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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25 2018. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
Croatia’s parliament passed legislation last month barring public access to archive materials on individuals aged 100 and over, living and deceased. Critics say the legislation, which was presented to lawmakers in Zagreb as aimed at protecting the privacy of the deceased, in effect serves to silence research into Croatia’s wartime government’s collaboration with the Nazis. Former Croatian Culture Minister and...
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, May 12, 2017. Photo by Chatham House, London/Wikimedia Commons.
Members of Parliament with the United Kingdom’s Labour Party have defied leader Jeremy Corbyn by adopting the full and unamended version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s definition of anti-Semitism. At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party, several Labour MPs attacked the move to adopt a new definition of anti-Semitism backed by General Secretary Jennie Formby. “The PLP adopts the...
French President Emmanuel Macron has demanded that France’s judiciary “bring total clarity around the death of Sarah Halimi.” Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.
Kobili Traore, the Malian immigrant who allegedly killed Jewish physician Sarah Halimi in her home in Paris in 2017, is unfit to stand trial following a court-ordered evaluation, French media reported on Thursday. This was the second psychiatric evaluation that Traore has undergone since he was charged in the killing of Halimi, his neighbor in Paris 11th arrondissement. Prosecutors say that...
Anti-Israel protesters in Israel as part of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Credit: Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign via Facebook.
The U.S.-based NGO, The Lawfare Project is planning to take legal action against legislation in Ireland that seeks to ban goods from Israeli settlements. The “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018,” which passed the Irish Senate in a 25-20 vote on July 11, makes it a criminal offense, punishable by a fine of up to €250,000 ($292,000) or up to...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, just hours after Israel shot down a Syrian drone that had infiltrated Israeli airspace. “It is clear that our focus is on Syria and Iran. Our view that Iran needs to leave Syria is well-known; it is not new to you,” Netanyahu told Putin. “Several hours...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
More than 30 German Jewish groups have called on the government to confront anti-Semitism amid a spate of recent attacks on the Jewish community. In a declaration published on Monday, Germany’s Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism (JFDA) called on the authorities to crack down harder against anti-Semitic agitation and attacks, Deutsche Welle reported. The groups demanded that public funding...
Team members sign shirts at a practice session days before the World Lacrosse Championship is set to being in Israel. Credit: The Israel Project.
Two teams participating in the World Lacrosse Championship, which kicks off on July 12, warmed up together on Tueday at the Kraft Family Stadium pitch in Jerusalem. In a match put together by The Israel Project, in cooperation with the Israeli Lacrosse Association, players from the USA and Hong Kong practiced on the field and signed shirts for crowds of local...
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 4, 2016. Photo by Flash90.
China intends to offer the Palestinian Authority an aid package amounting to $15 million, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday. Xi announced his plans to offer the Palestinians assistance during the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing, but did not mention whether the aid would be earmarked for a specific purpose or conditional in...
Offenbach, Germany, on the left bank of the Main River. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
A Chabad rabbi in Offenbach, Germany, was the victim of a verbal assault on his way to synagogue this past weekend by a group of teenagers. “They shouted, ‘sh**ty Jew’ and ‘Free Palestine’ and other things at me,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gurevitch wrote in a post on his Facebook page. The incident took place on Friday afternoon, when Gurevitch was on...
By European People's Party (EPP_Congress_5572) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Following Australia’s decision to suspend direct funding to the Palestinian Authority because it pays salaries to terrorists and their families, senior P.A. official Nabil Shaath, who is also an adviser to P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas, launched a verbal attack on Australia: Mahmoud Abbas’s adviser on Foreign Affairs and International Relations Nabil Shaath: “This filthy talk of “the criminals” in connection with...

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