Israeli president shocked by German skullcap warning

Europe 05/26/19, 06:34

Israel's president said Sunday he is shocked by a German official's comment that he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country, which is drawing mixed reactions at home.Felix Klein, the government's anti-Semitism commissioner, was quoted Saturday as saying: "I cannot recommend to Jews that they wear ...

Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony

World 05/01/19, 13:47

Israel on Wednesday began commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in honor of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, as leaders voiced concerns about a rising wave of anti-Semitism around the world.In emotional addresses to an opening ceremony at Israel's national Holocaust memorial, the country's ceremonial president warned the ...

Israel’s president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

World 04/17/19, 13:39

Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks.In one of the president's few non-ceremonial roles, President Reuven Rivlin tasked ...

Israel: ‘Much safer’ Mediterranean with Cyprus teamwork

Europe 02/12/19, 07:01

Israel's president says cooperation between his country and Cyprus on intelligence, security and terror prevention has made the Mediterranean "much, much safer."President Reuven Rivlin said after talks Tuesday with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades that Israeli-Cypriot security ties "have never been better" with the two countries' navies and commando units ...

Denmark, Israel mark rescue of Danish Jews from Holocaust

Europe 10/11/18, 06:14

Israeli and Danish dignitaries are marking the 75th anniversary of the daring rescue of more than 7,000 Jews from Denmark by boat to neighboring Sweden during World War II.Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen paid tribute to the events of October 1943 on Thursday in ...

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