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Barack Obama: Fight Against Hate on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By JTA

President Obama in a statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day said the spirit of Holocaust resistance must inspire policy today.Read More


Rabbis Changed Prayers To Make Barack Obama's Inaugural Service 'Jew-ier'

By JTA

The rabbis at President Obama’s inaugural prayer service all made changes from the readings they were planning to deliver. They said the goal was to be a little ‘Jew-ier.’Read More


Diane Feinstein's Plan for Assault Weapon Ban Will Get a Vote in Senate

By Reuters

The senator leading the charge to revive a U.S. assault weapons ban conceded on Sunday, just days before hearings on gun control open, that winning Senate passage will be tough but said she has been assured she will have the chance to bring it up for a vote.Read More


92-Year-Old Auschwitz Survivor Cited in Aussie

By JTA

A 92-year-old Auschwitz survivor was among more than a dozen Jews to be honored on Australia Day.Read More


39% of French Say Jews Hold 'Too Much Power'

By JTA

A new survey on how Frenchmen perceive Jews revealed widespread anti-Semitism alongside high support for Israel and pro-Jewish sentiments.Read More


Sylvio Berlusconi Sparks Italy Outrage by Praising Mussolini at Holocaust Event

By Reuters

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi triggered outrage from Italy’s political left on Sunday with comments defending fascist wartime leader Benito Mussolini at a ceremony commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust.Read More


Hungary Plans Synagogue Amid Rise of Anti-Semitic 'Jewish List' Jobbik Party

By JTA

The Jewish community of Budapest has announced plans to build a new synagogue for the first time in 80 years.Read More


New Zealand's Jewish Prime Minister John Key Leads Holocaust Remembrance

By JTA

New Zealand’s prime minister, whose mother escaped Europe on the eve of the Holocaust, launched an exhibition to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Read More


Jewish Leaders Back New White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

By JTA

President Obama named as his new chief of staff a security official, Denis McDonough, who has strong ties to the Jewish organizational community.Read More


Richard Wagner's Bicentennial Sparks Effort to Split Music and Anti-Semitism

By Reuters

Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite and Adolf Hitler’s favorite music composer. As his 200th birthday nears, the problem has been separating these facts.Read More


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