Jewish Comedian Gets Most Votes in First Round of Ukraine’s Presidential Election

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A Ukrainian comedian, who is Jewish, was the top vote-getter in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election, according to exit polls. Exit polls on Sunday...

Slayer at Jewish Museum in Brussels Sentenced to Life in Prison

Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist convicted of killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Brussels in Belgium in May 2014, was convicted of “terrorist murder” last week and...

Pope Francis Meets With American Jewish Committee Delegation

Pope Francis met with a delegation of 35 leaders from the American Jewish Committee on Friday in the Vatican, where he denounced antisemitism. “Your commitment to Jewish-Christian dialogue goes back...

Gunman Who Killed 4 at Brussels Jewish Museum Found Guilty

French jihadist Mehdi Nemmouche was convicted in Belgium on Thursday of murdering four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels nearly five years ago. A gunman opened fire...

Jewish Groups Praise Commission’s Decision to Probe Labour Antisemitism

Prominent UK Jewish groups praised the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Thursday for its decision to open an investigation into antisemitism in the Labour party. Since far-left MP Jeremy...

Belgian Mayor Defends Antisemitic Carnival Float

(JTA) — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a ratatop money bags defended the display, telling the local media that “In Aalst...

Belgian Carnaval Float Features Puppets of Grinning Jews, Money Bags

(JTA) — Participants in a street celebration in the Belgian city of Aalst paraded giant puppets of Orthodox Jews and a rat atop money bags. Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs...

Special Initiative Would Map Historic European Jewish Cemeteries

A new initiative to map historic Jewish cemeteries will utilize a drone to fly over 1,500 endangered burial sites. According to Time magazine, the German-based European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative will...

Jewish Leader Calls for Germany’s Military to Employ Rabbis

The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is calling the country’s military to employ rabbis, Deutsche Welle reported. The report quoted a column Josef Schuster penned for the...

UK Newspaper Investigation Links Top Corbyn Aide to Anti-Israel Terror Groups

A top aide to controversial UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has long-standing ties to anti-Israel terrorist groups and would likely be denied a security clearance as a result,...
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