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How Israel Sees Eastern Europe – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Feb. 19, 2019 How Israel Sees Eastern Europe – Zev Chafets Many Europeans wonder how Israel can make common cause with the nationalist leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – the Visegrad nations. Given Israel’s precarious history, it is a highly pragmatic country. Looking the other way has been the practice of every […]

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT STRONGMEN ALLIES, by Lahav Harkov (Tablet)

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 29, 2019 Israel’s alliance with illiberal regimes can be necessary and justified but not when they embolden anti-Semitic dog whistles …:”many analysts who lament Israel’s cozying up to strongmen ignore research showing that Eastern European Jews feel safer from anti-Semitism than those in the West, which may be because they perceive the greatest threat […]

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WHY KOSHER BUTCHERS IN WESTERN EUROPE ARE PREPARING TO CLOSE SHOP (JTA via J. Post)

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  International, Judaism  /  No Comments

Nov. 28, 2017 The current wave of legislation in Belgium and the Netherlands follows an earlier drive to ban ritual slaughter. Since 2014, at least 25,000 French Jews have immigrated to Israel alone — a 260 percent increase from the 9,537 who left France for the Jewish state in the previous five years. Levy’s father […]

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