BREAKING NEWS: Julius Berman, the embattled board chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, was reelected to another term.6
The White House is set to name Matt Nosanchuk, a lawyer who has been prominent in advancing the Obama administration’s gay rights policies, as its new full-time Jewish liaison.
The Berlin branch of the American Jewish Committee is calling German authorities to investigate anti-Israel rhetoric that took place at a rally of Turkish immigrants in Düsseldorf.
Citing double jeopardy, a Hungarian court suspended the trial of war criminal Laszlo Csatary three weeks after its start in Budapest.
Jewish gravestones unearthed at a small cemetery in Vienna were hailed on Wednesday as historically important cultural treasures that could rival the famed Jewish cemetery in Prague.
Israel has demolished abandoned military posts in the Jordan Valley that housed hundreds of protected bats, despite understandings with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.In the process, hundreds of bats were probably buried alive. The ministry says it asked the parks authority to take responsibility for the sites, but that these requests were ignored.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called on the Claims Conference to be reviewed by outside agencies in an investigation following the disclosure of a $57 million fraud scheme.
Dozens of Jewish Holocaust survivors and their descendants have journeyed to Portugal to honor Aristedes de Sousa Mendes, a relatively obscure diplomat who is credited with rescuing 30,000 Jews from the Nazis.3
Berlin has laid the foundations for a memorial to a largely neglected group of Nazi victims - hundreds of thousands of mentally and physically disabled people murdered by Hitler’s regime under its “euthanasia” programme.
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