MPs from the French Communist party and from La France Insoumise (France Unbowed, LFI) left the chamber of the National Assembly after right-wing MP Meyer Habib accused them of antisemitism.
Another resolution to remove a prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the the Canadian Anglican Church’s Book of Common Prayer is likely to come before the Church’s General Synod in 2019 after a decision made by its Council of General Synod (CoGS) last weekend.
Israel has refused to grant visitor visas to seven French and European Union politicians who in the past have supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. All of the politicians are French and include mayors and Members of the European Parliament. They are part of a larger delegation of 20 European dignitaries scheduled to come to Israel and the Palestinian territories from November 19 to 23.
Bucking a slump in Western immigration to Israel, the number of new arrivals from Russia has increased in 2017 and more than doubled from Turkey. In total, the 23,415 immigrants who have come to Israel from January 1 to September 30 constituted a two percent increase over the corresponding period last year, an interim report by the Jewish Agency for Israel showed.
Israel plans to ask the United Nations to strictly enforce the 2006 ceasefire agreement that ended the Second Lebanon war as part of its diplomatic offensive against Iran and the Lebanese-terror group Hezbollah.
Greece, Israel and Cyprus have agreed to boost trilateral cooperation in the defence sector, with more joint military exercises and cooperation in research and technology.