The memorial site at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland was closed for a short time on Friday due to the absurd actions of a group of about a dozen protesters who slaughtered a sheep, lit a fire, took off their clothes and chained themselves to the famous gate that reads “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“work sets you free”).
On the morning of March 19, as a controversy grew over senior presidential aide Sebastian Gorka, an unidentified individual amended the Wikipedia page of a previously obscure far-right Hungarian organization called the Vitézi Rend, or Order of Vitéz.
At first glance, this drab town 160 miles south of Kiev seems nearly identical to the settlements that dot the poverty-stricken district of Vinnitsa. Shrouded in a seemingly permanent cloud of smoke from wood fires Bershad, population 13,000, features two rickety bridges over the Dokhna River.
Reza Aslan’s Hebrew tattoo gets the Iranian-American Muslim, who is a professor and the host of a CNN show on religion, confused for a Jew.
Holocaust restitution money is supposed to heal wounds. But the Lithuanian government’s payment of $40 million to the country’s small Jewish community has reopened a decades-long dispute between Lithuania’s Jewish leadership and a Chabad rabbi from Boston.3
Gábor Vona, who heads Hungary’s far-right party, Jobbik, famously showed up on his first day as a member of Parliament in 2010 wearing the uniform of a banned racist and an anti-Semitic paramilitary group. But sitting in his office overlooking the partially frozen Danube River, Vona was dressed in a simple gray suit for his first-ever interview with a Jewish publication.
“Maybe we can parlay all of this censorship and repression into a romantic image,” one white nationalist wrote.
“Morning Joe” Scarborough reminded Stephen Miller of his young age and suggested he consult with other agencies on immigration policy.18
(JTA) — Citing a desire to avoid harming the foreign relations interests of Switzerland, the country’s foreign ministry is withholding information on Swiss funding for promoters of boycotts against Israel. An official from the Federal Department of foreign Affairs sent the unusual refusal and its reasoning earlier this month to NGO Monitor, an Israel-based organization…
(JTA) — A leader of the National Front party, a far-right movement mostly shunned by the Jewish community in France, met in Israel with a junior member of the Likud ruling party. National Front Secretary-General Nicolas Bay met Wednesday in Tel Aviv with David Shayan, the leader of the youth section of Prime Minister Benjamin…6
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