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Chelsea Football Club today announces a new campaign to raise awareness of and educate our players, staff, fans and the wider community about antisemitism in football. The long-term initiative will officially launch on 31 January at our Premier League game against Bournemouth and forms part of our on-going inclusion work, through the Chelsea Foundation’s Building Bridges campaign. The initiative is...
The Belgian Jewish community on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging legislation passed last year by the regional parliament in Flanders banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, which outlaws shechita according to Jewish law as well as Islamic halal practice. The legislation is set to come into force in 2019. The lawsuit, filed by the Belgian Federation of Jewish Organizations, the Belgian section of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi signed a series of agreements for cooperation in energy, the film industry, aviation, cyber and investment. The nine agreements signed on Monday in New Delhi include beginning work on a free trade pact as well as an initial approval for Indian energy companies to explore for oil and gas...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said during a conference of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s Central Council Sunday evening that "Europeans wanted to bring the Jews here to preserve their interests in the region. They asked Holland, which had the world's largest fleet, to move the Jews." Then, quoting an Egyptian philosopher's words on the Balfour Declaration on providing a national home...
Israeli software and data security giant Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. alerted Google over the weekend to porn-related malware in at least 63 game apps on Google’s Play Store, prompting the US tech company to remove the games, many of which were for children. Check Point published a report on Friday announcing its discovery of the malicious code, dubbed “AdultSwine” which the...
Jim Klutznick, the chairman of the liberal Zionist group Americans for Peace Now (and a political player in Chicago and an early Obama supporter), yesterday dismissed the idea of a one-state outcome in Israel and Palestine because Israelis will never accept Palestinians as equals. Klutznick responded to Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, who said during a Peace Now podcast, that the “major driver” for Palestinian...
Young people who thought they’d missed their chance at a Birthright Israel experience are getting a second kick at the can. Canada-Israel Experience (CIE), which organizes Brithright Israel trips from Canada, announced last December that a new program aimed at people aged 27 to 32 will be launched in 2018, with the first trip anticipated to depart on June 27. Altogether,...
Austria’s new far-right interior minister sparked an outcry Thursday by saying that his government wants to “concentrate” asylum-seekers, employing a word widely associated with Nazi camps. Herbert Kickl told a news conference he wants “basic services centers, suitable infrastructure that enables us to concentrate people in the asylum process in one place.” The comments quickly provoked outrage, with Alexander Pollak, head...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to Chiune Sugihara on Sunday when he visits the two-storey building that housed the consulate where he worked in the Baltic state’s second city Kaunas. Sugihara is thought to be among around 15 diplomats who issued visas for European Jews during the Second World War, and is often called “Japan’s Schindler” — a...
Arkady Wajspapir, a key figure in the 1943 uprising at the Sobibor death camp, died in Kiev at the age of 96. Wajspapir killed at least one Nazi soldier during the uprising — the most bold and daring act by Jewish inmates, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He died on Thursday, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia wrote in...

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