World Jewish News

Iran’s top leader says Israel at risk

Iran’s top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a “fair”… Read More ›

Wanita Umno delegate urges defenceagainst Jewish ‘song, sports, sex’

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — A Wanita Umno delegate urged Islamic authorities today to take action against the Jewish threat of “style, song, sports and… Read More ›

First Jewish Victoria Cross hero was honored in London

First Jewish Victoria Cross hero was honored in London

The first Jewish recipient of the Victoria Cross has been honored with a permanent memorial in central London, a century after his bravery during the… Read More ›

Ukrainian Jewish philanthropist died of a gunshot head wound

Vadim Vishnevsky, a prominent member of the Jewish community of Kharkiv in Ukraine, died of a gunshot wound to the head. Vishnevsky was rushed to… Read More ›

Both Hitler and Himmler had a soft spot for Islam

Both Hitler and Himmler had a soft spot for Islam

Hitler several times fantasized that, if the Saracens had not been stopped at the Battle of Tours, Islam would have spread through the European continent—and… Read More ›

African-American Woman Wants To Ignite a Zionist Renaissance

African-American Woman Wants To Ignite a Zionist Renaissance

When I asked the man next to me in a crowd of several hundred pro-Israel demonstrators outside the Time-Warner Center in New York if Chloe… Read More ›

British council wants to ban Israeli goods

British council wants to ban Israeli goods

LONDON – Leicester city council, which is controlled by Britain’s main opposition party, Labor (it holds 51 of the council’s 55 seats), has instituted a… Read More ›

Polish town prepares to turn Jewish cemetery into apartment building

WARSAW, Poland — A town in central Poland has prepared a development plan that will turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground… Read More ›

Mike Brown compared to Palestinians

Mike Brown compared to Palestinians

Reggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel — suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians … the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown. The… Read More ›

Israeli man attacked in Berlin

Israeli man attacked in Berlin

An Israeli man visiting Berlin suffered a black eye and fractured fingers in a street attack. The Israeli, 22, said he was beaten and kicked… Read More ›

“Judaism and Constitutional Law” conference

“Judaism and Constitutional Law” conference

Most academic conferences don’t feature scholars reading their bar mitzvah speeches, playfully referring to each other with rabbinic titles, or reminiscing about the influence of… Read More ›

Russian-Jewish school in San Francisco might close

Aleph Bet School, an after-school and weekend program in San Francisco that caters to Russian Jewish families, might close or relocate due to a dispute… Read More ›

First same-sex couple gets married in London

Two men who tied the knot at Finchley Reform Synagogue on Sunday have spoken about how they became the first couple to celebrate their same-sex marriage in… Read More ›

Jewish students’ difficulties draw notice of Knesset panel

Jewish students’ difficulties draw notice of Knesset panel

The debate over how inclusive organized American Jewry should be of organizations diverging from the mainstream made its way to the Knesset on Monday, with… Read More ›

Prisoner shoes stolen from Warsaw Nazi Museum

Prisoner shoes stolen from Warsaw Nazi Museum

Nazi Death Camp Museum officials reported that eight shoes belonging to prisoners came up missing, and are presumed stolen. Police have launched an investigation into… Read More ›

Jewish charity wins faith community award

Jewish charity wins faith community award

The work of the charity René Cassin, which is a Jewish voice for human rights, has been recognised at a major conference of faith-based and… Read More ›

Fifth national convention of France’s Jews

PARIS (JTA) — Shadowed by two bodyguards, Hassen Chalghoumi — a target of numerous anti-Semitic attacks in recent years — mingled with friends and colleagues at the… Read More ›

‘Jewish State Bill’ is approved

‘Jewish State Bill’ is approved

The cabinet voted in favor of the controversial “Jewish state bill,” with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday. “People… Read More ›

International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries

5,200 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinic emissaries and communal leaders from over 80 countries, hailing from as far away as Bangkok and Congo (and as close as the… Read More ›

Edelstein shares his thoughts back 30 years when he lived in the Soviet Union

Edelstein shares his thoughts back 30 years when he lived in the Soviet Union

Israel’s Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein will deliver the keynote address at this week’s Kinus Hashluchim, the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, which takes… Read More ›