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Jewish Graves Defaced in Hungary

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Some 57 graves were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Hungary.Read More


London Remembers Munich Massacre Victims

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A ceremony to remember the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics was held in London near the Olympic village.Read More


Actresses Erased From Jerusalem Movie Ad

By Haaretz

Two actresses have been axed from advertisements for the Israeli movie “The Dealers,” displayed on billboards in Jerusalem - just months after hundreds of people participated in rallies in the capital to protest the exclusion of women from the public domain.Read More


Opera Singer With Nazi Tattoos Quits Fest

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Russian opera singer Evgeny Nikitin has withdrawn from the Bayreuth Opera Festival because of Nazi tattoos on his chest and arm.Read More


Warsaw Remembers Nazi Ghetto Round-Up

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A ceremony commemorating the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was held in the city for the first time.Read More


Assad Forces Retake Damascus Neighborhoods

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Syrian troops have driven rebel fighters out of two districts of Damascus a week after the insurgents launched a major assault on the capital.Read More


Kadima on Life Support as Mofaz Faces Rebellion

By Haaretz

Kadima officials are working to depose Shaul Mofaz from his role as party head, Haaretz learned on Monday, citing the outgoing vice prime minister’s weak poll numbers.Read More


1,500 Palestinians Face Forced Relocation

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered the demolition of eight Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills because the territory is needed for Israel Defense Forces training exercises, the state told the High Court of Justice on Sunday.Read More


Museum Sets Up Separate Women's Viewing Times

By Haaretz

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem will have separate visiting hours for men and women to its new exhibit about Hasidic Jews. For the first time, the museum decided to introduce separate visiting times, Haaretz has learned, in a bid to attract ultra-Orthodox visitors in the three weeks that yeshivas are closed during the summer.Read More


Germany Had a Month Warning of Munich Plot

By JTA

Germany was warned about a possible terror attack against Israeli athletes one month before the Munich Olympics in 1972, Der Spiegel reported.Read More





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