In front of the Paris Shoah Memorial: the names of the camps where Jews were sent for execution
In October I had a very blessed time in Paris with the pastor and church of the “Good Samaritan”.
During my time there, I visited some of the Jewish memorial sites. Before the Second World War there was a large Jewish population in Paris, but this was decimated during the Holocaust. As I toured three of the former Jewish areas of Paris, there were plaques and memorials in quite a few different locations commemorating the deportations of the Jewish population to the camps. At the bottom of these plaques it said: “Nous n’oublierons jamais” (We shall never forget).
New President Macron won’t upset France’s relationship with Israel
While Israelis have been upset with Google for recognising ‘Palestine’ as a state, Arabs living in Israel and France may be disappointed that their new president has said he will do no such thing.
Emmanuel Macron’s opponent in the recent presidential race, Marine Le Pen, had made abundantly clear her frustration with, if not outright disdain for, the Islamic world, according to online magazine ‘Israel Today’; thus Arab hopes would have rested with ‘liberal centrist’ Mr Macron.
Cash for churches, synagogues and mosques
Synagogues, churches and mosques will be given government cash to protect themselves against attacks by racists, under plans published this July. A £2.4 million fund will be set up to pay for “protective security …
Peace prize backing for terrorist
Former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has joined an ongoing campaign to nominate a jailed Palestinian terrorist for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for his role in planning suicide terror attacks in Israel, has already won the support of leading Belgian MPs and a delegation of mayors from French cities, and is widely seen as a prospective successor to PA president Mahmoud Abbas, which means he could be following in the footsteps of peace prize winner Yasser Arafat. (JNN)
After the British Labour party was rocked by Nazi row….
I WAS STRUCK WITH A MYSTERIOUS SENSE of déjà vu when, having spent much of the afternoon researching the life and times of Theodor Herzl, inspiration for the Jewish nation, I heard on the news that a red-hot political row had broken out over anti-Semitism.
NO DIVIDING WALLS: The magnificent walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, originally built to keep out raiders, today welcomes both Jews and Arabs. But in view of the ongoing security threat from terrorists sheltering in the nearby disputed territories, a rather less imposing barrier has been erected further afield
Oxford resignation exposes worrying development among British university students
As a South African who grew up in the apartheid era, and who signed up as a youth delegate for the anti-apartheid Progressive Party while a student, I find the now politically-correct campaign to condemn Israel as an apartheid state particularly obnoxious, not to say ridiculous.
WHEN THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ WAS CELEBRATED JUST A YEAR AGO, FEW COULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT ANTI-SEMITISM WOULD GET EVEN WORSE. BUT IT HAS…
THE PAST YEAR HAS SEEN TWO SHOCKING terrorist attacks on Paris, with Jews specifically targeted on both occasions, along with a wave of stabbings and shootings of innocent bystanders in Israel itself.
The world’s ‘deafening silence’ as Israel faces threats from Iran, terrorism and IS alone
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has laid the blame for the recent upsurge in Palestinian terrorism squarely at the feet of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of incitement and supporting extreme groups.
“I believe it’s time to tell the truth about the causes of Palestinian terrorism,” he told a press conference marking the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. “It’s not the settlements. It’s not the peace process. It’s the desire to destroy the State of Israel, pure and simple.”