Comedian Sarah Silverman said she is “insanely lucky to be alive” after being admitted to the hospital last week with a life-threatening condition.
BERLIN (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought back original blueprints of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp to Israel from Germany seven years ago – likely without knowing he was doing something illegal, according to a German journalist. The blueprints were given to Netanyahu on a trip to Germany, Kai Diekmann said in an interview for…
House Democrats booed Sen. Bernie Sanders on the floor Wednesday, sending him a strong message for not quitting his presidential campaign and endorsing Hillary Clinton. The House of Representatives session in the morning directed…8
JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 200 demonstrators protested next to the offices of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate as a hearing took place about the legitimacy of a conversion conducted by the prominent American Orthodox Rabbi Haskel Lookstein. On Wednesday, the Supreme Rabbinical Court heard the appeal of a case in which a rabbinical court in Petach…6
The Hillary Clinton campaign publicly condemned Max Blumenthal, journalist and son of one her close advisers, after he criticized the Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who died last week.123
(JTA) — A Belarusian Nobel Prize laureate has stirred controversy in Poland by saying that many Poles, including priests, participated in the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust. Svetlana Alexievich, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, made the accusation last month during a visit to New York, the news website WPolityce reported…35
(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a memorial for victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda upon his arrival in the African nation. “We are deeply moved by this memorial to the victims of one of history’s greatest crimes and reminded of the haunting similarities to the genocide of our own people. Never…
“I am proud to be a Vlach,” says Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city.
Hannah Cohen says she was knocked to the ground by TSA agents last week after setting off a metal detector in the Memphis airport.11
(JTA) — A Polish lawmaker from a political party with a strong anti-racism agenda said her party head received a hand-written, anti-Semitic death threat whose author signed it as “Sniper.” The note, which is presumably addressed to the leader of the Modern Party, Ryszard Petru, read: “A bird that shits over its nest needs to be shot….
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