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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

Alan Gross Draws Welcome Home Crowd at Synagogue

By Geoffrey W. Malada

Alan Gross wore a gray suit, red tie and a perpetual smile as he took the stage Thursday night at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Md., at a welcome-home reception in his honor sponsored by dozens of Jewish organizations, including the the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.Read More

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