Israel can learn from the European Union how to fight terrorism and not only the other way around, said EU Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen who is to leave his post at the end of this month after a 4-year term.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have announced a new joint plan to fight extremism and bigotry and promote justice and equality in response to the racist and anti-Semitic hatred and violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East, and in particular the growing influence of Iran in Syria, with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet on Wednesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
"Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism, whether it takes place in Barcelona, Paris, Istanbul or Jerusalem,’’ wrote Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a letter of condolence to King Felipe VI of Spain following the deadly terror attack in Barcelona.
“Barcelona is a city where Jews have been living for one hundred years and of which they are proud. We Jews will not leave our city,” a spokesman for the local Jewish community told The Times of Israel.
‘’This evening we again saw that terror strikes everywhere, the civilized world must fight it together in order to defeat,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a first statement on the terror attack in the Spanish city which claimed the lives of at least 13 people and injured more than 100.