Avi Gabbay, a former environment protection minister, won the race for the leadership of the Labor party which he joined only six months ago. In a runoff election, he beat the former Labor chairman Amir Peretz, a former Defence Minister.
Israel decides to cut funds it pays to UN following UNESCO resolution on Hebron, Jewish groups condemn UNESCO's World Heritage Committee vote to inscribe the Tomb of the Patriarchs as 'a Palestinian world heritage site in danger'
“This is not about George Soros’ origins and identity, but about his actions,” a Hungarian senior government minister said as the head of the Jewish Federation of Jewish communities criticized the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban's billboard campaign against migration and foreign influence which used the image of the US Jewish financier and political opponent of the Hungarian government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris next week in Paris, the Elysee presidential palace announced. It will be the first working meeting between the two leaders since Macron took power in France last May.
While in some western European countries, like Belgium, laws are passed to ban ritual slaughter of animals, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Oraban has expressed his commitment to maintain full freedom of religion for the Jewish community.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has agreed to urge Britain’s Interior Minister Amber Rudd to consider classifying Lebanese group Hezbollah as an illegal “proscribed” organisation under UK terrorism legislation.
While Jewish religious practices and rights such as Shechita, are under pressure some European countries, including Belgium, NIK, the Organisation of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement with the Dutch Minister of Agriucuture which will guarantee the right to continue ritual slaughter of aniamls in the country.
In a rare intervention into the activities of parliamentary delegations, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, directly admonished the chairman of the parliament’s delegation for relations with Palestine (DPAL), MEP Neoklis Sylikiotis for offering a platform to relatives of convicted Palestinian terrorists.