World Jewish News

The Palestinians’ self-made Nakba

The Palestinians’ self-made Nakba

Op-ed: Palestine’s Arabs went through an expulsion, just like tens of millions around the world, including Jews. But the Palestinians are the only ones who… Read More ›

Tunisia bid for 2022 Youth Olympics frozen over ban on Israeli athletes

Tunisia bid for 2022 Youth Olympics frozen over ban on Israeli athletes

IOC head says political boycotts against Games’ values, citing case in which four Israelis were blocked from taekwondo championship last month   Tunisia is being… Read More ›

New York – Saying ‘mazel Tov’ On Facebook Now Activates A Colorful Confetti Animation

New York – Saying ‘mazel Tov’ On Facebook Now Activates A Colorful Confetti Animation

New York – The use of certain positive key words and phrases on Facebook activates quick animations. “Best wishes,” for instance, triggers a stream of… Read More ›

Top PA official insists Abbas didn’t deny the Holocaust

Top PA official insists Abbas didn’t deny the Holocaust

Chairman of the Palestinian Executive Committee Saeb Erekat insists Palestinian president never ‘denied massacres that were perpetrated against Jews’, accuses Israel of launching international assault… Read More ›

Yad Vashem blasts Abbas for anti-Semitic bid to blame Jews for their own murder

Yad Vashem blasts Abbas for anti-Semitic bid to blame Jews for their own murder

Palestinian Authority head ‘assaults Holocaust remembrance’ by turning it into ‘into a propaganda tool, blatantly falsifying history’   Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, Yad… Read More ›

New York – Birthright Israel Marks 18 Years Of Trips For Young Jews

New York – Birthright Israel Marks 18 Years Of Trips For Young Jews

  New York – Taking a trip with an organization called Birthright Israel has almost become a rite of passage for some young Americans with… Read More ›

Lipstadt: With ‘classic anti-Semitism,’ Abbas ending career the way he started

Lipstadt: With ‘classic anti-Semitism,’ Abbas ending career the way he started

Leading Holocaust scholars take aim at PA leader over speech denigrating Jews, accuse him of ‘rewriting history’ of 1933 ‘haavara’ deal with Nazis   Holocaust… Read More ›

A Jewish future? Only in Israel

A Jewish future? Only in Israel

Op-ed: Considering soaring assimilation rates, the Jewish population in many countries around the world will likely disappear completely in six or seven generations. Israel is… Read More ›

Quebec – Pro-Palestinian Charity In Canada Promoting Book Containing Anti-Semitic Content

Quebec – Pro-Palestinian Charity In Canada Promoting Book Containing Anti-Semitic Content

Quebec – B’nai Brith Canada has called on the country’s tax authority to revoke the registration of a pro-Palestinian charity after alleging that it is… Read More ›

Reykjavik – Iceland Parliament Committee Favors Scrapping Bill To Ban Circumcision

Reykjavik – Iceland Parliament Committee Favors Scrapping Bill To Ban Circumcision

  Reykjavik – A judicial committee of Iceland’s parliament has recommended scrapping a bill that would ban the nonmedical circumcision of boys. Lawmakers from four… Read More ›

Natalie Portman is just a symptom of US Jewry’s changing attitude towards Israel

Natalie Portman is just a symptom of US Jewry’s changing attitude towards Israel

Op-ed: It would be very dangerous to see Jewish actress’s defiant move as a passing episode or meaningless provocation. She is a symbol of dramatic… Read More ›

With bickering jokes, ‘Goldstein, the Musical’ sets Jewish family life to music

With bickering jokes, ‘Goldstein, the Musical’ sets Jewish family life to music

Running through the end of July, the hit play about three generations of a dysfunctional Jewish clan is a sometimes true, always poignant, airing of… Read More ›

Netanyahu agrees to delay vote on court override bill

Netanyahu agrees to delay vote on court override bill

Supreme Court President Esther Hayut conditioned confab with Netanyahu on postponing ministerial decision on controversial legislation   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners… Read More ›

Israeli Chutzpah for the 21st Century

Israeli Chutzpah for the 21st Century

A look at how the Jewish state’s bold and ambitious approach to life made it a high-tech superpower.   Earlier this year, Education Minister Naftali… Read More ›

Israel at 70: Looking back, looking to the future

Israel at 70: Looking back, looking to the future

In a special op-ed published simultaneously by Yedioth Ahronoth and some of the world’s leading newspapers ahead of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, President Reuven Rivlin… Read More ›

Jerusalem – New York Man, 70, Moves To Israel On His Shared Birthday With The Jewish State

Jerusalem – New York Man, 70, Moves To Israel On His Shared Birthday With The Jewish State

  Jerusalem – Yisrael Helprin was named for the Jewish state because they were born on the same day 70 years ago. Before he was… Read More ›

A Hagana Fighter’s Recollections of the ‘Night of the Bridges’

A Hagana Fighter’s Recollections of the ‘Night of the Bridges’

90-year-old Chanan Rapaport recalls his days as a fighter in the pre-state era.   His mission almost failed, under the light of a full moon.… Read More ›

UK Labour MPs tell Corbyn ‘enough is enough’ in heated debate on anti-Semitism

UK Labour MPs tell Corbyn ‘enough is enough’ in heated debate on anti-Semitism

Following Jewish community protests, lawmakers rail against their own party, accusing leadership of failing to tackle anti-Semitism within its ranks   British Labour lawmakers, along… Read More ›

It’s the end of an era for America’s first all-kosher supermarket

It’s the end of an era for America’s first all-kosher supermarket

When a couple who survived the Holocaust first opened Hungarian Kosher Foods in 1973, the idea of having a certified grocery, bakery, and butcher under… Read More ›

New York – OK And Star K Weigh In On Beer Controversy On Talkline Program

New York – OK And Star K Weigh In On Beer Controversy On Talkline Program

New York – With members of the Jewish community busying themselves with food-related matters after Pesach, rushing out to restock their bare pantries, standing on… Read More ›