Frankfurt soccer club’s deal with Saudi airline canceled after protests – Associated Press

 

News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 05 December 2013

Washington: Eliot Engel appointed as new chair of International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians

The ICJP Steering Committee, which included lawmakers from Hungary, Ukraine, Belgium, France, Israel, Costa Rica and Canada, adopted resolutions on Iran and anti-Semitism in Europe and Latin America.

Frankfurt soccer club’s deal with Saudi airline canceled after protests – Associated Press

05 Dec 2013 A German second-division soccer team club terminated a sponsorship contract with the Saudi Arabian national airline Saudia following protests from Jewish and other local groups.  READ MORE »

Noa, Noam most popular names for Jewish babies in Israel – JTA

04 Dec 2013 Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released the list of most popular baby names by religious sectors, revealing that Noa and Noam were respectively the most popular names for Jewish girls and boys born in 2012.  READ MORE »

Senior Hezbollah commander ‘assassinated’ in Beirut – Wall Street Journal

04 Dec 2013 The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said Wednesday that one of its commanders was assassinated outside his home on the southeastern outskirts of Beirut.  READ MORE »

‘Silence the biggest help’ to anti-Christian, anti-Semitic people – CBN News

04 Dec 2013 “I will not be silent and we will not be silent,” Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told Christians recently about Jewish support for persecuted Christians. READ MORE »

Ukrainian Jews split on dangers of protest movement – Jerusalem Post

04 Dec 2013 Ukrainian Jews are split in their perceptions of the potential dangers towards their community due to recent massive anti-government protests around the country. READ MORE »