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Israel Left Resurgent as Campaign Kicks Into Gear

By Ben Sales

Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Knesset on Jan. 21 to answer Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett’s charge that she is post-Zionist, her impassioned rebuttal went viral.Read More

Greek Jews Laud Leftist Election Win

By Richard Schwartz

The head of Greece’s Jewish community welcomed the election victory Sunday of Syriza, a leftist, anti-austerity party, despite that party’s scepticism towards existing close ties between Greece and Israel.Read More

Hungary's Viktor Orban Admits Some Chose 'Evil' in Holocaust

By Marton Dunai

Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary’s role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted “shamefully” in World War Two.Read More

Nazi War Criminal Loses Canada Citizenship


A Nazi-era war-crimes suspect has lost an appeal to keep his Canadian citizenship.Read More

35% of Germans Equate Nazi and Israel Policies


A new study of German attitudes toward Israel showed an increase in Israel-related anti-Semitism among Germans.Read More

Israel President Reuven Rivlin Meets Black Community in New York


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began his first visit to the United States as president with a speech to leaders of the African-American community.Read More

Sheldon Silver Gives Up Powers Temporarily To Fight Corruption Charges

By Reuters

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver agreed on Sunday to relinquish his duties on a temporary basis as he fights federal corruption charges, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.Read More

Israel Envoy to U.S. Chided for Siding WIth Benjamin Netanyahu


Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, was reprimanded by an Israeli government commission for supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection bid.Read More

Auschwitz Town Haunted by Death, Even 70 Years Later

By Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski

Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp.Read More

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Support Dips Slightly in Greece Election


The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party maintained its strength in Greek national elections as the far-left party Syriza came to power.Read More

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