Jewish organizations in the US united in condemning the murder claimed by the Islamic State terror group of at least 26 Egyptian Christians who were traveling to a monastery south of Cairo. “These brutal acts are criminal and must be stopped,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
The Progress Party in Norway, one of the two ruling parties, has voted in favor of a law banning ritual circumcision of children under the age of 16, a day after the Environment Committee of the Parliament of Wallonia, one of the regions of Begium, voted in favor of banning ritual slaughter of animals.
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation designating a week of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. The White House released the proclamation on Monday, which marked Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, ahead of Trump’s planned speech at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Jewish community of Rome on Tuesday boycotted the annual Liberation March, a public holiday in Italy, which marks tthe country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at the end of WWII.