Israeli president says legitimate for Diaspora Jews to be critical of Israeli government

Reuven Rivlin earned loud applause when he said  that it was legitimate for Diaspora Jews who have a dispute with the government of Israel to have their say "loud and clear."

German Police arrest man with far-right links after deadly shooting of politician

Federal prosecutors in Germany have opened an investigation into the killing of an official in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s’s party amid reports the fatal shooting may have been politically motivated.

Quebec passes ban on religious symbols in public

The Canadian province of Quebec has passed legislation that would bar civil servants in positions of "authority" from wearing religious symbols at work.

Vatican marks 25 years of diplomatic relations with Israel

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel last week by calling for a shared commitment to religious freedom and combatting antisemitism.

Israeli president meets delegation of European Muslim leaders in Jerusalem

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with a delegation of French imams and French and Belgian Muslim activists in Jerusalem.

Moldova announces transfer of embassy to Jerusalem

Moldova’s government approved the transfer of the Moldovan embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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