Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris next week in Paris, the Elysee presidential palace announced. It will be the first working meeting between the two leaders since Macron took power in France last May.
While in some western European countries, like Belgium, laws are passed to ban ritual slaughter of animals, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Oraban has expressed his commitment to maintain full freedom of religion for the Jewish community.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has agreed to urge Britain’s Interior Minister Amber Rudd to consider classifying Lebanese group Hezbollah as an illegal “proscribed” organisation under UK terrorism legislation.
While Jewish religious practices and rights such as Shechita, are under pressure some European countries, including Belgium, NIK, the Organisation of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement with the Dutch Minister of Agriucuture which will guarantee the right to continue ritual slaughter of aniamls in the country.
In a rare intervention into the activities of parliamentary delegations, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, directly admonished the chairman of the parliament’s delegation for relations with Palestine (DPAL), MEP Neoklis Sylikiotis for offering a platform to relatives of convicted Palestinian terrorists.
17 Members of the European Parliament, from across the political spectrum, slammed the invitation made by the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine (DPAL) for relatives of convicted Palestinian terrorists to address the delegation on Thursday in Strasbourg.
Speaker of the Israeli Knesset Yuli Edelstein visited Moscow last week, where he spoke at the Russian Parliament and later met with the heads of the country’s Jewish communities and participated in FJC’s YAHAD youth forum.