Video: Rabbi Hier on Fears of Growing Anti-Semitism in Europe

“We have never seen, since the end of the Second World War, a spate of anti-Semitism like this. Even Hitler would be surprised. He wrote in his final will and testament that it would take a few centuries before ‘people aspire to my philosophy’. He would be shocked that all over Europe today, anti-Semitism is…

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Wiesel asks Obama to please join him in hearing Netanyahu out

By MEDIAITE— Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is publicly supporting Benjamin Netanyahu‘s address to Congress and has a full-page newspaper ad out asking Congress––as well as the White House––to do the same. Wiesel writes about the “catastrophic danger of a nuclear Iran” and how he fully intends to be present when…

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Mainstreaming Jew hatred in America

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— US President Barack Obama is mainstreaming anti-Semitism in America. This week, apropos of seemingly nothing, in an interview with Mathew Yglesias from the Vox.com website, Obama was asked about terrorism. In his answer the president said the terrorism threat is overrated. And that was far from the most disturbing statement he…

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A closer look at the Jews of France

By INTL. CHRISTIAN EMBASSY— With an estimated 550,000 members, France currently has Europe’s largest Jewish community and ranks third in the world behind Israel and the United States. The perception that most are native, well-off French Jews of Ashkenazi descent is wrong, as much of that community was either wiped out, or fled during the…

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EU states said to be planning fresh sanctions on Israel

By JUDAH ARI GROSS, TIMES OF ISRAEL— European Union member states are planning new sanctions against Israel that will be implemented if peace negotiations with Palestinians do not resume following the March elections, it was reported Tuesday. The proposed plan would include “sanctions against companies that conduct business over the Green Line, support in the…

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Netanyahu: Israel in profound disagreement with Obama admin

By ISRAEL TODAY— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday released a statement explaining that he intends to go ahead with a contentious address to the US Senate on March 3 in order to dissuade the Obama Administration from negotiating with Iran a nuclear agreement that would endanger the Jewish state. “I am going to the…

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The Dems’ Pro-Israel Litmus Test

By DAVID RUBIN— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to the joint houses of Congress has stirred up an unprecedented political storm in both Washington and Jerusalem, but there are several positive developments that are being overlooked by the media. I have always emphasized that in the muddy world of politics, in which evasion…

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ZOA blasts disunity among Jewish-American groups over PM’s speech

By TIMES OF ISRAEL AND JTA— The right-wing Zionist Organization of America suggested Monday that some American-Jewish groups’ behavior surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to Congress is similar to that of the “Jewish leaders of the 1930s,” in reference to the lack of unity and organization in the American-Jewish community in the years…

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Netanyahu vows to scuttle world powers’ Iran deal

By STUART WINER, TIMES OF ISRAEL— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday he would continue to try to defeat an expected agreement between the US and Iran over the latter’s nuclear development program as Washington predicted a handshake on the matter in the coming weeks. “The powers and Iran are racing forward with an…

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