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Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. Credit: Screenshot.
New York University chaplain Rabbi Yehuda Sarna will be the first chief rabbi of the Jewish community in the United Arab Emirates, announced the international affairs director for the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday. “It’s a very exciting and daunting challenge to try to build the community in such a way that is not only sustainable and enriching for the people...
Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-369(ER) departing to Kuwait City. Credit: Photo by Oliver Holzbauer/Flickr.
Kuwait Airways has been sued over denying service to an Israeli businessman who booked a flight from Munich to Sri Lanka in November. This is the second case in which the Lawfare Project has represented Israelis barred from traveling from Germany by Kuwait Airways. A previous case originally brought in 2017 involving the same discriminatory policy triggered outcry in Germany and...
The Dutch parliament building. Credit: Michiel Jelijs/Flickr.
A Jewish man, identified in the Dutch media only as “Joram,” was verbally and physically assaulted on a national holiday known as Liberation Day, on Sunday by a group of 50 men as police stood by. The men, wearing soccer shirts of the Feyenoord club of Rotterdam while sitting in a park near the Dutch parliament building, were singing the...
President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's first-ever Jewish president, held a high-profile meeting with Ukraine's regional chief rabbis on May 6. Here, the comedian-turned-politician is presented with a Chumash in Russian translation by Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki and Rabbi Avraham Wolff, as other members of the delegation look on. Credit: Chabad.org/News.
Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky held what was called a “historic” meeting on May 6 in Kiev with the six leading representatives of the country’s Jewish community. The meeting with the chief rabbis of Ukraine’s six most populous regions—geographically representing the entire country—included Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki of Dnipro, Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz of Kharkov, Rabbi Avraham Wolff of Odessa, Rabbi...
U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr speaks at the Kyiv Jewish Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine. Credit: Kyiv Jewish Forum.
U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr said earlier this week that it was “stunning and unprecedented” that the Jewish identity of Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, played no role in last month’s elections. Carr made his remarks on Sunday during a panel on combating anti-Semitism at the Kyiv Jewish Forum organized by Boris Lozhkin, president...
Twitter graphic. Credit: edar/Pixabay.
Hundreds of fake and bot accounts have been promoting a Twitter campaign calling on artists and others to boycott this month’s Eurovision song contest in Israel, according to a report by the country’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs. The report revealed data indicating the use of a number of fraudulent methods, including bots and fake accounts using “Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior” to create the...
Canadian Opposition and Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau falling in the polls due to allegedly pressuring the country’s attorney general not to prosecute the Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., the Conservative Party, or Tories, led by leader Andrew Scheer, has been trending upwards ahead of the country’s elections this October. If elected, the latter would likely shift the Canada-Israel relationship...
Participants of the first-ever “Emerging Leadership Conference,” an initiative of the International March of the Living, launched in response to a rise in global anti-Semitism, May 1, 2019. Credit: International March of the Living.
More than 200 young leaders, both Jewish and non-Jewish, from 10 countries gathered at Jageillonian University in Krakow, Poland, to take part in the first-ever “Emerging Leadership Conference,” an initiative of the International March of the Living launched in response to the rise of anti-Semitism in the last two years. The conference included a wide-ranging discussion of the young leaders’ responsibilities as the new frontline...
Members of the first-ever official U.S. government delegation to the March of the Living hold the American flag up at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland. Credit: March of the Living.
Several senior U.S. officials for the first-time took part in the March of the Living to commemorate the deaths of six million Jews during the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah. The U.S. officials in the delegation included: Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher, Ambassador to the Holy See Calista Gingrich and Special...
Chairman of the Jewish Agency Isaac Herzog speaks at the March of the Living. Credit: Jewish Agency for Israel.
Isaac Herzog, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, called on world leaders to unite and stem the tide of anti-Semitism during Thursday’s March of the Living on Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi camp in Poland. “From this place, I call on world leaders to fight rampant anti-Semitism erupting around the world, especially the...

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