Tunisian Scouts Movement bars French Jews from interfaith meeting

(JTA) – Organizers of an interfaith meeting in Tunisia among members of the Scout Movement disinvited French Jewish delegates following pressure by promoters of boycotts against Israel.

The two delegates of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts were excluded from the meeting held last week at the resort town of Hammamet for members of the youth movement from around the world. Titled “Interfaith Dialog Ambassadors,” the event brought together 150 participants from 24 countries. [Read more…]

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Netanyahu, in Paris to mark end of WWI, called the war a ‘turning point’ for Zionism

(JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the end of World War I “a turning point in the history of Zionism.”

Netanyahu was in Paris on Sunday, one of 70 world leaders to mark the end of the Great War. The leaders marched to the foot of the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday morning, arriving there at 11:00 am, the exact moment that the cease-fire took effect on Nov. 11, 1918. [Read more…]

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Anti-Semitic incidents increased by 69 per cent in France, prime minister says

(JTA) – French Jews said anti-Semitism in their country had become a “daily occurrence” after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe revealed a 69 per cent increase in documented hate crimes targeting that minority.

While figures “had been down for two years, the number of these acts increased by more than 69 per cent in the first nine months of 2018,” Philippe wrote on Facebook. [Read more…]

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