Jewish Journal

Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prizes for child campaigns

by Balazs Koranyi, Reuters

2 weeks ago

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi (R) pose with their medals during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo December 10, 2014. Photo credit, Cornelius Poppe/Reuters

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for refusing to quit school, and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Wednesday after two days of... read full article

  • Irish government to accept motion to recognize Palestinian state


    2 weeks ago

    The Irish government will accept a motion to be proposed by the opposition on Tuesday calling on parliament to recognize Palestine as a state, echoing similar recent symbolic decisions in other European Union countries.

    While most developing countries recognize Palestine as a...

  • Syria calls for U.N. sanctions on Israel over air strikes


    2 weeks ago

    Syria asked the United Nations Security Council on Monday to impose sanctions on neighboring Israel, a day after accusing the Jewish state of bombing areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.

    Israel has struck Syria several...

  • U.S., France secure $60 million for survivors of rail deportations

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

    The agreement, announced Friday in a conference call with reporters by Stuart Eizenstat, the State...

  • Young Jewish adults missing in Israel, Brooklyn


    3 weeks ago

    A 27-year-old British Jewish woman has disappeared in Israel, and in a separate case, a 28-year-old Jewish man in Brooklyn has gone missing.

    Mia Reeves was supposed to fly home to London from Tel Aviv on Nov. 30 on an Easy Jet airline but never made her flight, The Jerusalem Post...

  • Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages at Lugansk synagogue


    3 weeks ago

    Several hundred Jews braved sub-freezing temperatures to receive aid packages at the synagogue in the besieged city of Lugansk.

    The distribution of basic necessities on Wednesday by administrators from the east Ukrainian city’s Jewish community drew approximately 300 recipients...

  • Franklin Graham: America’s failure to understand religion foils cogent Mideast policy

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Franklin Graham, the son of legendary evangelical preacher Billy Graham and heir to the religious empire his father built has worked extensively in the Middle East and has watched America’s Mideast policies evolve over the years...

  • French parliament backs Palestinian statehood motion

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    France’s parliament is calling for Palestinian statehood recognition.

    On Tuesday, the National Assembly voted 339 to 151 in favor of the largely symbolic motion that “invites the French government to use the recognition of the state of Palestine as an instrument to bring about a...

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