Residents of Novogrudok are proud of the Kushners, who are locally famous for escaping from the town ghetto during the Holocaust.
(JTA) — Residents of the Belarus birthplace of Shimon Peres gathered outside his childhood home to pay their respects to the most important international figure to ever emerge from their village. Villagers in Vishnyeva learned about the Israeli statesman’s death Wednesday from Limmud FSU, a Jewish education organization that has remained in regular contact with the remote…
Since gaining international attention in 2010 with the release of nearly 100,000 classified logs of the war in Iraq, Wikileaks — often through the actions of its founder Julian Assange — has repeatedly come under fire for anti-Semitism.
As she explained in a 2013 interview with Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, Svetlana Alexievich, whose Nobel Prize for Literature was announced on October 8, is a banned author in her homeland of Belarus.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko criticized a Jewish regional governor for not keeping the country’s Jewish population “under control.”
The National History Museum of Belarus inaugurated an exhibition about Ariel Sharon.
Israel’s foreign ministry disavowed statements by its ambassador in Minsk, who compared Palestinian terrorists to political prisoners in Belarus.
One of Europe’s oldest functioning synagogues sustained heavy damage in a fire that broke out in the city of Grodno in Belarus.
The Belarus hometown of Shimon Peres marked the Israeli president’s upcoming 90th birthday.
The government of Belarus announced plans to renovate one of the country’s oldest synagogues and turn it into a Jewish museum.