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This week in Brussels, capital of Europe: 'Dirty Jew' tagged on a shop. Owner Philippe Lachman says: 'It reminds me the Berlin stores targeted by the Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda.'

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Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
''I trust that the European Commission and the competent Danish authorities will take the necessary steps to make sure that all national Danish provisions as regards religious slaughter are fully compliant with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.'' In response to a letter from Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Director General of the European Jewish Association,expressing concern about the adoption in Denmark of a legislation on ritual slaughter that restricts religious freedom.

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Weekly Torah Portion

Parashat Kedoshim / פרשת קדשים
Next read on 26 April 2014. Parashat Kedoshim is the 30th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

'Abbas has to choose :Peace with Hamas or with Israel ?’

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Mahmoud Abbas “has to choose. Does he want peace with Hamas or peace with Israel? You can have one but not the other,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday as it was reported that the two main rival Palestinian factions, the Palestine Liberation Orga... Full Article

Israel refrains from taking side on the Ukrainian crisis

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel has made clear that it will not take a firm position on the crisis in Ukraine. “Our basic position is that we hope Russia and Ukraine will find a way as quickly as possible to normalize relations, and find a way to talks, and to solve all the problems peacefully,” ... Full Article

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem on Sunday

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Jews "On the Edge": 1944: Between Annihilation and Liberation will be the central theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. The official opening cremony for the Remembrance Day will take place on Sunday, in Warsaw Ghetto Square, Yad Vashem, M... Full Article

Third Conference of Jewish Media in Europe to focus on European Parliament elections

By Yossi Lempkowicz BRUSSELS (EJP)---Between 22 and 25 May around 400 million Europeans in 28 countries will elect the 751 members of the new European Parliament for a 5-year period. The European Parliament, which presents itself as the ‘’Voice of the People,’’ is since 1979 the only European Union institutio... Full Article

Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk: 'We will find and punish the bastards distributing anti-Jewish tracts

By Yossi Lempkowicz KIEV (EJP)---The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has vowed to find and punish “the bastards” distributing fliers ordering Jews in eastern Ukraine to register with pro-Russian separatists. “I made a clear statement and urged Ukrainian military and security forces and Ukraini... Full Article

Israel targets two terror sites in the Gaza Strip after rockets fired at southern region, including Sderot

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---In response to the firing of ten rockets from Gaza to southern Israel on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said its Air Force targeted two terror sites in the southern Gaza Strip and a third site in the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed, the IDF said. IDF ... Full Article

Sharp increase of Jewish immigration to Israel from France in first months of 2014

By Yossi Lempkowicz PARIS/JERUSALEM (EJP)---Aliyah or immigration to Israel from France rose sharply in the first months of this year, figures from the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) show. 854 new immigrants arrived in Israel from France in January and February 2014, up from 274 during the same time period las... Full Article

After thwarted Hezbollah terrorist plan in Bangkok, Israel's embassy asks Thai police to beef up security around tourist spots for Pessach

By Yossi Lempkowicz BANGKOK (EJP)---Israel’s embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, has requested that Thai police beef up security in areas that are known as tourist hot spots at least until the conclusion of Pessach, the Jewish Passover holiday on Tuesday, according to a report in the Bangkok Post. The report came aft... Full Article

Israeli Foreign Ministry says envoy’s statement alleging police misconduct in Jerusalem was in ‘poor judgement’

UN Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry claimed that a procession of Christian Arabs had been prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of Easter celebrations in Jerusalem’s Old City.
UN Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry claimed that a procession of Christian Arabs had been prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of Easter celebrations in Jerusalem’s Old City.

By Yossi Lempkowicz JERUSALEM (EJP)---Israel said claims by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry that a procession of Christian Arabs had been prevented from entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of Easter celebrations in Jerusalem’s Old City ‘’referred to a no... Full Article