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Anne Frank Group Must Pay for Tree

By JTA

The foundation established to preserve Anne Frank’s famous chestnut tree must pay for its removal and storage, a Dutch court ruled.Read More


Anne Frank Foundation Must Pay for Famed Tree

By JTA

The foundation established to preserve Anne Frank’s famous chestnut tree must pay for its removal and storage, a Dutch court ruled.Read More


Lithuania Will Compensate Jewish Victims

By JTA

The Lithuanian government has created a fund to compensate Jews for property confiscated during the Nazi and Soviet nationalist eras.Read More


Report: Demjanjuk Secretly Buried in U.S.

Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk was secretly buried in the United States on March 31, the Ukrainian News reported on Wednesday. The report quoted Rostyslav Novozhenets, deputy head of the Ukrainian Republican Party, saying he heard the news from Demjanjuk’s son, John Demjanjuk Jr., who sent him an email describing the place of burial.Read More


Long-Range Rocket Hits Eilat

By JTA

A long-range Grad rocket fired from Egypt hit a near a residential area in Eilat.Read More


Brooklyn D.A. Can Keep Abuse Files Secret

By Paul Berger

A court declined to force Brooklyn’s District Attorney to release a trove of documents related to an Orthodox alleged child molester, for now.Read More


Tel Aviv Council Pleads for Shabbat Bus Service

Members of Tel Aviv’s municipal government appealed to Israel’s Supreme Court to allow public transportation on Shabbat in the city.Read More


Hillary Clinton Opposes Unilateral Iran Strike

By JTA

A unilateral strike by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilities is not the best course of action, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.Read More


Abbas Accuses Bibi of Undermining Government

By Haaretz

Haaretz has obtained a copy of a letter that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intends to send to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Passover, in which he accuses Netanyahu of undermining the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Minister Boasts of Boosting Settlement Funding

By Haaretz

Israel’s Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an interview with religious daily Makor Rishon that during his term, assistance to settlement in the West Bank and in the Golan rose significantly.Read More





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