Bernard Kouchner, the previous foreign minister of France, said that former president Nicolas Sarkozy was widely disliked because of his Jewish origins.
Many Orthodox synagogues now allow or even encourage women to dance with scrolls on Simchat Torah. More than 100 Israelis shuls have joined in the trend.
A British lawmaker from heavily Jewish northwest London sacrificed his post as parliamentary private secretary in order to vote against a motion recognizing Palestine as a state.
A British Parliament member defended his reference to a “Jewish lobby” during a House of Commons debate on a symbolic motion to recognize Palestine statehood.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Gaza as Israel allowed large amounts of construction material to enter the area.
France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Paris should recognize a Palestinian state only if doing so would help achieve peace, not as a symbolic gesture.3
Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and shut down access to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday in a deepening dispute over access to the area, the third holiest shrine in Islam which is also revered by Jews.
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