Monday, 28 April 2014

Recognizing the Jewish state

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he will introduce legislation that would cut U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority unless its government recognized Israel as a Jewish state.

Paul (R-Ky.), a likely contender for the Republican presidential nod in 2016, said the law was needed because of the interim governance agreement last week between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/04/28/news-opinion/politics/rand-paul-cut-aid-to-palestinians-unless-they-recognize-israel-as-jewish-state#ixzz30DpvhMaR

Friday, 25 April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Shocking eviction notices

The Times of Israel reports on shocking mock eviction notices distributed to NYU students by Students for Justice in Palestine. Click here to read.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Ukraine's Jews

Jews in eastern Ukraine are so concerned over their safety after last week's alleged anti-Semitic incidents that they are seeking advice on repatriation to Israel, it was claimed today.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2608836/Jews-Ukraine-seeking-escape-Israel-letter-demanding-register-pro-Russian-forces.html#ixzz2zRoIyvIc 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

First Jewish PM hopeful

Ed Miliband has said he wants to become Britain’s first Jewish prime minister and will not be held back by the “elements” of anti-Semitism that still exist in this country.
Continue reading: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/10761625/Ed-Milibands-hope-to-be-Britains-first-Jewish-PM.html

Friday, 11 April 2014

Ending the practice

Under pressure from the local rabbinical court, a London Orthodox rabbi ended the practice of women carrying a Torah scroll during prayers at his synagogue.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/04/11/news-opinion/world/rabbinical-court-forces-downgrade-of-womens-role-at-london-shul#ixzz2yaFH0B00

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The pro-Israel lobby

Former foreign minister Bob Carr has published private text messages between himself and Julia Gillard to reveal the "extraordinary" level of influence the pro-Israel lobby had on the former prime minister's office.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bob-carrs-texts-to-gillard-reveal--extraordinary-influence-proisrael-lobby-had-on-former-pm-20140410-36dys.html#ixzz2yTMs0EuC

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Offensive poster removed

The Fairview superintendent ordered a Lincoln School teacher to remove a poster created by her sixth-grade students after one Jewish staff member complained that the images were anti-Semitic and offensive.
Read more: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2014/04/offensive_holocaust_poster_removed_from_fairview_school_after_staff_member_complaint.html

Monday, 7 April 2014

Promised advertising

A Southwest Ranches cemetery owned by a company that is the subject of several lawsuits across the country has been sued by a Plantation woman who alleges it did not adhere to Jewish laws and customs as it promised in its advertising.
Continue reading: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-lawsuit-jewish-cemetery-20140407,0,4571594.story

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Rise in physical attacks agains Jews in New York

The number of Jews who were assaulted in New York City last year more than tripled, and seven were victims of vicious “knockout game” attacks.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nyc-attacks-jews-triples-2013-adl-article-1.1742114#ixzz2xldKM7Iq