Some 500 Jewish mothers from around the world will celebrate Jewish motherhood in Israel this Mother’s Day, May 14, as part of the life-changing “MOMentum” trip to Israel, thanks to the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.
On April 17, The New York Times ran an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, the Fatah leader jailed in Israel, and described him as “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian” but failing to mention that he is also a convicted murdered who as the commander of Fatah’s Tanzim paramilitary offshooti was behind the murders of Israelis. In his op-ed, Barghouti states that he was first arrested at age 15, then again at age 18, and he alleges physical abuse by Israeli interrogators.
Despite calls by Jewish groups and politicians to the Dutch authorities to prohibit an annual conference ‘’Palestinians in Europe’’ organized in Rotterdam by a the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), regarded by German intelligence sources as a support group of Hamas in Europe, the city Mayor and Justice Minister refused to block the event.
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and Remembrance Center in Jerusalem has invited White House spokesman Sean Spicer to visit the center’s website and learn about the Nazi extermination camps after he made controversial remarks on Hitler at a press briefing.