They now have to pass through a metal detector flanked by three armed soldiers. But visitors to Brussels’ Jewish museum seem undeterred by the security arrangements that were introduced there last year, after the slaying of four people, allegedly by an Islamist fanatic.
The Obama administration approved the sale of $1.8 billion worth of munitions to Israel, including precision guidance devices and bunker-busting bombs.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.4
The head of world soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.
More than 40 rabbis from all streams of Judaism will hold a prayer vigil and pre-Shavuot study session at the Holot detention center for African immigrants.
A former teacher at several Jewish schools in England was found guilty on sexual assault charges. Todros Grynhaus, 50, of Salford, reportedly faces a “substantial prison sentence,” according to Manchester Crown Court judge Timothy Holroyde.
It’s only been a day since President Obama launched the @POTUS twitter handle, and already Israeli government officials are using it as just another platform to help worsen their already fraught relationship with the current US government.
When considering the Vatican’s creep toward recognition of Palestinian statehood, think “Israel-Vatican” and not “Jewish-Catholic,” say Jewish officials involved in dialogue with the church.3
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