Category Archives: European Jewish Press

Israel’s ambassador to Portugal denounces silence of political parties in the face of antisemitism in the country

Ambassador Dov Shapira: “We continue to receive messages of fear at the Embassy from Israelis and Jewish students from all over Portugal” Gabriela Cantergi, President of B’nai Brith Portugal, says ”we need to hear a complete condemnation by all Read more » »

‘Long overdue,’ Israel is first in Middle East in US Visa Waiver Program 

Many are hailing Israel’s admission as historic, while critics say that Washington’s strict requirements could compromise Israeli security. By Menachem Wecker, JNS U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced on Wednesday that Israel has been admitted officially as the 41st nation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Read more » »

Shimon Peres honored in Portugal

“I must emphasize Shimon Peres’ tireless efforts to achieve peace, his significant contributions to Israel’s security, and his role in promoting the country as a leader in innovation,’’ stressed Dor Shapira, Israel’s ambassador to Portugal. Read more » »

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson honored in Portugal for becoming ‘a reference for good for humanity’

”The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s efforts and legacy continue to inspire the world to never give up on any individual, believing that each and every person can reveal their hidden spark of Judaism to reach a vibrant and burning flame. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith honored in Portugal

The International Observatory of Human Rights lauded the Jewish group for contributing to a “safer, more tolerant, just, fraternal and humane world.” By David Isaac, JNS B’nai B’rith International was honored by the Portugal-based International Observatory of Human Rights (Observatório Internacional de Direitos Humanos) on June 25. Read more » »

Thousands of children from across Portugal visit Holocaust Museum on Yom HaShoah

“In this museum, we like to challenge our visitors, and see teenagers posing questions, especially asking how it was possible for the Holocaust to take place,” said Gabriel Senderowicz, President of the  Jewish Community of Oporto that built and manages the museum. Read more » »

International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated in Oporto, Portugal with 1000 school children

In partnership with the European Jewish Association, the Holocaust Museum of Oporto commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A flame was lit in the Museum’s Memorial Room with the names of tens of thousands of people murdered during the Holocaust.  The lighting of the flame was carried out by students from the schools present. Read more » »

Jewish groups slam Barcelona for mulling end to twinning agreement with Tel Aviv

‘’If Barcelona were to break its twinning with Tel Aviv, this would mark it as a city prone to hateful political manipulation,’’ said Shimon Smauels from the Simon Wiesenthal Center,  noting that the Barcelona City Council will meet on 27 January – Read more » »

Ilhan Omar to be booted from U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, Kevin McCarthy says

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy repeats promise to remove congresswoman with history of antisemitic comments from influential committee. By JNS House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday repeated his promise to block vocal critic of Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Read more » »

American pro-Israel groups want Ilhan Omar bounced from House Foreign Affairs Committee 

AIPAC, B’nai B’rith, RJC and ZOA are supportive of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s pledge to dismiss the congresswoman with a history of antisemitic and anti-Israel statements. By Bradley Martin, JNS Several Jewish and pro-Israel groups welcomed received news of the likely removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn. Read more » »