Legislation making it easier for Holocaust survivors to press restitution claims passed in Romania’s Parliament on Tuesday. The law prioritizes the processing of claims belonging to Holocaust survivors, the World Jewish Restitution Organization, or WJRO, wrote in a statement applauding the legislation.
(JTA) – The interior minister of France criticized his country’s recent vote at a U.N. agency for a resolution that critics said ignored Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites. Bernard Cazeneuve spoke of his objection to France’s April 16 vote at UNESCO, the Paris-based U.N. organization dealing with education, culture and heritage, at…
After hosting the first-ever Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in the Kurdish autonomous region, leaders urged the culture’s Jews to come home.4
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nine Jewish groups are among over 30 organizations backing a bill that would bar banning entry to the United States on the basis of religion, an initiative sparked by Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim entry. “Concerns about national security are mixing with unchecked anti-Muslim bigotry and fomenting unjust fear and scrutiny…
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with hate crimes and police were searching for five other youths suspected of helping torch a school bus outside a Jewish school in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said on Tuesday.13
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel will recognize its 23,477 fallen soldiers, as well as civilian victims of terror, with the start of Yom Hazikaron, or Memorial Day. The official number of soldiers, police and other security officials who have died since 1860 while defending Israel or prestate Israel was released Tuesday by the Defense Ministry. The…
A journalist who was flooded last month with anti-Semitic death threats from Donald Trump supporters after writing a profile of the candidate’s wife has filed a police report over the harassment.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he threatened to send Israeli commandos into Cairo in 2011 to rescue a number of Israeli security staff besieged by demonstrators who had stormed the mission.4
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Venezuela’s envoy to the United Nations called his Israeli colleague to apologize for his remarks accusing Israel of seeking a “final solution” against the Palestinians, made a day after Holocaust Remembrance Day. “These are blunt anti-Semitic statements coming from the Venezuelan ambassador towards the Jewish nation,” said Ambassador Danny Danon, according to…5
Long-running efforts to fully restore Israeli-Turkish ties strained after an Israeli raid of a Turkish boat in 2010 must now await the formation of a new government in Ankara, Israel’s top diplomat in Turkey said.3
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