Jews http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25637/all en Israeli Shas party rabbi taken ill days before election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israeli-shas-party-rabbi-taken-ill-days-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An Israeli rabbi who is the spiritual head of a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party was taken to hospital with a suspected minor stroke on Saturday, 10 days before a general election.</p> <p>Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who has largely set the terms under which his Shas party has agreed to join a succession of governments, was taken to Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital by ambulance after feeling weak during sabbath prayers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/israeli-shas-party-rabbi-taken-ill-days-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jews Mizrahi Jews Ovadia Yosef Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733644 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1315 GMT, Jan 18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1315-gmt-jan-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>ALGIERS - At least 18 foreign hostages were unaccounted for on Friday and their al Qaeda-linked captors threatened to attack other energy installations after Algerian forces stormed a desert gas complex to free hundreds of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1315-gmt-jan-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Business Hospitality Human Interest Jews Law Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736159 at http://www.globalpost.com West Bank vehicle torched in 'price tag' attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/west-bank-vehicle-torched-price-tag-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suspected Jewish extremists have torched a vehicle in a West Bank village and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on a nearby wall, Palestinians and Israelis said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Another car was lightly damaged, according to the army, in the incident at Deir Jarir village, north-east of the city of Ramallah.</p> <p>"All the indications are that settlers torched a car and tried to set fire to another," village council chief Imad Alawi told AFP.</p> <p>"They wrote racist slogans in Hebrew," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/west-bank-vehicle-torched-price-tag-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Jews Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746420 at http://www.globalpost.com New York Fashion Week gets off to glamorous start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/new-york-fashion-week-gets-glamorous-start <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York Fashion Week injected a bit of color and glamour into wintry Manhattan on Thursday, with the first of 300 autumn-winter collections for men and women unveiled on the runways.</p> <p>The opener was Nicholas K, with BCBG Max Azria and Kenneth Cole also in the first day's line-up, before a long weekend unfolds with stars like Alexander Wang ready to unveil their latest designs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/new-york-fashion-week-gets-glamorous-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fashion Human Interest Jews Michael Kors Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749053 at http://www.globalpost.com New York Fashion Week gets off to glamorous start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/new-york-fashion-week-gets-glamorous-start-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York Fashion Week injected a bit of color and glamour into wintry Manhattan on Thursday, with the first of 300 autumn-winter collections for men and women unveiled on the runways.</p> <p>The opener was Nicholas K, with BCBG Max Azria and Kenneth Cole also in the first day's line-up, before a long weekend unfolds with stars like Alexander Wang unveiling their latest designs.</p> <p>Cole's return after a seven-year absence was one of the highlights. Wang's collection was also hotly anticipated now that the Big Apple favorite has been named as artistic director of Balenciaga.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/new-york-fashion-week-gets-glamorous-start-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Fashion Human Interest Jews Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:16:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749280 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Israel's Netanyahu says Iran closer to nuclear 'red line' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/urgent-israels-netanyahu-says-iran-closer-nuclear-red-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran was now closer to crossing the "red line" after which it would be able to build a nuclear weapon but had not yet reached that stage.</p> <p>"The Iranians are closer to the red line," his office quoted him as telling visiting American Jewish leaders. "They haven't crossed it yet but they are shortening the time needed to cross it."</p> <p>scw/hc</p> Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu Jews AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753024 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Netanyahu: Iran closer to nuclear 'red line' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/urgent-netanyahu-iran-closer-nuclear-red-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that diplomacy has so far failed to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear program, warning it was getting closer to crossing a crucial "red line."</p> <p>"Iran is getting close to that red line, and it is putting itself in that position to cross it," Netanyahu told the largest American pro-Israel lobby via satellite, referring to the point at which Israel believes Iran would be able to build a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>mlm/sst</p> Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu Jews AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:16:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773003 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Netanyahu: Iran closer to nuclear 'red line' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/urgent-netanyahu-iran-closer-nuclear-red-line-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that diplomacy has so far failed to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear program, warning it was getting closer to crossing a crucial "red line."</p> <p>"Iran is getting closer to that red line, and it is putting itself in that position to cross it," Netanyahu told the largest American pro-Israel lobby via satellite, referring to the point at which Israel believes Iran would be able to build a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>mlm/sst</p> Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Jews AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:16:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773006 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu: Iran closer to nuclear 'red line' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/netanyahu-iran-closer-nuclear-red-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that diplomacy has so far failed to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear program, warning it was getting closer to crossing a crucial "red line."</p> <p>"Iran enriches more and more uranium, it installs faster and faster centrifuges," and it is "running out the clock" on diplomatic efforts to prevent the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear capability, Netanyahu said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/netanyahu-iran-closer-nuclear-red-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu Jews Netanyahu AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:46:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773055 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry due in Israel on eve of Obama visit: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/kerry-due-israel-eve-obama-visit-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in Israel on Tuesday a day ahead of President Barack Obama's milestone visit, media reports said.</p> <p>The reports also said Kerry, who was to accompany Obama on his three-day trip then leave with him for Jordan, would return to Jerusalem on Saturday night in a bid to push for a renewal of peace talks.</p> <p>The Haaretz news website said Kerry was not expected to meet senior Israeli officials following his arrival on Tuesday evening.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/kerry-due-israel-eve-obama-visit-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli Jews Jews John Kerry Politics of Israel Technology AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:33:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787888 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry may meet Israeli PM Saturday after Obama trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/kerry-may-meet-israeli-pm-saturday-after-obama-trip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Jerusalem on Saturday to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a visit by US President Barack Obama, a US official confirmed.</p> <p>"Secretary Kerry will likely meet PM Netanyahu on Saturday to review the results of the president's visit following his stops in Ramallah and Amman," the State Department official said in statement to AFP.</p> <p>The two men were set to meet in Jerusalem "to discuss next steps on the key issues," the official added, asking to remain anonymous.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/kerry-may-meet-israeli-pm-saturday-after-obama-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Jews Ramallah AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:46:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788932 at http://www.globalpost.com French chief rabbi says will not quit over plagiarism scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/french-chief-rabbi-says-will-not-quit-over-plagiarism-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Irish</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - Gilles Bernheim, the grand rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and to deception about his academic credentials.</p> <p>The revelations have shocked France's 600,000-strong Jewish community and he has come under pressure to quit, but Bernheim said that resigning would be a "desertion" as he came clean on one of the faithful's main radio stations in the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/french-chief-rabbi-says-will-not-quit-over-plagiarism-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Gilles Bernheim Gilles Bernheim Jews Politics Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5808345 at http://www.globalpost.com Vienna 'Philosophy Night' summons Golden Age ghosts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/vienna-philosophy-night-summons-golden-age-ghosts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Vienna's iconic cafes sought Tuesday to relive their halcyon days of a century ago in a special night of philosophical discussion hosted by 13 thinkers and writers at 13 venues.</p> <p>"There is a great need for philosophy, covering fundamental questions about human existence," Helmut Schneider, organiser of this first-ever event in the Austrian capital, told AFP under the crystal chandeliers of the sumptuous Cafe Schwarzenberg.</p> <p>"In Vienna there is a wonderful tradition. Many philosophers lived in Vienna and they all went to the coffee houses. We wanted to bring it back."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/vienna-philosophy-night-summons-golden-age-ghosts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Jewish atheists Jews Religion AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:07:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808424 at http://www.globalpost.com French chief rabbi says will not quit over plagiarism scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/french-chief-rabbi-says-will-not-quit-over-plagiarism-scandal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Irish</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - Gilles Bernheim, the chief rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and deception about his academic credentials.</p> <p>The revelations have shocked France's 600,000-strong Jewish community and Bernheim has come under pressure to quit, but he said resigning would be a "desertion" as he came clean on one of the faithful's main radio stations in the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/french-chief-rabbi-says-will-not-quit-over-plagiarism-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Gilles Bernheim Gilles Bernheim Jews Politics Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:46:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5808568 at http://www.globalpost.com French chief rabbi quits in plagiarism case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/french-chief-rabbi-quits-plagiarism-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - France's Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, until recently the moral voice of the country's Jewish community, stepped down on Thursday after admitting plagiarism in two books and deception about his academic credentials.</p> <p>Bernheim, 60, submitted his resignation and apologies at an emergency leadership meeting of the Central Consistory, the top Jewish religious authority, after initially trying to hold on to his post despite acknowledging his faults.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/french-chief-rabbi-quits-plagiarism-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gilles Bernheim Gilles Bernheim Jews Joseph Sitruk Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:47:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5811681 at http://www.globalpost.com