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….
LONDON (JTA) — Intermarriage among British Jews in 2011 stood at 26 percent, or roughly half the rate documented among American Jews, according to a new demographic study. The report published Tuesday by the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research is based on data from the National Jewish Community Survey and the 2001 and 2011 national…
ATHENS, Greece (JTA) — Greek police arrested at least 10 members of an anarchist group who were protesting at the check-in desk of El Al airlines at Athens airport. The protesters chanted “No to the agents of the Mossad,” at passengers waiting to check in on Wednesday, the Kathimerini news website reported. The anarchist group,…4
SYDNEY (JTA) — As Australia waits for the final results of a tightly-contested general election, five Jewish members have been assured a seat in the next parliament. Incumbent Jewish members Michael Danby and Mark Dreyfus appear to have held their Victorian seats for the Labor Party. Liberal member for the blue riband seat of Kooyong in Melbourne,…
The Claims Conference, which manages aid to Holocaust survivors, has negotiated a budget increase through 2018, including the largest one-time increase in homecare funding the organization has ever secured.
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