''President Macron has announced his visit to Israel next spring. I would also like to visit next year,'' said French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe during a speech at Paris's Buffault Synagogue where he extended his best wishes to the Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year
‘’Israel is concerned over the rise of anti-Semitism in recent years among political elements from the right and left and among Islamic elements,’’ Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call one day after the German parliament elections showed the right-wing extremist AfD (Alternative for Germany) party winning seats in the parliament.
''It is an utter disgrace that a convicted terrorist is given a platform in the European Parliament to spew her hateful message,’’ said the AJC Transatlantic Institute over the appearance on Tuesday in the European Parliament in Brussels of convicted terrorist Leila Khaled.
‘’We must all work together to stop the attacks on Israel’s legitimacy,’’ said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he hosted a Rosh Hashanah reception for foreign ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps serving in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has refused a request from his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven to meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York because Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state , the Israeli media reported.