Jewish Journal

  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes it will revive peace process

    by Simon Johnson, Reuters

    2 days ago

    The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told...

  • At 105, ‘British Schindler’ celebrated in Prague

    by Jan Richter, JTA

    3 days ago

    A 105-year-old man known as the “British Oskar Schindler” — having saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis — received the Czech Republic’s highest honor Tuesday.

    Sir Nicholas Winton was flown on a Czech military plane to Prague, where Czech President Miloš Zeman awarded...

  • Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’

    by Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA

    3 days ago

    In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and looks forward to a vital future.

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli President...

  • Presidents of Israel, Poland tour new museum on Jewish history

    by Wiktor Szary, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The presidents of Israel and Poland together took a guided tour of a new museum of Jewish life on Tuesday that tells the story of how Poland was for centuries home to a flourishing Jewish community before becoming a graveyard for Jews in World War II.

    Polish President Bronislaw...

  • Pope Francis honored at Vatican by Bar-Ilan University


    4 days ago

    Pope Francis received the president of Bar-Ilan University at the Vatican and was honored with the Israeli school’s highest award.

    On Monday, Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz bestowed the Award of Distinction on the pope in recognition of his lifelong efforts promoting peace...

  • South Africans arrested over BDS protest at Woolworths


    5 days ago

    Some 57 protesters calling for a boycott of Woolworths in South Africa because it carries Israeli products were arrested in Johannesburg.

    The protesters were arrested on Saturday and charged with public disturbance, the South Africa Press Association reported. They reportedly...

  • Polish constitutional court to discuss ritual slaughter ban


    5 days ago

    The Polish Constitutional Tribunal will hold a hearing to discuss the country’s ban on ritual slaughter.

    The hearing will be held Dec. 3. A request for a review of the case by the Constitutional Tribunal was submitted more than a year ago by the Union of Jewish Religious...

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