politics


Lew: French Jews want to stay in France

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Jews of France are committed to remaining in their country, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew said after meeting with the community’s leadership in Paris. “What I heard was a real desire to stay in France and have France be a place where they felt safe,” Lew told reporters from the Jewish media in a conference call Tuesday from Poland, where he attended a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Lew’s remarks came in the context of controversy over an appeal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to have French Jews immigrate to Israe read more

economy


start-ups


Israel offers assistance to UP

The Israeli government has offered to provide the University of the Philippines with models of innovation start-ups and research assistance in water security and information and communication technology. The university said Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau discussed such a possibility with UP president Alfredo Pascual during their meeting last week. “Ambassador Matityau also briefed Pascual ... read more

defense


agriculture


International Holocaust Day is marked in Auschwitz and Israel

The main ceremony marking International Holocaust Da, set for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, takes place at the site of the death camp Tuesday, attended by the presidents of Germany, Austria and France as well as US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew  at the head of an American delegation. Forty survivors of the Nazi concentration camp are present, led by Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom. The central Israeli ceremony is to be conducted in the Shoah Institution at Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak. The Holocaust commemoration event which President Rivlin was scheduled to attend Tuesday at read more

History comes alive at Beit She’an

Romans once flocked to Beit She’an for entertainment such as blood sports. (Itamar Grinberg/Israel Tourism Ministry) If you’re into arch...



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