June 9, 2009 8:12pm
On the issue of ritual slaughter, or schechita, two broad blocs in the European Parliament supported the Jewish community, but the rights of religious minorities are not a priority for many of the fringe groups that gained strength in the body’s elections, writes an official of the Conference of European Rabbis.
January 11, 2005 10:00am
Delegates to a World Jewish Congress plenary assembly in Brussels have given almost unanimous backing to the organization’s leadership, a possible turning point following bitter accusations of financial mismanagement.
December 1, 2004 10:00am
Shortly after Hezbollah’s TV station promised France that it would desist from anti-Israel and anti-Jewish programming, the station overstepped the mark once more leading to an appeal by the CSA broadcasting authority to allow it to ban the network.
November 11, 2004 10:00am
Yasser Arafat´s demise provides just the opportunity the Europeans have been looking for to push for Mideast peace.
November 1, 2004 10:00am
A French Jewish group is critical of the community’s traditional leadership for what it says is their soft reaction to anti-Semitism in France and a U.S. Jewish group is giving the upstart organization big bucks.
October 26, 2004 9:00am
French Jewish students withdrew the images of Jesus and Mary from ads against anti-Semitism. The images, which were portrayed above the French phrase for “Dirty Jew,” proved too much to bear for Catholics and some Jews.
October 21, 2004 9:00am
A Belgian government office is examining wartime government files as the country takes a look into its responsibility in the deportation of nearly half its Jewish population during the Nazi occupation.
October 20, 2004 9:00am
The ascension of a Czech ex-diplomat to one of the key E.U. posts affecting relations with Israel is raising hopes for better relations between the European body and the Jewish state.
October 15, 2004 9:00am
Jean-Marie Le Pen’s likely successor as head of the far-right National Front party stirs controversy, saying that the existence of Nazi gas chambers is a matter of legitimate debate for historians.
September 23, 2004 9:00am
A French group is working to raise awareness about some 900,000 Jews who left Arab countries from 1948 onwards. Its founder says he is hoping to arm Israel to respond once the Palestinian refugee issue again arises.