Netanyahu struggles to get European nations to follow Trump and relocate embassies to Jerusalem

Domestic pressures preventing countries from bucking EU and UNSC policy and helping Israeli PM fulfill his goal of a ‘wave’ of embassy moves

Hamas blames Israel for hit on Palestinian engineer: The war has shifted abroad

According to Palestinians, Fadi al-Batash was ambushed at a mosque in Malaysia and shot by two unidentified motorcyclists ■ Victim’s family blames the Mossad ■ Malaysia: Foreign agents likely involved

Czech won’t relocate Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, PM says

News comes after Romania’s president voiced opposition to his country’s bid to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

Hamas engineer assassinated in Malaysia; victim’s family blames Mossad

According to Palestinian news websites, Fadi al-Batash was ambushed at the entrance to a mosque and shot at close range by two unidentified motorcyclists who fled

North Korea suspends nuclear missile trials, plans to close test site

The country says it’s making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. Trump commends decision in tweet, says ‘look forward to our summit’

UN’s Mideast envoy blasts Israel over Gaza deaths: ‘Stop shooting at children’

War of words erupts between Nickolay Mladenov and former IDF spokesman over fatal shooting of 15-year-old Palestinian during border protest. Trump envoy Greenblatt says Israel has launched investigation of the incident

Berlin Jewish community launches ‘wear a kippa’ campaign after Israeli Arab posing as Jew attacked

Campaign to oppose hatred comes after Israeli Arab wearing skullcap as ‘experiment’ was attacked in Berlin

Romanian president speaks out against government’s proposal to move embassy to Jerusalem

President says prime minister did not consult him before submitting draft proposal to cabinet and that move could only occur after peace process completed

Cinema launch ends decades-old Saudi ban

The first commercial movie theater opens under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom

When Jews are outsiders in their own home

Just as Israel’s African refugees at last saw a flicker of justice, another callous deportation crisis erupted in Britain. That sudden feeling of being unwanted in the place you consider home? We know it too

Defying EU policy, Romania advances proposal to move embassy to Jerusalem

Proposal comes after visit to Bucharest by Israel’s deputy foreign minister, who told Romanian counterpart U.S. embassy move will form ‘historic window of opportunity’

Syrian asylum seeker turns himself in for attacking Israeli Arab posing as Jew in Berlin

The victim donned a traditional Jewish skullcap as an ‘experiment’ after being told it was not safe to wear one in Germany

Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

Warsaw pays homage to hundreds of Jewish fighters who rebelled against the Nazis despite knowing they were doomed

‘Jewish man’ attacked in Berlin admits he’s an Israeli-Arab who didn’t believe Germany was anti-Semitic

Germany’s Merkel condemned the attack, after the video went viral and stoked discussion of anti-Semitism in Germany

Secret archive of Warsaw Ghetto goes on display to mark uprising’s 75th anniversary

Stashed underground in boxes and milk cans by a clandestine group of Jewish archivists, the thousands of surviving papers document life and death in the doomed ghetto

Jewish men attacked in Berlin, lashed with belt by Arabic speaking man

The apparent hate crime took place in a trendy neighborhood in the German capital that is also popular with Israelis

Haley fires back at Kudlow on Russia sanctions: ‘I don’t get confused’

Haley’s statement that Washington was preparing new sanctions on Russia was followed by Kudlow’s clarification that those sanctions were ‘under consideration, but have not been determined’

Jewish cemetery near Paris vandalized, headstones damaged

A young woman of African descent who used to wander around the grounds is suspected of being connected to the vandalism, though there’s no comment whether it was part of a hate crime

British lawmakers slam Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism during heated parliament session

Conservative lawmakers were keen to say they were not political point-scoring in the debate, when Jewish Labour lawmakers listed the abuse they had received on social media

How Obama’s lawyers gave John Bolton the keys to Armageddon

Obama’s lawyers never thought Trump would be the next White House incumbent, or that it would be Bolton whispering in his ear. If they had, maybe they wouldn’t have corroded the U.S.’s commitment to following international law before launching military strikes abroad

CIA director Mike Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Trump’s Secretary of State pick and the North Korean leader met in North Korea in early April ■ Trump believes there is ‘a lot of goodwill’

Israel at 70: If we don’t blow it, we have glorious high-tech future

We haven’t changed in the last 70 years: labor discipline is still not our forte. But the world changed and came to need our unique skill set.

Italian soccer fans taunt rivals with anti-Semitic Anne Frank chants

Last October Lazio fans littered the stadium with images of Anne Frank wearing the jersey of arch rival team ‘Roma’, intended as an insult. Despite the outrage those stickers provoked, they are doing it yet again

The Ticker: State-owned Israel Ports files for first-ever bond issue

Mellanox turns in better-than-expected results for its first quarter ■ Foamix raises $16 million from New York fund OrbiMed ■ Tel Aviv shares up ahead of holiday weekend

70 years on: Thoughts on Israel’s imperfect capitalism

Surgery on socialism in 1985 was a success, but side effects of poverty, inequality still felt

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange agrees to sell majority stake in itself to foreign investors

Plan also calls for 30% of bourse to be sold in initial public offering in fourth quarter

Morrissey assails kosher, halal meat practices as ‘evil’

In a self-published interview, the former Smiths frontman described kosher food production as ‘very cruel’ and called for its prohibition

Polish nationalists call to investigate Israeli President Rivlin over Holocaust remarks

The National Movement says it believes President Reuven Rivlin might have violated legislation that criminalizes blaming the Polish nation for the crimes of Nazi Germany

After mayor barred, France requests Israel stop denying entry to officials

Israel blocked the mayor of a Paris suburb this week because he is believed to promote boycotts of the country

North and South Korea reportedly set to announce official end to war

The April 27 summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to take place in the border village of Panmunjom