When Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon his chief White House strategist, several Jewish groups responded quickly by criticizing him for his role in leading the far-right website Breitbart, and then other groups and individuals leaped to defend him as a friend of Israel, and an employer who treated individual Jews well.
(JTA) — The Church of Norway, the state’s Lutheran church, condemned church founder Martin Luther’s anti-Jewish legacy. The church made the statement ahead of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, started by the 16th century German theologian, The Associated Press reported. The Church of Norway’s General Synod acknowledged that Luther’s writings were used in Nazi propaganda and…
The swastikas reportedly were painted over Jewish Stars of David that had previously been painted on the rock, according to reports.7
In later tweets he called for the U.S to lift its embargo on Cuba.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for sending firefighters to assist in putting out massive fires throughout Israel.
A Russian state-owned television channel aired a figure-skating performance featuring the wife of a senior Kremlin spokesperson wearing the uniform of a Jewish concentration camp inmate.
Israel stepped up efforts on Saturday to extinguish wildfires that have been scorching large swathes of the country and said its security forces had arrested more than 10 suspected Palestinian arsonists.44
(JTA) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose 49-year rule was marked by an anti-Israel stance to match his deep antagonism to the United States and the west, is dead at age 90. His brother and successor since he stepped back from power in 2008, President Raul Castro, announced his death late Friday evening. Under…
(JTA) — A city in Norway has passed a resolution calling on its residents to boycott goods and services produced in Israeli settlements. The Trondheim City Council passed the resolution, which also prohibits the municipality from purchasing goods and services from what it calls the “occupied territories,” earlier this month, The Local Norway reported. Trondheim…
(JTA) — Jewish groups and leaders urged a Texas university not to allow the founder of a white supremacist think tank to speak on campus. Richard Spencer, who recently railed against Jews at an alt-right conference in Washington D.C. — during which audience members gave Nazi salutes — is slated to speak at a private…22
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