Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

Europe

Four Charged With Assisting Copenhagen Synagogue Terrorist February 5, 2016 12:17 am

Four Charged With Assisting Copenhagen Synagogue Terrorist

A little less than a year after a Danish-born terrorist opened fire outside a Copenhagen...

German Police Arrest Algerians With Suspected Links to ISIS Plot in Berlin February 4, 2016 10:01 am

German Police Arrest Algerians With Suspected Links to ISIS Plot in Berlin

German police Thursday arrested two Algerians suspected of links to the Islamic State group...

UK Jewish Leader Calls Invitation of Iranian FM to Address London Event an ‘Insult to British Values’ February 3, 2016 2:36 pm

UK Jewish Leader Calls Invitation of Iranian FM to Address London Event an ‘Insult to British Values’

The head of a major Jewish organization in the United Kingdom condemned a decision by...

Israeli Ambassador to France: ‘Very Sad’ French Jews Must Weigh Wearing Kippah in Public February 3, 2016 8:24 am

Israeli Ambassador to France: ‘Very Sad’ French Jews Must Weigh Wearing Kippah in Public

It is “very sad” that French Jews must decide whether to take the risk of wearing...

London Police Arrest Teen Caught Throwing Fireworks at Jewish Pedestrians February 2, 2016 3:24 pm

London Police Arrest Teen Caught Throwing Fireworks at Jewish Pedestrians

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy in the Hackney neighborhood of London after he was caught...

Survey Reveals More Than Half of French People Think Jews ‘Have a Lot of Power’ February 1, 2016 4:19 pm

Survey Reveals More Than Half of French People Think Jews ‘Have a Lot of Power’

More than half of the French population surveyed in a new poll published on Sunday admitted...

Scottish MP: Jewish Community Feels ‘Under Threat’ February 1, 2016 4:10 pm

Scottish MP: Jewish Community Feels ‘Under Threat’

The Scottish Jewish community feels “under threat,” Conservative member of Scottish...

Former Scottish First Minister Slammed for ‘Breathtaking Pomposity’ After Criticizing Israeli MK Over Holocaust Comments January 31, 2016 11:52 am

Former Scottish First Minister Slammed for ‘Breathtaking Pomposity’ After Criticizing Israeli MK Over Holocaust Comments

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was accused of “breathtaking pomposity”...

Netanyahu Rejects French Ultimatum on Palestinian Statehood January 31, 2016 10:18 am

Netanyahu Rejects French Ultimatum on Palestinian Statehood

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for a more “sober”...

Guest Lecturer Shouted Down by Violent, Anti-Israel Protesters on London Campus: Invite Me Back for Stand on Free Speech January 29, 2016 5:16 pm

Guest Lecturer Shouted Down by Violent, Anti-Israel Protesters on London Campus: Invite Me Back for Stand on Free Speech

The former Shin Bet chief whose lecture at a King’s College London student event earlier...

Jewish Organization in France Asks Visiting Iranian President to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day to ‘Demonstrate Genuine Desire to Reconcile With West’ January 27, 2016 4:25 pm

Jewish Organization in France Asks Visiting Iranian President to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day to ‘Demonstrate Genuine Desire to Reconcile With West’

Jewish leaders in France invited the Iranian president to attend a ceremony commemorating...

Hitler Teddy Bear in Norwegian Health Campaign Enrages Jewish Groups, Causes Banning of Ad January 27, 2016 3:32 pm

Hitler Teddy Bear in Norwegian Health Campaign Enrages Jewish Groups, Causes Banning of Ad

An ad featuring a teddy bear resembling Adolf Hitler was recently banned in Norway, after...

More...

  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

    Read more →
  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

    Read more →
  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

    Read more →
  • Business Features World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    JNS.org – You’re cruising along the highway. Suddenly, your car starts to sputter, your engine grumbles, and your car comes to a screeching halt. The tow truck drags the car to a local auto mechanic. Damage: $1,000. You have no idea whether or not the mechanic is trying to do one over on you, but you will soon, thanks to a new Israeli innovation. Engie puts the car owner in the driver’s seat by providing a special malfunction reader that simply […]

    Read more →