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The Jewish Voice is calling on the pro-Israel community to boycott French-made products in response to France’s recent decision to issue labels distinguishing between Israeli products from within and beyond the 1967 lines.
“We are calling on all supporters of Israel, be they Jewish or not, to immediately cease and desist in the purchase of any and all products made in France,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial published Dec. 2. “And that means cheese, wines, perfume or any other staple items that we naturally associate with France. Let the French learn that Israel supporters will not be economically pinched without pushing back.”
The Jewish Voice’s editorial comes in the aftermath of Israeli Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren’s Nov. 27 tweet that
An overflow crowd of communal figures, joined by elected officials and organizational leaders gathered at the Lipschitz Halls this past Sunday December 4th for the annual Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) Legislative and Community Tribute Breakfast.
The underlying theme of the breakfast was highlighting community service and indeed all the honorees were feted for their remarkable contributions to the community at large, each in their own field
Two city government officials
Some surprising numbers related to Fidel Castro’s relationship with Israel and Jews.
Fidel Castro, who has died at the age of 90, was outspoken in his hatred of Israel. For more than a half century, since seizing power in a military coup in 1959, he led Cuba as a leader of the non-Aligned movement, which sought to isolate and condemn Israel on the international stage.
At the same time, Castro gave some measure of protection to Cuba’s small Jewish community. Here are some surprising
A palpable electricity filled the air at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square on Sunday evening, December 4th, as over 1500 people gathered to celebrate and honor the outstanding community of Bet El in Israel at their 34th annual gala dinner.
Situated on the once barren hills guarding the northern approaches to Jerusalem, Bet El has grown into a model community based on Torah ideals and dedicated to a secure future. The idealistic men, women and children of Bet El are the
Pitcher remembered for ‘Shot Heard Round the World’ passes away at age 90
Former Brooklyn Dodger pitching star Ralph Branca passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 90. Most famous for giving up a 1951 pennant-winning home run to Bobby Thomson of the Dodgers’ cross-town rivals the New York Giants—known forever in baseball as the “Shot Heard Round the World”—Branca played 12 seasons in the majors and was known throughout his life as a first-class mensch.
What is perhaps less well