A group of imams who toured Auschwitz and Dachau said “denying the reality of the Holocaust” was “unacceptable.”7
Samantha Power, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her study of U.S. failure to prevent genocide and is seen as an advocate of an activist U.S. foreign policy, would get a bigger platform for her views as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric.
A Brooklyn couple that hosted a self-help radio show together were found dead in their apartment on Monday. The couple appeared to have suffocated themselves with plastic bags in a double-suicide, according to the New York Daily News.4
Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like haredis” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air.
Melbourne Jewry’s umbrella organization voted to condemn a Jewish group that supports the boycott of goods from the West Bank.
Abraham S. Karlikow, a long time official of the American Jewish Committee, died on Tuesday at his home in Delray Beach, Florida at 92 from cancer. Karlikow was a human rights advocate and helped thousands of refugees and Holocaust survivors, including Elie Wiesel, to rebuild their lives.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday withdrew his support of Judge Emeritus Nissim Yeshaya for the presidency of the Likud party’s court, over a comment he had made earlier this week that some women “enjoy rape.”
President Barack Obama has selected as his nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and academic who in 2008 called Hillary Clinton - at the time a political rival of Obama - “a monster.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled readiness on Wednesday to consider a 2002 Arab peace plan whose terms were recently softened to include possible land swaps between Israel and the Palestinians.
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