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Estonia and Finland call on EU to deny tourist visas to Russians

Estonia and Finland urge European nations to deny tourist visas to Russians.

Estonia and Finland call on EU to deny tourist visas to Russians

Wildfires raging in Europe burn second biggest area in two decades

Record wildfires in Southern Europe have burned huge swatch of land with fire season only half over.

Europe wildfires burn second biggest area in two decades

Sorbonne scholar: Europe’s islamization is underway

In his extraordinary essay in Le Figaro, Prof. Pierre Vermeren writes of Islamization on all fronts of European society. Op-ed.

Sorbonne scholar: Europe’s islamization is underway

EU-Israel Association Council to be renewed after 10 years

EU foreign ministers agree to renew joint council meant to foster high level cooperation between Europe and Israel.

EU-Israel Association Council to be renewed after 10 years

The Turkish child who grew up to hate Europe

Abused child Erdogan grew into a man who believes 'minarets are our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers" - and Europe is theirs. Op-ed.

The Turkish child who grew up to hate Europe

EU to accept Ukraine as candidate member in solidarity

Largely symbolic move seen as a statement against Russian invasion of Ukraine.

EU to accept Ukraine as candidate member in solidarity

Which European countries are best for Jews? A new study offers unexpected answers

First-of-its-kind index combines different measures of Jewish experience to find the best countries in Europe for Jews to live in.

Which European countries are best for Jews?

Europe considers returning to coal in response to Russia

EU nations consider drastic measures as gas supply from Russia dwindles.

Europe considers returning to coal in response to Russia

EU foreign policy chief: Russia blocking Ukrainian grain a 'war crime'

European Union’s foreign policy chief blasts Russia for blocking sea exports of Ukrainian grain during global food shortage.

Russia blocking Ukrainian grain a 'war crime'

Israel, EU, Egypt sign MOU to supply natural gas to Europe

Historic agreement will see Israel help Europe reduce its dependence on Russian energy together with Egypt.

Israel, EU, Egypt sign MOU to supply natural gas to Europe

Israel joins EU program which discriminates against Judea & Samaria

Govt. ministers approve joining Culture and Media Fund despite ban on use of program's funds over the 'Green Line.'

Israel joins EU program which discriminates against Yesha

Govt. set to join EU fund that discriminates against Judea and Samaria

Cabinet to vote today on joining EU Culture and Media Fund despite ban on fund's use over the 'Green Line.'

Govt. set to join EU fund that discriminates against Yesha

More than 80 cases of Monkeypox in 14 countries worldwide

Researchers are having trouble locating the origins of the new virus that has many Europeans worried about another outbreak.

More than 80 cases of Monkeypox in 14 countries worldwideplayer

Austria hosts European Conference on Antisemitism

Summit brings together organizations fighting antisemitism to network, further cooperation and increase reporting of incidents.

Austria hosts European Conference on Antisemitism

Iran considering exporting gas to Europe

The move comes amid soaring energy prices due to Russia's war in Ukraine.

Iran considering exporting gas to Europe

Shaked demands changes to Istanbul Convention

Minister Sa'ar seeks to have Israel ratify treaty addressing violence against women, but Shaked concerned by ramifications on immigration.

Shaked demands changes to Istanbul Convention

WJC calls for permanent EU Working Group to Combat Antisemitism

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder calls on Czech gov. to take step upon assuming presidency of the EU Council.

WJC calls for permanent EU Working Group to Combat Antisemitism

European powers warn against 'exploiting' Iran talks

Britain, France and Germany hint at Russia as they warned against moves to "exploit" Iran nuclear negotiations.

European powers warn against 'exploiting' Iran talks

Zelenskyy: "This may be the last time you see me alive."

The president of Ukraine told a conference of European leaders that Russia has designated him "the number one enemy of their people."

Zelenskyy: "This may be the last time you see me alive."

In Brussels it seems that everything is being done for the glory of Islam.

What message is the EU sending so frantically? That Islam is our future? That Europe is only a supranational political organization? Op-ed.

In Brussels, everything is being done for the glory of Islam.

Storm 'Eunice' hits Europe, leaving at least 14 dead

Storm Eunice wreaks havoc, leaves nearly 200,000 remain without electricity in southern England.

Storm 'Eunice' hits Europe, leaving at least 14 deadplayer

Top EU cardinal receives Abraham Geiger Award

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, chair of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU, honored for support for the Jewish community.

Top EU cardinal receives Abraham Geiger Award

12-year old Italian boy assaulted by teens in antisemitic attack

A 12-year old Italian Jewish boy was attacked by teenagers who kicked him, hit him on the head and yelled antisemitic abuse at him.

12-year old Italian boy assaulted by teens in antisemitic attack

France shuts down Islamist mosque for antisemitic incitement

France closes Islamist mosque in resort town of Cannes for antisemitic incitement and links to two banned Islamist groups.

France shuts down Islamist mosque for antisemitic incitement

Jewish leaders denounce Nazi flag outside Rome church funeral

Jewish leaders in Italy outraged after neo-Nazis draped a Nazi flag over a coffin after a church funeral and also performed Nazi salutes.

Jewish leaders denounce Nazi flag outside Rome church funeral

Poland fires Jewish envoy for calling Holocaust law ‘stupid’

Poland's envoy for the Jewish diaspora calls Polish law regulating Holocaust speech "one of the stupidest amendments that was ever done."

Poland fires Jewish envoy for calling Holocaust law ‘stupid’

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika and antisemitic slur

Rishon LeZion resident who sent letter to Belgium receives letter back several months later covered with swastika and antisemitic insult.

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika

Foreign Min. official gets into shouting match with EU diplomats

16 EU diplomats and ambassadors come to Foreign Ministry with list of complaints, leading to shouting match at the ministry.

Foreign Min. official gets into shouting match with EU diplomats

Israeli ambassador to Romania blasts remarks against Holocaust education

Israeli Ambassador to Romania David Saranga condemned statements by nationalist lawmakers that “minimized the tragedy of the Holocaust.”

Israeli amb to Romania blasts remarks against Holocaust education

French Jewish community leader awarded the Legion of Honor

Francis Kalifat, president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions, has been made a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

French Jewish community leader awarded the Legion of Honor

19th century art looted by the Nazis in France returned to heirs of Jewish owner

Paintings and drawings looted by the Nazis from a private art collection have been restituted to heirs of an Egyptian Jewish businessman.

Art looted by Nazis in France returned to Jewish owner's heirs

26-year old Orthodox Jew makes run for Zurich Council seat

If elected, Jehuda Spielman would become the only Orthodox Jew on a city council in Switzerland.

26-year old Orthodox Jew makes run for Zurich Council seat

German police discover 'Nazi altar' and weapons in man's apartment

Responding to a routine call from an intoxicated man, police in eastern Germany are shocked to discover Nazi items and illegal weapons.

German police find 'Nazi altar' and weapons in man's apartment

Attacker to London Jewish man: 'I want to find a Jew to kill'

A Jewish man was brutally attacked in a London, UK store by a man who screamed "You are Jewish. I am going to kill you.”

Attacker to London Jewish man: 'I want to find a Jew to kill'

Jewish artist asks Swiss museum housing Nazi arms dealer's collection to remove her work

Painter and sculptor Miriam Cahn denounces Zurich museum for "whitewashing" Nazi links of a large permanent collection of paintings.

Jewish artist asks controversial Swiss museum to remove her work

EU lawmakers: Facebook needs to do more to remove antisemitism from its platform

European Lawmakers are taking Facebook to task for not doing enough to remove antisemitic content form its platform.

EU lawmakers: Facebook needs to do more to remove antisemitism

Kosher food shortage may mean the end of Jews in Northern Ireland

Trade issues between UK and EU have led to “cupboards nearly bare of kosher foods” for Northern Ireland's Jewish community.

Kosher food shortage may mean the end of Jews in N. Ireland

London boy, 9, abducted by gang targeting Jewish children

Jewish boy carried off by teenage Stamford Hill gang that has been harassing Jewish children for over a year.

London boy, 9, abducted by gang targeting Jewish childrenplayer

UK report warns of teens grooming other teens into neo-Nazis

Report warns that teens are being groomed into neo-Nazis by peers their own age, and not as previously assumed by older far right leaders.

UK report warns of teens grooming other teens into neo-Nazis

Diplomats: Iran's positions are 'inconsistent' with terms of nuclear deal

Diplomats from western European countries holding talks with Iran: We are losing precious time.

Diplomats: Iran's positions 'inconsistent' with terms of deal