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Jews Say Action 'Too Late' on Holocaust-Denier

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A rebel Catholic traditionalist group has expelled British-born Bishop Richard Williamson who deeply embarrassed the Vatican by denying the Holocaust shortly before he was readmitted to the Church three years ago.Read More


60 Rockets Rain Down on Southern Israel

By JTA

More than 60 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.Read More


Hungary Far Right Burns Israeli Flag Outside Shul

By JTA

An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue.Read More


Romanian Lawmaker Denies Holocaust on TV

By JTA

Corneliu Vadim Tudor, a Romanian member of the European Parliament, denied the Holocaust on television, the country’s National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust said.Read More


French 'Failed' To Stop Toulouse Killer: Report

By JTA

French security “failed” in assessing the danger posed by Mohammed Merah, the French Interior Ministry said in a report about the Jihadist killer of three Jewish children and a rabbi in Toulouse in March.Read More


Lithuania Agrees To Pay $47M for Jewish Property

By JTA

Lithuania’s outgoing chancellor agreed in principle to a lump sum transfer $47 million to the country’s Jewish community as compensation for lost Holocaust-era property.Read More


Auschwitz 'Portraitist' Dies at 95

By JTA

Wilhelm Brasse, known as the “Portraitist of Auschwitz,” has died.Read More


Little Anti-Israel Activity at 97% of Colleges

By JTA

Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study.Read More


Jewish Teen Bullied by Football Teammates

By JTA

A South Carolina teenager said he was beaten by teammates on his middle school’s football team because he is Jewish.Read More


Snubbing Europe, Netanyahu Tours Settlement

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the Israeli settlement of Gilo on Tuesday in a defiant prelude to talks with the European Union’s top diplomat, who has condemned Gilo’s expansion.Read More





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