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                  10th Anniversary Graduates at Odessa Jewish University
                  10th Anniversary Graduates at Odessa Jewish University
                  30.06.2017, Community Life

                  Odessa Jewish University celebrated the graduation of its senior class last week, marking the program’s 10-year anniversary.

                  Simone Veil dies at the age of 89
                  Simone Veil dies at the age of 89
                  30.06.2017, Jews and Society

                  Auschwitz survivor, former French government minister and ex-president of the European Parliament, Simone Veil, died in Paris at the age of 89.

                  Pressure on US Secretary of State Tillerson to appoint Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism
                  Pressure on US Secretary of State Tillerson to appoint Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism
                  30.06.2017, Jews and Society

                  American Jewish groups and members of Congress are pressuring U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to appoint a US Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, a position that will be unstaffed by July 1 due to budgetary cuts

                  Francis Kalifat, head of Crif, on the murder of Sarah Halimi: 'I will not be silent'
                  Francis Kalifat, head of Crif, on the murder of Sarah Halimi: 'I will not be silent'
                  29.06.2017, Jews and Society

                  ‘’I will not be silent,’’ said Francis Kalifat, head of Crif, the umbrella representative group for French Jewish institutions, as his organization denounced the handling by the French authorities of the brutal murder of a Jewish woman, Sarah Haimi, by her Muslim neighbor last April.

                  Jerusalem has become one of the world's largest high tech hubs
                  Jerusalem has become one of the world's largest high tech hubs
                  29.06.2017, Israel and the World

                  In less than 5 years, Jerusalem has become one of the world's largest high tech hubs, a model featured in the European Parliament

                  Flemish parliament votes to ban ritual slaughter without stunning by 2019
                  Flemish parliament votes to ban ritual slaughter without stunning by 2019
                  29.06.2017, Jews and Society

                  The animals will be slaughtered after being irreversibly stunned, for example via an electrical anesthesia, the parliament decided.

                  London pro-Palestinian event with links to Hamas and Hezbollah to go ahead
                  London pro-Palestinian event with links to Hamas and Hezbollah to go ahead
                  28.06.2017, Israel and the World

                  A pro-Palestinian event due to be held in London will go ahead, despite a government threat to ban it over the organizers’ links to terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

                  Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein delivers historic speech before the upper house of the Russian parliament
                  Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein delivers historic speech before the upper house of the Russian parliament
                  28.06.2017, Israel and the World

                  30 years after his release from a Soviet labor camp for Zionists activities, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein delivered a historic speech before the Russian Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament in Moscow.

                  Herzog to Diaspora Jews: Fight Western Wall decision, don't be polite
                  Herzog to Diaspora Jews: Fight Western Wall decision, don't be polite
                  27.06.2017, Israel and the World

                  Israeli politicians, US Jewish leaders convene for emergency meeting on government's decision to nix plan for an egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall.

                  Leaving antisemitism envoy post vacant would be 'huge step backwards'
                  Leaving antisemitism envoy post vacant would be 'huge step backwards'
                  27.06.2017, Anti-Semitism

                  Unless new people are brought in, the State Department's office to monitor and combat antisemitism will face a bleak future.

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