International

U.N. General Assembly Holding First-Ever Meeting On Anti-Semitism

01/22/2015

The United Nations General Assembly will hold its first-ever meeting focused on anti-Semitism.

North Korean Gulag Survivor Honored By Jewish Groups Recants Escape Testimony

01/21/2015

A human rights activist who was honored by Jewish groups for denouncing North Korea’s system of gulags recanted key parts of his testimony about escaping from one.

Who Could Have Wanted Nisman Dead?

Hezbollah, Argentine gov’t fingered in death of AMIA prosecutor; suicide theory being dismissed.

01/21/2015

The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller.

Alberto Nisman launched a more professional investigation of the AMIA bombing upon being named special prosecutor in 2005.

Jews Increasingly Questioning Future

In wake of Paris attacks, and arrest of jihadis in Belgium, fears over whether fabric of Jewish life will irreparably fray.

01/21/2015
Staff Writer

Even as a rabbi in Brussels called for Jews there to arm themselves and police in Belgium stepped up security around Jewish sites, Jews across Western Europe this week are increasingly asking a frightening question: Is Jewish life still viable on the continent?

Soldiers patrol in Antwerp, Belgium, home to many Orthodox Jews in the city’s diamond industry.  Getty Images

Liberté, Eqalité, Anxiety

An ex-Paris resident reflects on Jewish fear and the charged topic of multiculturalism.

01/20/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

For 22 years I was an expatriate New York Jew raising a family, working as a journalist and navigating life in Paris and its upscale western suburbs. One day my husband’s secretary invited my two boys home for lunch. As it was Passover, I politely declined, explaining that week imposed too many dietary restrictions.

Hyper Cacher is the Parisian kosher supermarket that was the site of a recent terrorist attack. Getty Images

Preliminary Report: No Others Involved In Gunshot Death Of AMIA Special Prosecutor

01/20/2015

There was no sign of intervention by others in the shooting death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing, according to preliminary autopsy reports.

Japanese PM Calls ISIS Ransom Threat ‘Unacceptable Act Of Terrorism’

01/20/2015

Jerusalem — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Jerusalem called on the Islamic State to release two Japanese hostages immediately and said the demand for a $200 million ransom is “an unacceptable act of terrorism.”

AMIA Jewish Center Bombing Special Prosecutor Found Dead

01/19/2015

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, was found dead hours before he was to meet with lawmakers regarding the 1994 attack.

Selfie Spat Over Miss Israel, Lebanon

Miss Universe pageant turns ugly when politics get involved.

01/19/2015
Staff Writer

When can beauty pageants turn ugly? When Middle East politics get involved.

Selfie with Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon erupts in international controversy. Via Instagram.com

Anti-Semitism At Schools A major Aliyah Factor, French Jewish Leader Says

01/16/2015

Rampant anti-Semitism in French public schools and threats against Jewish ones are spurring Jewish emigration, a leader of French Jewry said.

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