World News from Israel

Jewish cemetery in Eritrea vandalized for first time, dozens of graves destroyed

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:30
Photos received by Haaretz reveal damage to old cemetery in Eritrean capital of Asmara, once home to a small Jewish community

When our French doctor told us, 'Not every pregnant woman has to look like a cow'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:18
Why is France’s birthrate the second highest in Europe, can a man be a midwife, and what does any of this have to do with Barbara Tuchman?

How Martin Luther King Jr. enlisted Martin Buber in the struggle against apartheid

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:14
Experts say it’s no surprise civil rights leader reached out to the Jewish philosopher on South Africa, given that King quoted Buber’s ‘I and Thou’ principle in a famed prison letter

Is American Catholicism under attack by extremists nostalgic for anti-Jewish teachings?

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:41
A 19th century Pope forcibly abducted a Jewish boy from his family, causing international outrage. Now, a traditionalist minority eagerly justifies the Church's actions, as part of their war on today's 'heretical' Pope - and decades of improved Jewish-Catholic relations

UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over racist texts attacking Meghan Markle

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:08
The 54-year-old former soldier told ITV that he would not resign as party chief

Netanyahu meets Modi: Can India play best friends to Israel, Palestine and Iran at the same time?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:16
Netanyahu calls India - Israel relations a 'marriage made in heaven'. For the arms trade and public relations, it certainly is. But as Modi won't betray the Palestinians or renounce the Iranians, it resembles more an open marriage - and that might be far less sustainable

India's 'internet Hindus' are in love with Israel

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:11
Hindu nationalists incessantly tweet their support and admiration for Israel, an online force that helped push Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a landslide victory in 2014

'Japanese Schindler,' who saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust, honored by PM Abe

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:03
Chiune Suhigara was serving as Japanese consul in Kaunas, then capital of Lithuania, when he disobeyed his superiors and issued Japanese visas to Jews fleeing Nazi-occupied Poland

This book encouraged anti-Semites to help the Nazis kill France's Jews. It should be republished

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:48
The foundational texts of violent racism, from Mein Kampf to the Turner Diaries, can justly be accused of having blood on their pages. But if our current political climate teaches us anything, it's that censoring intolerable views is no substitute to challenging them

The Indian Jews at the heart of the Netanyahu-Modi love affair

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:26
As Netanyahu arrives to seal the cracks in the two countries' burgeoning relations, here's a closer look at the vibrant Jewish communities both in India and around the world

French court frees suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:08
The court found insufficient evidence linking Lebanese-Canadian professor Hassan Diab to the terrorist attack, which killed four

Netanyahu's six-day visit to India: Here's the full itinerary

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:00
Prime minister's visit to India marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

EU 'deeply concerned' over Israel's arrest of Palestinian minors in wake of Ahed Tamimi detention

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:24
Representatives of the organization in the region cautioned Israel against trampling children's rights, calling on it to act responsibly with Palestinian minors as 'the occupying power'

Who’s responsible for neglected Jewish cemeteries in Poland? It's complicated

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:18
The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland says most of the cemeteries are in an advanced state of neglect

Key figure in Sobibor death camp uprising dies aged 96

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:35
Arkady Wajspapir, a Red Army veteran and Sobibor extermination camp survivor, played a key role in the operation that enabled some 300 inmates to escape, though not all survived

Germany's likely new coalition vows to ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:03
A draft document contains a pledge not to export arms to countries involved in the war in Yemen - a pledge seemingly targeted at Saudi Arabia

'I’m going to be a revenge porn victim for the rest of my life'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:48
Nude photos of Emma Holten were stolen and posted online when she was 20. Years before the #metoo campaign, she fought back by posting new nudes of herself. What was she trying to prove?

China demolishes evangelical mega-church

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:41
Demolition underscores the long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party

Migrants must visit Nazi concentration camps, urges Germany's Jewish council

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:27
Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews expressed support for a proposal by Sawsan Chebli, a Palestinian-German state senator

Iran deal is 'essential' claims France, Britain and England in message to Trump

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:17
On eve of U.S. deadline to reimpose oil sanctions on Iran lifted under the deal, European powers urge Trump to think otherwise