A major Jewish donor to Britain’s Labour Party said no big Jewish donor has given money to the party this year because they are “concerned about the direction the party is taking.”6
Australia’s oldest Holocaust survivor is at the center of a spat between his Filipina caregiver and the Australian government, which has made it clear that if she leaves the country she will not be permitted to return.
A member of Stanford University’s student senate who argued it is “not anti-Semitism” to claim Jews control “the media, economy, government and other social institutions” said he will not run for reelection.5
British drug smuggler Howard Marks who wrote about his exploits in an autobiography “Mr Nice” has died at the age of 70 after suffering from bowel cancer.
The Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava, which has been a major target of BDS activists because of its manufacturing facility in the occupied West Bank, will be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group.
The Fosun Group on Sunday night in Jerusalem signed an agreement to purchase the Dead Sea skin care products company Ahava for $77 million, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.
Ahava has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, over its factory in Mitzpeh Shalem, located about one mile from the western shores of the Dead Sea in the eastern West Bank, as well as initiatives targeting only products made by Israelis in the West Bank and other disputed territories, namely the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem.
Last month, the company confirmed plans to open a plant in Ein Gedi, located inside the Green Line marking Israel’s pre-1967 borders. It is not known if the new plant eventually will supplant the factory in Mitzpeh Shalem.
The first Jewish same-sex wedding ceremony in Latin America was celebrated in Buenos Aires.
Turkey will not drop its demand for an end to the blockade of Gaza in order to normalize relations with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Monday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has quietly established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands and may allow him to sideline the Islamist group Hamas in the event of a succession struggle.
Two historic Boston-area Conservative synagogues are planning to join forces and cohabit on a shared campus, following votes by the leaders of both institutions.
Britain’s Labour Party has suspended a municipal lawmaker over anti-Semitic tweets written before she was elected, including one praising Adolf Hitler as the “greatest man in history.”9
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