Religious Freedom – Jews

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in France

By Jax Jacobsen | Religion News Service PARIS (RNS) — Anti-Semitic acts in France increased by 74 percent last year, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced last month, calling the spread of anti-Semitism a “poison” that ... Full Article

A look at blasphemy laws around the world

By Courtney Grogan | Catholic News Agency Islamabad, Pakistan – While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her death sentence for blasphemy, religious freedom advocates are ... Full Article

Terror fears driving Jews out of France: Report

By Postmedia Network | Toronto Sun Call it the French Rejection. More than 5,000 French Jews pulled up stakes and moved to Israel in the past year following a spike in anti-Semitism and terrorism fears, according to a new report. The 2015 Paris ... Full Article

Norway Muslims Encircle Synagogue to Support Jews

By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland | Wall Street Journal OSLO—A group of young Muslims embraced the Jewish synagogue in Oslo in a “ring of peace” Saturday, protesting anti-Semitism and denouncing violence after terrorist attacks targeting Jews in ... Full Article