Posts Tagged ‘diaspora’

Israeli Diaspora Minister sees American Jewish support for Black Lives Matter as a threat to Israel

Israel’s Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai spoke last week on an American Jewish Committee podcast (‘People of the Podcast’), bemoaning the threat of ‘losing America’ because more Jews (and particularly young ones) are becoming more critical of Israel: When I briefed the cabinet the other day I said, if we see more of the radical left […]

Diaspora Rushes to Help Greece During Worst Fires in Modern History

People from the village of Pefki aboard a ferry which evacuated them from the area on Sunday. Organizations and individuals from the Greek diaspora are now organizing fundraisers to help in the Greece fire recovery. Credit: Greek Reporter The Greek diaspora, always ready to help the motherland in an emergency, is now rushing to help […]

Greek Left Votes Down Bill to Remove Diaspora’s Voting Restrictions

The Greek Parliament failed to approve the lifting on restrictions for the Diaspora vote. Credit: AMNA Greek leftist parties on Wednesday voted in Parliament against an amendment that would have removed all restrictions for the Diaspora to vote in national elections. The amendment proposed by the governing New Democracy party was only supported by the […]

Greece to Establish Greek Diaspora Day

Credit: Greek government Kostas Vlassis, the deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, responsible for the Greek diaspora, sent an open letter recently to the Greek diaspora worldwide asking them to propose a date for the establishment of the ”Greek Diaspora Day.” In his letter, Vlassis notes that ”2021 is a milestone year in the centuries-old journey […]

Young Diaspora Jews came to volunteer in Israel, receive vaccine as well

Young people who came to Israel as part of the Masa Israel Journey organization have also had the privilege of getting an early coronavirus vaccine, according to a statement by The Israel Experience company About 5,000 individuals have received the vaccine this way, many of which have lost relatives to the coronavirus.“We have made a […]

Proposed limit on US aid to Israel tests the pro-Israel diaspora – opinion

In the partisan changeover that resulted from the 2020 US elections, there were bound to be some tests and challenges for those of us who identify within the broad spectrum of “pro-Israel.” The first is now upon us: a proposed bill emerging in the House of Representatives that places a set of limitations on how […]

Diaspora Sends Hundreds of Proposals to Mark Greece’s Bicentennial

Young Greek-Americans show their pride by holding the Greek flag with the illuminated Savannah Convention Center behind them. Credit: Vasilis Varlagas The Greek Diaspora has sent hundreds of proposals for actions and events marking Greece’s bicentennial, “Greece 2021” committee president Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said on Friday. “The committee has received 319 proposals for actions and events […]

President Rivlin broadcasts Israel’s 73rd birthday message to the diaspora

Browse > Home / News / President Rivlin broadcasts Israel’s 73rd birthday message to the diaspora April 15, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article President Reuven Rivlin sends Independence Day greetings to Israeli citizens and to Jewish communities around the world. [embedded content]Credits: video – Omer Meron, sound – Ben Peretz (GPO) Like […]

Diaspora communities offered online Yom HaZikaron program by WZO

On Tuesday evening, the State of Israel will mark the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks. This year, for the first time, the World Zionist Organization, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defense, has created a pre-recorded Yom HaZikaron State ceremony for Jewish communities worldwide. The forty-two-minute program, […]

Leading Dutch Philosopher Slammed for Claiming Diaspora Was ‘Blessing’ That Kept Jews Away From Power

Dutch philosopher Hans Achterhuis. Photo: Wikimedia commons. A Dutch philosopher who was awarded with one of his nation’s highest intellectual honors has angered the Jewish community over remarks arguing that the dispersal of Jews in the diaspora was a “blessing” that had prevented “religiously-motivated violence.” In an interview with the newspaper Trouw that was published […]

Greece Vows to Abolish All Voting Restrictions for Diaspora

Credit: Greek Reporter Greece announced on Monday that it will introduce legislation which will abolish all restrictions regarding voting for diaspora Greeks. Interior Minister Makis Voridis said an amendment to the current law will be proposed, making it much easier for Greeks in the U.S., Australia, Canada and elsewhere around the globe to vote in […]

Dutch philosopher calls Diaspora ‘blessing’, prevented Jews to have power

The Netherlands’ foremost philosopher called the dispersal of Jews in the Diaspora a “blessing” because it prevented them from achieving the power they have in Israel today that has resulted in “religiously motivated violence.” Hans Achterhuis, the first recipient of the prestigious and royally recognized title of “thinker of the Fatherland,” made the remarks in […]

Diaspora in Argentina Marks Greek Independence with Majestic Video

The Greek community in Argentina marked the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence by proudly flying the Greek flag over Buenos Aires. A drone was used by the Hellenic Collective of Buenos Aires to make a spectacular video of the celebrations. It flew over some of the most spectacular monuments of the Argentinian capital which […]

Latin America’s Greek Diaspora Calls for Stronger Ties with Greece

Video conference between Greek representatives of the Latin America diaspora with PM Mitsotakis. Credit: Greek Government Organizations representing the Greek Diaspora in Latin America called for stronger contacts with Greece during a video conference with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday. The premier said he was “moved by the Greek flags set behind them, wherever […]

Diaspora Jews Closely Watching Security Issues as Israeli Elections Near, Says Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune appears on i24 News. Photo: Screenshot With Israel looking ahead to elections on Tuesday, many Jewish voters in the diaspora are focused on security issues, with relatively more support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found in communities outside the United States, said Algemeiner editor-in-chief Dovid Efune during an interview with i24 […]

Purim: Jews have found their diaspora selves in the holiday tale

In one of the few, or perhaps only halachic and homiletical essays in the book Esther in America, my old friend Rabbi Shmuel Hain suggests that the custom to read the Megillah of Esther twice on the holiday of Purim is to ensure that you read the rich text from different perspectives. To paraphrase Hain, […]

Diaspora Affairs Min.: Increase in antisemitism expected for 2021

Antisemitism is expected to rise sharply around the world as a result of conspiracy theories against Jews and the State of Israel regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry’s annual antisemitism report has said.  According to the ministry’s new report, the main front forum for the expression of antisemitism in 2020 changed from the […]

Mother of kidnapped teen launches program to connect Israel to Diaspora

The Shaer Family and the SonShine Foundation are launching a program called “Happy Birthday 2 You,” attempting to unite Jews around the world, in memory of Gilad Shaer who was kidnapped and murdered by the Gaza-based terror group Hamas in 2014.The initiative will connect people from Israel and the Diaspora through shared Hebrew birthdays amid […]

The Case of the Khache: Connected Histories, Diaspora Ambivalence and the Sense of Ambiguity

Engagement with South Asian history often occurs either through the Eurocentric divisions of core and periphery or through the irredentist nation-states’ paradigm. However, South Asian history is a complex one, beyond the linearities of colonial narratives and territorial borders.  For example, recent scholarship on Tibet has underscored some complexities of South Asian history. It has […]

Z3 Conference Aims to Bring Diaspora Together During Hanukkah

Since 2015, the Z3 Project— an initiative of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto— aimed to promote a stronger relationship between Diaspora Jewry and Israel through various educational and philanthropic efforts. This year, the Z3 conference that usually attracts thousands of people together will be virtual. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, the event […]

Diaspora ‘in danger’ from loss of Jewish identity, says Diaspora minister

Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevitch said on Tuesday that Diaspora Jewry is “in danger” due to declining Jewish identity and said that her ministry is working to repair the situation.Speaking during a special hearing of the Knesset Education Committee for “Diaspora Day” in the Knesset, Yankelevitch emphasized the importance of formal Jewish education in Jewish […]

‘Who needs so many Arabs?’ Meet the man tasked with improving Israel’s ties with the Jewish Diaspora

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Can Diaspora Jews visit Israel during the COVID-19 crisis? The rules keep changing.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Like many French Jews, Agnes Mimoun used to take her ability to freely travel to Israel for granted. Getting here was as easy as booking a ticket online and grabbing a cab to Charles de Gaulle Airport for the 4 1/2-hour flight to Tel Aviv. But for the past month, this mother […]

Lebanese diaspora in France swings into action to help Beirut

Many Lebanese in France are collecting money and essential items to help their fellow citizens struggling in the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut that occurred last week. There are around 37,600 Lebanese nationals currently living in France according to data from the French national statistic institute (INSEE). Both countries have had close ties as […]

COVID-19 is a crisis for Jewish life in the Diaspora – and a chance to remake it

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Primed by Saudi Money and Influence, the ISIS Diaspora Reaches the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (Analysis) — ISIS’ inevitable decline in Iraq and Syria, the credit for which is almost always wrongly bestowed upon the Trump administration, has provided windows of opportunity for the global terror group to spawn insurgencies in other locations. On December 20, 2017, MintPress News reported how this foreseeable ISIS “diaspora” would lead to […]

SDF / YPG urge Syrian – Kurdish diaspora to take to European streets to protest Turkey’s invasion of Afrin

nsnbc : The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with its main constituent, the Syrian – Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) are calling on the Syrian […]

BDS and Israel’s Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews

Opinion — Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing the success of BDS against Israel today necessarily rubs up against the tension between Israeli hasbara (propaganda) and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world. Though Israel has repeatedly claimed BDS has proven to be a failed venture, […]

Diaspora Ministry Unveils System for Tracking Online Anti-Semitism

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Diaspora Ministry unveiled on Thursday what it said was new technology for detecting anti-Semitic content on the internet. The software, called the Anti-Semitism Cyber Monitoring System, or ACMS, is “the most advanced development in the world for monitoring anti-Semitism in real time,” the ministry said in a statement. […]

Hellenism is alive and well – in the Diaspora!

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