The United States said it was ready to recognise Israel’s annexation of much of the West Bank, but asked the new unity government also to negotiate with the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has reached a power-sharing deal to remain in office after three inconclusive elections, has vowed to[…]
The Israeli Embassy in Cameroon has said it is outraged at comments made by Cameroon’s Deputy Justice Minister Jean de Dieu Momo in which he appeared to justify the Holocaust, in which some six million Jewish people were killed in Nazi Germany. Asked on state television why he thought opposition[…]
Israel’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens. The legislation, adopted by 62 votes to 55, makes Hebrew the country’s national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities[…]
At least three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while several others suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation during clashes that erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday in the northern occupied West bank city of Nablus. Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that hundreds of Israeli[…]
Right-wing Israeli groups on Sunday raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of Israeli forces, witnesses told Ma’an. Witnesses said 43 Israeli settlers raided the compound after right-wing Jewish extremist groups called for supporters to flock to the site before the start of the Jewish holiday Hannukah. In addition to[…]
African National Congress international relations subcommittee chairperson Obed Bapela and other party leaders will be meeting with the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) next week to discuss concerns. The discussions will focus on Bapela’s comments regarding dual citizenship and other matters relating to the Jewish community. “Obviously the[…]
The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said it had laid criminal charges of hate speech against ex-University of Witwatersrand Students Representative Council president, Mcebo Dlamini, for calling Jews “devils”. “Dlamini’s comments are the latest in a series of offensive public statements that he made about South African Jews over[…]
French President Francois Hollande will meet Tuesday with the heads of the country’s leading Jewish and Muslim organizations, the Elysee Palace said, in an attempt to subdue a public rift between the two factions. Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris and president of the French Council[…]
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has reprimanded Jewish radio station Chai FM for broadcasting content that amounted to hate speech and propaganda. “As a sanction the tribunal issued a firm reprimand, cautioning the broadcaster that if a similar finding is made in future, a fine will be considered,”[…]
Organisations such as Jewish Voices for a Just Peace are an important start to the conscientizing of South African Jewry on the suffering of the Palestinian people, according to local cleric Imam Rashid Omar. The alim on Thursday assisted in unveiling a plaque dedicated to the lives lost in the[…]
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