“We are profoundly disappointed that the Polish government’s proposal on restitution of confiscated property excludes the vast majority of Polish Holocaust survivors and their families,” World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said in a statement.
The Israeli army struck a Syrian army position Thursday afternoon after a stray rocket fell on the Golan Heights. Missile alert sirens sounded as spillover fire from Syria’s civil war landed in an uninhabited area of the Northern Golan Heights.
''If these groups had spent the last 100 years making the positive case for Palestine that we make for Israel, there might now be two states living side by side and in peace,’’ said Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Thousands of Jews of all walks of life, young and old, men and women, single, married and entire families turned up for the final celebrations of the fall Jewish holidays of Sukkot and Simhat Torah across hundreds of FSU communities this year.
Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority, with the participation of volunteers, have uncovered in Jerusalem large portions of courses of the Western Wall that have been hidden for 1,700 years.