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Israeli filmmaker and activist Rudy Rochman in Nigeria. Source: Facebook/Rudy Rochman.

Family members speak on behalf of Israeli filmmakers arrested in Nigeria

A trio of Israeli filmmakers remains arrested in Nigeria for the past week while the reason for their detainment and the charges have not been released. Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Jerusalem Post the arrests of...
Old Town of Bratislava, Slovakia, June 11, 2017. Credit: Rob Hurson from Kentstown, Ireland via Wikimedia Commons.

Slovakia warms relations with Israel, plans to open institute in Jerusalem

The foreign Minister of Slovakia, Ivan Korcok, announced on Wednesday the opening of the Slovak Institute in Jerusalem on Sept. 1. “Slovakia is deepening relations with #Israel,” Korcok wrote on Twitter. He added that Slovakia...
A Toronto police cruiser. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock.

Canadian Jewish leaders raise alarm after string of anti-Semitic assaults in Toronto

A Toronto man with a swastika tattoo on his chest was arrested for assault on a Jewish man and ticketed for other offenses aimed at the Jewish community during the past week. Michael Park, 32,...
United Nations building in New York City. Credit: Pixabay.

UN recognizes anti-Semitism as cause of terrorism for first time in planning review

The U.N. General Assembly acknowledged a link between terrorism anti-Semitism in its recently passed Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (GCTS) for the first time—a move that has been applauded by pro-Israel and Jewish organizations. The GCTS, which lays out...
Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Fans ridicule Jewish man at European Championship soccer final

A Jewish actor and satirist detailed on Twitter how he was “racially abused” on Sunday night at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom as he watched the UEFA European Championship final between England and Italy. Jolyon...
Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com.

Chelsea FC to expand sports leadership program for Arab, Jewish children in Israel

The Chelsea Foundation announced on Monday the launch of a new partnership with the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and the Israeli Football Association (IFA) to help expand a sports program for Jewish and Arab...
Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhanek. Source: Twitter.

Austria, Czech Republic and Netherlands to avoid Durban IV conference in New York

Three more countries have announced that they will not attend a U.N. event scheduled for September in New York that marks the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in Durban, or Durban...
Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter.

E3 to Iran: Enrichment of uranium metal endangers Vienna talks

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement on Tuesday expressing “grave concern” over an IAEA report confirming that Iran has begun enriching uranium metal. In its report, released...
Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queens Park, Toronto, Canada. Credit: Andres Garcia Martin/Shutterstock.

Amid record spike in anti-Semitism, Ontario allocates funds to help ‘eradicate scourge’

The government of Ontario, which includes the city of Toronto, is allocating $327,000 for teacher training and student support to combat anti-Semitism in the Canadian province. “Anti-Semitism is a scourge and historic evil that must...
The unauthorized Israeli outpost of Evyatar before its evacuation as part of a deal with the government, July 2, 2021. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

Nordic fund KLP disinvests from 16 Israeli firms over settlement ties

Norway’s largest pension fund, KLP, announced on Monday that it was disinvesting from 16 companies connected with Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria, including Motorola and Israeli telecom giant Bezeq. Following a “thorough assessment” of...