The Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, allegedly had a prominent guest over the Shavuot holiday – convicted child molesterRabbi Mordechai “Motti” Elon.
Elon, the former rosh yeshiva (dean) of the flagship Zionist Orthodox yeshiva, Yeshivat HaKotel in the Old City of Jerusalem, was treated as a guest of honor by Peretz, who is a state employee, even though Elon was convicted in August 2013 of molesting a minor teen boy, and even though Elon has been completely unrepentant.
WASHINGTON — Israel reportedly wants the US to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average $4.5 billion.
Defense News reported this weekend that Israel and US officials have in recent months begun negotiations on the next 10-year aid package.
The student government at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa has made a frightful demand that university administrators expel all Jewish students, according to the Daily News (South Africa).
A representative of the Student Representative Council, Mqondisi Duma, said the demand was made after the body “analyzed international politics.”
We’re all well aware by now of Lady Gaga‘s advocacy for pluralism, egalitarianism, and equal rights, launching the Born this Way Foundation to support the wellness of young people and to empower them.
The American pop sensation has also voiced her opposition to the negative light in which Israel is often painted in the media, saying no to calls of boycotts by performing in Israel last year and calling it a “beautiful” country.
A US-based pro-Israel group is to launch in the UK next month.
Christians United for Israel (CUI) bills itself as “an association through which churches and individuals can show support for Israel”.
MONTREAL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper returned to Quebec on Thursday hoping to make major inroads in this fall’s federal election.
One of those gains may be a riding in Montreal where he received an award from the city’s influential Jewish Community Council.