US quits the UN Human Rights Council, citing its ‘chronic bias against Israel’

The United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.”

Britain gives UNHRC six months to cease anti-Israel bias

The United Kingdom warned on Monday that it will vote against anti-Israel resolutions unless the United Nations Human Rights Council stops its bias against the Jewish state by the end of 2018.

Torah scrolls disappear from Damascus synagogue in Syrian war

Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment Torahs from one of the world’s oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war.

Turkish PM claims Israel cheated to win Eurovision

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım accused Israel on Friday of tampering with the Eurovision Song Contest results so it could win with Netta Barzilai’s' song "Toy."

FIFA punishing PA minister for threatening Messi

FIFA announced on Wednesday that it would be taking disciplinary steps against Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, for threatening Lionel Messi, the star player of the Argentinian team.

Pope Francis: Never forget the Shoah

“The memory of the Shoah and its atrocious violence must never be forgotten,” the pope said in a message through the Vatican’s secretary of state in Berlin.

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EJC expresses shock at proposed Roma registry in Italy

EJC expresses its profound shock and concern at the proposal of Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to order a census of the country’s Roma population and to deport those not holding Italian citizenship.