In Ethiopia, U.K. Chief Rabbi calls on Jews to take on global social concerns

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Chief Rabbi of the UK Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has urged his community and Jews more broadly to look beyond their communal horizons and take greater responsibility for global social concerns. The chief rabbi made his comments during an historic visit by President Reuven Rivlin to Ethiopia this week, whose delegation included a contingent of Israeli and […]

Germany‘s antisemitism Czar wants banks to boot antisemitic BDS groups

The newly appointed federal government  commissioner for combating Antisemitism in Germany, Felix Klein, condemned the Bank for Social Economy on Thursday for to antisemitic BDS groups and expressed support for the city of Frankfurt‘s ban of business with financial institutions that support, directly or indirectly, the campaign to boycott the Jewish state. "I condemn this bank relationship," said Klein in […]

British chief rabbi leading mega-mission

The chief rabbi of the United Kingdom,, arrived in Israel Friday to lead a mega-mission of 175 British Jews, in honor of the 70th birthday of the State of Israel, organized by England’s United Synagogue. The United Synagogue’s Israel trip is one of the largest British delegations from a UK Charity in almost 20 years. The organization’s development director, Alan […]

In Gaza, women protest among the burning tires and smoke

GAZA – On the Gaza-Israel border women are an integral part of the tent protests that have transformed a once-deserted restricted zone. Some provide food, water and social media support – and some, although in much smaller numbers than men, roll burning tires and hurl stones at the Israeli border fence. Be the first to know – Since March 30, […]

Turkey‘s opposition nominates combative e-teacher to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA – Turkey‘s main opposition Republican People‘s Party (CHP) on Friday nominated one its most prominent and combative lawmakers to challenge in the June 24 snap presidential election. The secularist CHP, which has never won an election against Erdogan in his decade and a half in power, chose 54-year-old ex- high school physics teacher Muharrem Ince as its candidate. Be […]

Abbas apologizes for speech widely panned as antisemitic

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas expressed remorse on Friday to anyone offended by a statement he made earlier this week, in which he said but rather their “social role related to usury and banks.” “If people were offended by my statement in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to […]

After the nuclear archive revelation, what will Trump, EU, Iran do?

Everything was up in the air coming into this week. By May 12, US President Donald Trump would be deciding the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, with all of the long-term global consequences for war, peace and a potential nuclear Iran. Be the first to know – Then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Mossad on Monday schooled the […]