A Ukrainian court has reportedly sentenced four people to prison for the fatal assault and robbery in 2016 of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
An attack on a synagogue might make some Jewish communities keep a lower profile, but for Anastassia “Nastia” Pletoukhina it is not only a rallying cry but also a validation of the work she is doing with the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Stefan Schlüter’s mission for the past 30 years has been to improve the relationship between Germany and Jews around the world. That mission came from his time serving in the German Federal Foreign Office from 1979 until 2017.
The same week that the American Jewish Committee released the results of a survey on American anti-Semitism, the subject’s foremost expert, scholar Deborah Lipstadt, traveled to the nation’s capital to talk about the subject at Washington Hebrew Congregation, where, just days before, a secur…
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday, saying he had “died like a dog.”
Israeli artists and designers who participated in the Jerusalem Design Week exhibition will represent Israel later this month in one of Japan’s largest art and design festivals.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City recently revealed a shofar that was hidden and blown in the Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years ago and never shown to the public before.
Israeli and U.S. officials warned in a meeting with European lawmakers on Wednesday of a rise in hate crimes against Jews in Western Europe, and urged the European Union to cut funding to organizations supporting the international boycott of Israel, providing a report detailing the ties betw…
The United States has sanctioned the Central Bank of Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, almost a week after the Islamic Republic attacked two Saudi Aramco facilities in which the president this instructed the U.S. Treasury Department to “substantia…
Israeli, Jewish and pro-Israel groups all applauded the publication of an ‘unprecedented’ United Nations report on anti-Semitism, that, among other issues, links anti-Semitism to criticism of Israel and the BDS movement.
In an effort to boost global agriculture, the University of Arizona has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jewish National Fund and Israel’s Arava region to establish The JNF Joint Institute for Global Food, Water and Energy Security.
U.S. diplomats pressed lawmakers and officials in Ireland and Germany to oppose the anti-Israel BDS movement, according to a U.S. State Department report delivered last week to Congress.
As Hurricane Dorian was unleashing its unimaginable devastation on the Bahamas earlier this week, Rabbi Sholom and Sheera Bluming, co-directors of Chabad of the Bahamas, hunkered down in the capital city of Nassau, making phone calls to residents, galvanizing the community, coordinating with…
Temple Solel Senior Rabbi John Linder first learned about the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies during a sabbatical he took to Israel in the spring. He was looking for organizations that focus on conflict resolution and collaboration in the Middle East, and he came across the AIES.“Wh…
Turn on any cable-news channel and the majority of the focus will be on national leaders like U.S. President Donald Trump or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. And while politicians on the national level indeed command attention, state and local politics move forward at the same time, often …
The United States will send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran, the Pentagon announced on Monday evening.
For the first time ever, the public can be part of a unique piece of history as Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) offers “Be Inscribed” campaign, an opportunity to buy letters, sentences, portions or an entire Torah scroll handwritten by a scribe atop the ancient cliff fortress of Masada.
The Trump administration is reviewing a military option that includes sending up to 120,000 troops to the Mideast were Iran to attack U.S. forces or increase its work on nuclear weapons, reported The New York Times on Monday evening, citing unnamed administration officials.
Until 2011, the baptism site on the Jordan River known as Qasr el-Yahud (“Castle of the Jews”) was a closed military zone, accessible only to rare groups with special permission who coordinated with the Israel Defense Forces. Today, the dusty area that’s dotted with churches built in various…
Approximately 40 neglected zoo animals were evacuated on Sunday from a dilapidated zoo in the Gaza Strip by an international animal-welfare group, the fourth such rescue mission from the Hamas-controlled area.
As the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, grapples with the mass terror shooting in two mosques that claimed 50 lives and left dozens more injured on March 15, they received comfort from the Chabad representative to the country.
Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist convicted of killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Brussels in Belgium in May 2014, was convicted of “terrorist murder” last week and will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to the Brussels criminal court on Tuesday.
Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich sustained serious injuries on Monday when a group of burglars entered his home in Buenos Aires on Monday morning. His wife was tied up during the incident, according to the local Jewish umbrella organization AMIA in a statement.
The European Parliament set clear conditions this week for Bosnia and Herzegovina to start on the path to membership in the European Union: the enactment of legislation to regulate the restitution of property stolen from Jews in the Holocaust.
Anti-Semitic acts in Germany increased by 10 percent overall, though violent acts increased by a staggering 60 percent in 2018, reported the BBC.
The United States is expected to recognize a Palestinian state with its capital in eastern Jerusalem as part of its highly anticipated peace plan to solve the 70-year-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an informed source hearing from top Trump administration officials told JNS.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner reported Monday that the number of recorded anti-Semitic acts soared by 74 percent in 2018.
Amid an intense backlash, plans to construct a sausage museum at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, have apparently been cancelled.
The presence of Chinese state-owned companies at Israel’s seaports is acting as a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations. According to China’s Ministry of Transport, a total of 52 ports in 34 countries are managed or were constructed by Chinese companies.
Thirteen Jews were murdered in anti-Semitic attacks in 2018—the most since the Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry said in a report Sunday.
Germany has banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, media reported on Monday, in accordance with recent sanctions enacted by the European Union against Iran in response attacks on opponents in the bloc.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has been hospitalized in serious condition in Beirut after apparently suffering a heart attack, Lebanese media outlets reported on Saturday. Another report said he also suffered a stroke, and that he has been fighting cancer.
Malaysia has denied Israel’s Paralympics swimming team from entering the country to partake in the World Para Swimming Championships in July.
This story starts with “a very strange phone call.” Someone from Germany was trying to contact Carol Kashan. He had her grandfather’s driver’s license, which had been confiscated when he was arrested 80 years ago on Kristallnacht, Nov. 9, 1938.
Germany will launch an online platform in February for victims to report anti-Semitic incidents, announced its commissioner for Jewish affairs on Thursday.
A young French Jewish woman was assaulted by two attackers in the heavily Jewish suburb of Sarcelles north of Paris on Monday, by two men who called her a “Jewess.”
Eighty years later, Germany has said that it will compensate Jewish men and women who survived the Holocaust as children—most of whom lost their parents during the Shoah and years of World War II—according to the Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which negotiates restitution with the G…
Iran has “significantly expanded” its missile testing, including a missile that can hit southeastern Europe, according to a report in a German daily newspaper on Sunday.
A new study reveals that Chanukah holds different levels of importance to Israeli Jews than American Jews, and highlights disparities in participation between Jews in the two countries.