(JTA) — A leader of the National Front party, a far-right movement mostly shunned by the Jewish community in France, met in Israel with a junior member of the Likud ruling party. National Front Secretary-General Nicolas Bay met Wednesday in Tel Aviv with David Shayan, the leader of the youth section of Prime Minister Benjamin…6
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Poland, a country with almost no Jews. A new study notes that a sharp rise in Islamophobia has been accompanied by a distancing from other ethnic groups, including Jews. “The more people are anti-Muslim, the more they’re anti-Semitic,” said Michal Bilewicz, the director of the Center for Research on Prejudice at the University of Warsaw_._27
Jews in Europe are voicing increasing consternation about Israel’s budding engagement with surging far-right European parties that have anti-Semitic histories.35
Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday to a court where Norway appealed against a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him in virtual isolation since he massacred 77 people in 2011.
The fact that a Jewish Israeli American is charged with making JCC bomb threats is confusing, infuriating and, yes, deeply embarrassing.
Gábor Vona, the leader of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, for the first time ever, sent a letter in December to Hungarian Jews conveying greetings to “you and your faith community with respect on the occasion of Hanukkah.” The letter, from the head of a party with a long history of anti-Semitism, has set off a firestorm within the Hungarian Jewish community.
The morning of her conversion to Judaism, Diana Sewell was so nervous she “was running around like a headless chicken” in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties.4
An entertainment company in Greece canceled a game in which players use clues to escape from a room themed around the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Security Council’s adoption on Friday of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, his spokesman said.5
“Put simply, there can be no excuses for any kind of hatred towards the Jewish people. Full stop,” she wrote in her Jewish Chronicle op-ed.
“I haven’t got long left. All I want is to be buried with my sister. It would be wonderful to have that closure,” the 82-year-old told Britain’s Sunday Mirror.
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