When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews,” he remembers feeling stung.21
Another Jewish social service agency has replaced FEGS as New York City’s largest social service group.
The British National Union of Students voted to boycott Israeli companies and align with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.17
President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline stance against a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.4
Harold Grinspoon, a real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist, signed the Giving Pledge to donate more than half his fortune to charitable causes.
The Jewish Community of Rome has compiled a blacklist with the names of people who sold or denounced Jews to German and Italian persecutors during World War II.
Jacques Parizeau, the former separatist Quebec premier who blamed the Jewish and other ethnic communities for the narrow defeat in a bitter provincial referendum on seceding from Canada, has died.
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