The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday means that the normally nine-member U.S. Supreme Court will probably be down to eight when it rules on such divisive issues as abortion, immigration, affirmative action and the power of public-sector unions.
Poland’s Justice Ministry is working on a bill that will press charges for the use of the term “Polish death camps.”13
In a move that Holocaust restitution experts called precedent setting, Serbia’s parliament passed a law offering compensation for Jewish property seized during and after the Holocaust without heirs.
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein has donated $18.5 million to repair and restore the Lincoln Memorial.
A New York state legislator is calling on all state districts to avoid using an educational publisher whose videos inaccurately depict Judaism.4
Israel is denying reports that it plans to withdraw a former settler leader as its proposed ambassador to Brazil.33
The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said.98
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution urging Iran to fulfill its pledge to help find Robert Levinson, a Jewish American who went missing in Iran in 2007.
The Obama administration said it does not support the portion of a new trade law that requires actions against entities that boycott goods manufactured in lands the United States does not recognize as belonging to Israel.29
Three survivors spoke on Friday of the smell of burnt bodies and piles of the dead at Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz death camp, one of whose former guards stands accused of helping in the murder of at least 170,000 people.
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