British Labour Party and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, May 12, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Despite being reinstated this week by the British Labour Party, former party leader Jeremy Corbyn will not be a Labour member of the British parliament, according to current leader Keir Starmer. Starmer’s decision on Wednesday came one day after Corbyn was reinstated following a 19-day suspension. Corbyn, who led the Labour Party between September 2015 and this past April, was suspended last month...
European Parliament president David Sassoli. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
European Parliament president David Sassoli told the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), the primary rabbinical alliance in Europe, on Wednesday that amid “the devastating rise of terrorist attacks in many European nations … we must remain united against religious discrimination.” Sassoli, who was the keynote speaker during CER’s winter Standing Committee meeting via Zoom, said “we need to invest in...
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas shakes hands with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the P.A.'s headquarters in Ramallah on March 26, 2018. Photo by Flash90.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas alluded indirectly to Israel on Tuesday against taking unilateral steps that could hurt peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. “Creating facts unilaterally won’t help us in this already difficult situation. But no doors should be slammed shut either in view of developments in the United States,” said Maas, speaking after meeting with his Palestinian...
Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees, pauses during a news conference for the launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File photo
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan submitted an official letter to the U.N. Security Council demanding it to take immediate action against Hezbollah’s military buildup and ongoing activities in southern Lebanon. Erdan’s letter comes after U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres submitted his quarterly report on the implementation of U.N. Resolution 1701, which was passed in the wake of the...
Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the British Labour Party. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted on Tuesday that he has been reinstated into the party following a 19-day suspension. Corbyn, who led the Labour Party between September 2015 and last April, was suspended by the party after a watchdog group in the United Kingdom found that the party’s leadership has failed to address anti-Semitism and complaints about...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Source: Turkish Presidency via Twitter.
The latest round of fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region continues to send ricochets across the Middle East. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday submitted a motion to parliament—a week after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan—seeking its approval to deploy peacekeepers to monitor the ceasefire agreement. CNN Türk reported that the Turkish Parliament is expected...
Participants from 15 countries came to Israel to hear from global digital experts in the private and public sectors as part of the three-day #DigiTell18 Conference. (Credit: Rafi Kutz)
In this day and age, the State of Israel is fighting on multiple battlefronts, none more so important than online. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or TikTok, battles of the narrative are being waged, anti-Semitism is spreading, and extremist forces are seeking to undermine efforts towards peace. In compiling this list, which is by no means exhaustive (or ranked),...
A Jewish man waiting on the streets in Munich, Germany on May 5, 2018. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.
As Austrians were making the most of their last night in restaurants, cafes and bars on Nov. 2 before the onset of a new lockdown, a 20-year-old Islamic terrorist fired at passersby in Vienna’s historic city center, killing four and injuring 23. Initial reports painted the target as Vienna’s city’s synagogue but, as it turned out, the synagogue might...
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Days after announcing to the world that he tested positive for COVID-19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was reportedly hospitalized for care. According to Reuters, Zelensky made the decision to enter the hospital to better isolate himself and not risk exposing anyone to the virus. Zelensky and his wife, Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska, have two children. In announcing that he had the coronavirus on...
Germany’s Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight against Antisemitism Felix Klein sat down recently for an exclusive interview with the German public-broadcasting radio station Deutschlandfunk to discuss how schools can become a part of the fight to combat antisemitism and bigotry. Deutschlandfunk’s Kate Maleike: 9 November is a day steeped in history for Germany. On this day in 1938, synagogues were torch in the Reichspogrom , a night which we all know was the harbinger of the Holocaust. What do you...

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