Le Pen has pushed a radical version of France’s commitment to secularism to crimp Islam, which she views as a threat to France and the West
It is a dark time for many Americans. The election of Donald Trump, coupled with Republican domination of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the vast majority of state legislatures threaten much of the progress many demographics, such as women and LGBT people have achieved not only during the Obama years but over the past several decades.
(JTA) — The company operating Prague’s subway is investigating a complaint alleging one of its employees threatened to “cut off the head” of a Jewish passenger wearing a kippah. The incident was reported last week by a member of Prague’s Bejt Simcha Reform Community, Petr Papousek, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, told…
“That’s a big f**king yarmulke,” says a voice coming from behind me.
BERLIN (JTA) — Unknown perpetrators kicked and beat a 21-year-old Jewish man wearing a kippah after slurring him with anti-Semitic insults. The victim, identified as Oliver Geffers of Bonn, was slightly injured in the Tuesday evening attack but did not seek medical help, according to the police report on the incident. The state criminal police agency is…
(JTA) — A Polish ultra-nationalist burned a poster of the mayor of Wroclaw wearing a kippah during a protest march. Roman Zielinski, a far-right agitator who authored a book titled “How I fell in love with Adolf Hitler,” set the poster of Mayor Rafał Dutkiewicz on fire in front of cameras on Sunday during a…
French Jews condemned a prominent Jewish pro-Palestinian activist who said that the act of wearing a kippah is a sign of allegiance to the policies of the State of Israel.
Keep it frum and feel the Bern!
As some warn French Jews to avoid wearing a kippah, others are donning the skullcap in solidarity. Robert Zaretsky asks: Is this symbolic gesture really helpful — or just a cheap gimmick?
Seventy percent of French citizens said it would be giving in to terrorists if Jews were forced to remove their yarmulkes for security reasons, according to a survey.