Hungary’s main Jewish group voted on Sunday to boycott official Holocaust commemorations this year unless they more clearly show the role of local citizens in the Nazi deportation and killing of Hungarian Jews.
Susan Wolfe, a teacher’s aide at Pittsburgh’s Hillel Academy, was found shot dead alongside her sister Sarah, plunging their large family from Iowa into mourning.3
Germany’s Labour Ministry is to bring in new legislation extending the pension rights of thousands of Jews forced to work in Nazi-era ghettos, Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday.
Hadassah University Hospital filed a request on Friday for court protection against creditors, after reaching an agreement with the treasury and the Hadassah Women’s Organization to provide it with a total of 100 million shekels ($28.3 million) over the next three months. The injection of funding is meant to enable the financially strapped hospital to meet its payroll and pay suppliers. The arrangement will also allow some breathing space to hash out a long-term recovery plan for the hospital, which has two medical centers in Jerusalem.
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
Yair Lapid said his Yesh Atid Party would leave the government if a bill to require haredi Orthodox yeshiva students to serve in the military does not include criminal sanctions for draft dodgers.6
Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has established a joint program with Israel’s IDC Herzliya.
Former United States’ CIA Director James Woolsey told an Israeli TV news program that anti-Semitism could be part of the reason the U.S. has refused to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.4
The Senate unanimously urged the State Department to renegotiate the terms for the return to Iraq of an archive of Iraqi Jewish texts.
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