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A sign at a rally in Paris against the French court ruling in the Sarah Halimi case, April 25, 2021. Source: Facebook.

France’s justice minister aims to change law after court ruling on Halimi murder

France’s Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti plans to introduce a bill to change French law after a court ruled that the 27-year-old man who killed Jewish woman Sarah Halimi in a 2017 anti-Semitic attack would...
French President Emmanuel Macron in 2018. Credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.

Macron asks for change in law after French court won’t prosecute Halimi’s killer

France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged an immediate change to French law after a court ruled that a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 was not responsible for his actions because he was high on...
A billboard in Zambia, 2005. Credit: Lars Plougmann from London, United Kingdom via Wikimedia Commons.

Global freedom on the decline

Passover is a celebration of freedom, but its underlying story is a salutary reminder that freedom is a fragile thing and that achieving it often requires extraordinary sacrifices. So it seems fitting at a...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Credit: Screenshot.

The threats American Jewry refuses to face

After being forced by COVID-19 restrictions to celebrate Passover alone last year, like their Israeli brethren, American Jews were by and large able to celebrate the Passover seder with their friends and families this...
Farhad Khorasani. Source: Twitter.

California lawyer under fire after calling for genocide of Jews on social media

A California lawyer has come under fire from Jewish groups for making genocidal claims against Jews on social media. In past Twitter posts, the lawyer, Farhad Khorasani, claimed that Israel is “the main enemy of...
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, where some smashed windows and entered the building while protesting the results of the November elections, on Jan. 6, 2020. Source: YouTube Screenshot.

When the rule of law breaks down, no one is safe

What happened at the Capitol on the day both Houses of Congress assembled in a joint session to certify the votes of the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election was a disgrace. In...
Outgoing minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel (currently Environmental Protection minister) attends a ceremony at the Ministry of Social Equality in Jerusalem on May 18, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israeli lawmakers in hot water for flouting lockdown rules

Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel found herself in hot water on Monday, after it became clear that she violated lockdown restrictions during Yom Kippur. Gamliel confirmed on Saturday that she has contracted the coronavirus,...

‘Constitutional’ sabotage of the democratic process

This week, Israel’s “center-left” bloc of political parties formally jettisoned former Israeli Chief Justice Aaron Barak’s constitutional vision and instead embraced the understanding of parliamentary sovereignty most commonly associated with the right. For decades,...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. Security Council during a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Credit: U.N. Photo/Loey Felipe.

Danon: European ‘automatic support’ for Palestinians is ‘a propaganda campaign’

The U.N. Security Council convened on Wednesday in the aftermath of the U.S. State Department’s policy change on Tuesday regarding the legal status of the Jewish communities in the West Bank. “All settlements are illegal...