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‘Israel Backing Hungary to Chair Holocaust Forum’

The Foreign Ministry is backing Hungary’s quest to assume the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2015, Hungarian prime ministerial chief adviser Zsigmond Perenyi told The Jerusalem Post. During an interview at the King David Hotel on Wednesday, Perenyi – who was heading a diplomatic delegation to Jerusalem dealing with issues pertaining to […]

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Hungary Asks Anti-Semitic Journalist to Return Award

Hungary has asked a journalist who made anti-Semitic remarks to return an award he had been decorated with, Bloomberg news reports. The country’s Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog, has reportedly asked journalist Ferenc Szaniszlo, who he decorated last week, to return the award at the request of Israel and the U.S., which cited Szaniszlo’s racist […]

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White House Reporter who Quit after Anti-Semitic Comment Honored by Abbas

Nearly two years have passed since the long time journalist Helen Thomas was forced to resign after making anti-Semitic comments on camera. Since then, Thomas has been the subject of fierce criticism from both ends of the American political spectrum and from her fellow journalists. But on Sunday, she received an award - an honor […]

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Helen Thomas Leads 2010 List of ‘Top 10 Anti-Semitic Slurs’

Helen Thomas, who said that Jews in Judea and Samaria should go “home” to Poland and the United States, heads the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 2010 list for the top anti-Semitic slurs. “Never before, in recent memory, has the Simon Wiesenthal Center seen such a proliferation of anti-Semitism going mainstream,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and […]

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants. 1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the […]

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Chavez meets with Venezuela’s Jewish leaders

Leaders of Venezuela’s Jewish community met with President Hugo Chavez on Thursday to discuss their concerns about possible anti-Semitism in state media and to ask the socialist leader to re-establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The Venezuelan Confederation of Israelite Associations said its representatives gave the president a dossier containing numerous examples of anti-Semitic messages that […]

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