Russia to Deport Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Over ‘Espionage’

A Russian court has ordered Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Asher Krichevsky deported along with his wife and six children for alleged espionage. The court in Omsk, the second-largest city in Siberia,...

Abbas: Massacres of European Jews Due to Role As Usurers

PA President Mahmoud Abbas said that the massacres to which European Jews were subjected, from the 11th century until the Holocaust, were not because they were Jews, but because...

OU Hails Move by Iceland to Drop Proposed Circumcision Ban

A circumcision ceremony. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Orthodox Union has praised an Icelandic parliamentary committee for its recommendation this week that a proposed bill that would ban male circumcision be...

Orthodox Jews Protest Use of Women-Only London Pond By Trans Wwimmers

(JTA) — A women’s-only pond in North London will now be open to transgender swimmers, which will prevent Orthodox Jews from using the pond. A group of haredi Orthodox women...

Feud Over Falafel in German Market Turns Antisemitic

A small protest in Germany’s capital city on Aug. 11 revealed a cross-section of national attitudes towards Jews and Israel, and perhaps a symbolic stance on a much larger...

French Government Launches Ilan Halimi Award for Projects Combating Antisemitism

France’s Ministry of Culture has launched a new award for initiatives to combat antisemitism named in honor of Ilan Halimi — the 23 year-old Parisian Jew who was kidnapped,...

British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Rises to Defense of ‘Anti-Zionism’

A young protester holds a placard at a demonstration, organized by the British Board of Jewish Deputies for those who oppose antisemitism, in Parliament Square in London, March 26,...

Antisemitic Gang Convicted of Brutal Robbery, Rape of French Jewish Couple

Three members of an antisemitic gang who robbed a young Jewish couple in Paris in 2014, and raped their female victim during the ordeal, have been convicted by a French...

Son of Murdered French Holocaust Survivor Expresses Fear for Jews in Europe

The son of Mireille Knoll — the 85-year-old Holocaust survivor murdered in a horrific stabbing attack at her Paris apartment on March 23 — has spoken of his fears regarding the long-term...

New Monument Unveiled at Terezin

The new monument at the site of the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic. Photo: European Jewish Congress Twitter account. A new monument — commemorating the victims of the Nazi...
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