Kiev, Ukraine—Alexander Levin, President of the World Forum of Russian-speaking Jews (WFRJ) and head of the Jewish community in Kiev, on June 23 presented for the first time the model of the new memorial site to be built at Babi Yar in Ukraine, where an estimated 50,000 Jews were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Levin spoke at a gala in
Budapest—Agence France Presse reports that the Hungarian government announced a deal Saturday with the Conference of Material Claims Against Germany on reparations for Hungarian survivors living abroad, ending a year-long row over transparency and a freeze of payments to survivors.
Hungary had signed a five-year agreement with the Claims Conference
Cairo—After four days of protests attended by tens of millions of people, and more than 40 deaths, the official announcement came from the Egyptian military on Wednesday a little after 9 p.m. local time. Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, as promised, presented the “road map.” This was not an outline or a proposal for change, but a full-fledged
(JNS.org)—A bill requiring eligible ultra-Orthodox men to report for military duty or civilian service in Israel was approved in a 14-4 vote by the Israeli cabinet.
The bill, proposed by a committee headed by Israeli Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri, states that starting in 2017, all eligible haredi men over the age of 18 will
Bethelehem (Ma’an News Agency) – Israel and Palestine agreed on Tuesday to form a committee of economic experts to meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss economic issue between them, an official said. The decision was made in a meeting between Palestinian minister of finance ShukriBishara and his Israeli counterpart YairLapid and attended by several economic
CAIRO—David Kirkpatric of the New York Times reports that Al Nour, the Salafi political party of ultraconservative Islamists, has emerged “as an unexpected political kingmaker in Egypt.”
Once seen as rank amateurs, Al Nour was the only Islamist party to support removing Morsi. After the coup, Al Nour’s leader was photographed standing behind
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Seventy-one percent of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology to his Turkish Prime Minister RecepTayyipErdogan for the May 2010 Gaza flotilla incident was unjustified, a new poll revealed. The poll, commissioned by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and conducted over the
(JNS.org) Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein has signed off on a secret investigation of Arab members of the Israeli Knesset over their alleged incitement against pro-IDF Christian leader Father Gabriel Nadaf, the Knesset’s Internal Affairs and Environment Committee said in a statement on Wednesday.
Although there were conflicting reports as to the
The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding destitute Holocaust survivors, is announcing the implementation of the Siggi B. Wilzig “Fighting Cancer Together” Program to provide Holocaust survivors suffering from cancer with assistance through four main avenues: co-pays, transportation, nutrition, and support group services. The program was
(UPI)--Lockheed Martin plans to set up a technology development center in Israel. “The intention is to establish a local branch of Lockheed Martin in Israel in the field of information systems,” said Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for Global Solutions, Robert Eastman. Israel’s military intelligence is currently fast-tracking its cyber warfare
(Washington Times)—Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and are coming mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia,
Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the Sinai Peninsula, the former director of Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel