French-Jewish Philosopher Says He Can’t Show His Face Because of Antisemites

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Alain Finkielkraut, a Jewish philosopher and one of France’s foremost thinkers, said far-left protests against him mean he “can no longer show my face” on...

French Jews Open Up on Antisemitism, Zionism, Future in Europe

My trip to Paris to canvas the mood of French Jews began in the idyll of an Israeli-owned restaurant, Balagan, near the famed Louvre art museum. Emmanuelle Mary, a...

Pro-Israeli Speakers to Join Teacher Training in Switzerland

Haute École Pedagogigue (HEP), a Swiss teacher-training institute in Lausanne in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, has modified a teacher-training seminar on the Israeli-Arab conflict to address accusations that...

Both Prime Minister, President of Ukraine Are Jews

(JTA) — If official exit polls from Ukraine’s presidential elections are to be believed, that country is set to become the only one in the world besides Israel whose president and...

Jewish leaders Express Sorrow Over Burning of Notre Dame

As the burning of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris sent shock waves around the world on Monday, Israeli and French Jewish leaders expressed their sorrow and condolences...

Jewish Labour Movement Passes Vote of No Confidence in Jeremy Corbyn

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) almost unanimously passed a motion of no-confidence in British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday following an “impassioned debate,” said the group in...

German Military to Offer Pastoral Care for Jewish Soldiers

Germany’s military will consist of rabbis for the first time in nearly a century, making its pastoral services available for the some 300 Jews serving in the Bundeswehr. The country’s...

Paris Man Arrested for Planning Attack on Nursery School, Police Officers

A 31-year-old man who described himself as an “admirer of Mohammed Merah,” the Islamist terrorist who killed a rabbi and three young children at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school...

No Joke: Jewish Comedian Wins First Round in Ukrainian Election

Despite a lack of political experience and policy specifics, Jewish comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won the first round of voting in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, leading against incumbent President...

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...
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