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Angela Merkel Makes a Final Visit to Yad Vashem as Chancellor of Germany

Yesterday, 10 October 2021, the Chancellor of Germany H.E. Dr. Angela Merkel visited Yad Vashem for the sixth and final time as leader of Germany. During her informative and emotional visit to the Mount...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at a special Cabinet session at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Oct. 10, 2021. Photo by Yoav Dudkevitch/POOL.

In Cabinet meeting with Merkel, Bennett hails Israel-Germany ‘alliance-turned-friendship’

At a special Cabinet meeting at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greeted visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel by stating that the alliance between their two countries had “turned...
Flags with European Parliament in background Strasbourg, France. Credit: Hadrian/Shutterstock.

European Union implements new strategy to address serious rise in anti-Semitism

Acknowledging that most European Jews do not feel safe in their home countries, the European Commission released a report on Tuesday outlining strategies to combat anti-Semitism and encourage the growth of Jewish life there. At...
Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Credit: Pierre-Selim/Flickr.

The anti-Semitism of Jean-Luc Mélenchon

In the first round of the French presidential election in 2017, nearly one in five voters marked their ballots for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the candidate of the newly formed far-left “La France Insoumise” (“France Rising”)...
Rockets are launched towards Israel from the Gaza Strip, May 18, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Ex-British commander, foreign-affairs minister debate meaning behind Hamas actions

Speaking during a webinar on the ongoing conflict in Israel on Wednesday, former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan Col. Richard Kemp said the Israeli government should be the determiner of when a ceasefire...
Flags of European Union member nations near Europa Square in Vilnius, Lithuania. Credit: Šarūnas Burdulis via Wikimedia Commons.

European lawmakers: Palestinian terror groups committing ‘double war crimes’

More than 50 European lawmakers expressed solidarity with Israel while condemning Palestinian terror groups for their rocket fire on Israel and using their own populations as human shields. In a letter spearheaded by the American Jewish Committee...
President Rivlin began his visit to Europe, meeting the President of Germany, together with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi Credit: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

President Rivlin began his visit to Europe, meeting the President of Germany, together with...

President Rivlin on Iran’s rising power: “The international community must stand together, speaking out strongly and without compromise against Iran’s nuclear plan and its support for terrorist groups that threaten Israel and the stability of...
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (right) meets with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on June 10, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Building bridges: 2020 a successful year for Israel-Europe relations

The past year was relatively successful in terms of Israel’s relationship with Europe, according to a survey presented by Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on Monday to the Jewish state’s ambassadors to European countries. Among...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds press conference at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on Dec. 9, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Netanyahu: ‘Israel is a global leader in cutting coal consumption’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit this weekend about the progress his government has made and the challenges it faces in the field of clean energy. In a pre-recorded video address, broadcast...
JDC Hanukkah candle-lightings and other online programs are geared to connect Jews worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic reaches an especially dark period, December 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Hanukkah candle-lighting on Facebook, events on Zoom to connect Jews worldwide

As a way to connect Jews of all ages during the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is inviting people to join on Facebook and unite with...