s change positions moving forward. Far-right Otzma Yehudit has pulled out of an agreement with the United Right Party to present a unified bloc in...

Calls for Labour MP to reverse Houthi invite

Jewish leaders have called on Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle to reverse an invite to Houthi movement international spokesman Ahmed Alshami to a Stop the War Coalition meeting to Parliament. The anti-Semitic group calls for the...

Kushner defends “deal of the century” at Bahrain conference

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner stoically defended his long-awaited "deal of the century" proposal at the ‘Peace for the Sake of Prosperity’ economic workshop in Bahrain this week. Kushner...

Barak is back!

Former Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak has made a stunning political comeback. Seven years after retiring Barak announced the establishment of a new party at a press conference in Tel Aviv...

Mystery surrounds trafficking of Nazi gold?

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre is studying information that Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro maintained his regime by selling 73.3 tons of gold, valued at $3...

Jewish leaders to meet new Labour MP

Jewish community organisations are to meet newly elected Labour MP for Peterborough, Lisa Forbes, who has apologised for alleged online anti-Semitism. Ms Forbes contacted the...

CAA slam Cambridge Union over anti-Semitic speaker

The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism has made a formal complaint to Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Charity Commission after Cambridge Union failed to challenge outrageous anti-Semitic comments made by...

Global events mark Anne Frank’s 90th birthday

Global events marked what would have been Anne Frank’s 90th birthday yesterday. The Diary of a Young Girl is one of the most significant works of the 20th...