(JTA) — The Auschwitz Museum says it has rescued from storage 16,000 personal items belonging to Jews killed at the Nazi death camp. Museum officials said Tuesday that Poland’s former Communist government stored the items — including empty medicine bottles, shoes, jewelry and watches — and then neglected them, Agence France Press reported. “In most cases,…
New York Congressman Lee Zeldin said that Donald Trump’s questioning of a Mexican-American judge’s ability to rule fairly due to his heritage did not make him a racist and said Barack Obama was the actual racist.4
A trove of 16 silver coins dating back more than 2,000 years has been uncovered in an excavation in the Israeli municipality of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut.
(JTA) — The U.S. government can file a classified statement to the court in the case of Jonathan Pollard’s strict parole limitations, a federal judge has ruled. Pollard’s attorneys, who are trying to have the limitations eased, would not be permitted to see the “ex-parte” court submission. Judge Katherine Forrest of the U.S. District Court…
Two Jerusalem natives, one Arab and the other Jewish, reflect on their divided city, 50 years after the Six-Day War.
Mexico’s foreign minister compared anti-Mexican “bigotry” in the United States to anti-Semitism in an address to the American Jewish Committee.3
(JTA) — Liberal American Rabbi Michael Lerner has been invited to speak at boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s funeral. “I am deeply humbled and honored to be invited to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral,” Lerner, the editor of Tikkun Magazine, wrote on Facebook. “It has been several decades since I worked with Muhammad Ali in the…6
(JTA) — Following legal action by supporters of Israel, four Spanish municipalities dropped their former policy of support for boycotts of the Jewish state. Occurring amid an unprecedented judicial crackdown in Spain against the phenomenon, three of the four reversals last month came following court-issued injunctions that suspended municipal motions passed in support of a boycott,…
A former Australian school principal, wanted in her home country on suspicion of sexually abusing students, was freed from house arrest in Israel on Tuesday but ordered to undertake medical treatment after a court ruled her mentally unfit for extradition.8
(JTA) — Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly defeated a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. The results of the six week electronic ballot were announced by the association on Tuesday. Some 51 percent of the association’s eligible members voted, the largest turnout in its history, the association said in a statement. In the…4
With the Obama administration in its final months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a more frequent and feted visitor to Moscow than Washington, his eye on shifting big-power influence in the Middle East.4
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