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    40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel
    Apr18

    40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Forty ambassadors to the United Nations are visiting Israel. The five-day visit this week, which includes Israel’s 70th Independence Day, is led by Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon. Among the countries that the visiting ambassadors hail from are Serbia, Jamaica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Liberia,...

    Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march on this square in Latvia. This woman is fighting back.
    Apr18

    Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march on this square in Latvia. This woman is fighting back.

    A man dressed in a pre-WWII Latvian military uniform salutes as former Nazi SS veterans and their sympathizers walk to the Monument of Freedom in Riga, March 16, 2016. (Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images) RIGA, Latvia (JTA) — Each year on March 16, a macabre event unfolds on the square around this capital city’s most famous monument. Known as...

    Ex-Auschwitz guard, now 94, charged in Germany as accomplice in 13,335 murders at the camp
    Apr17

    Ex-Auschwitz guard, now 94, charged in Germany as accomplice in 13,335 murders at the camp

    BERLIN (JTA) — A former Auschwitz guard, now 94, has been charged in Germany as an accomplice to 13,335 murders in the death camp. State prosecutors in Stuttgart announced Monday that the man, from the state of Mannheim, is charged with supporting the genocide through his function as a guard and on-call member of the SS at the camp from December...

    After its latest strike on Syria, Israel’s cozy relationship with Russia could be over
    Apr11

    After its latest strike on Syria, Israel’s cozy relationship with Russia could be over

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Jan. 29, 2018. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — Israel attacked Syria on Monday, just like it (reportedly) has countless times before. The difference now is that Russia is angry about the strike —...

    Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire
    Apr10

    Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire

    Victor and Elena Pinchuk attending the Ninth Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit, New York, Oct. 18, 2010. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images) (JTA) — Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a payment to President Donald Trump’s foundation from a Ukrainian steel magnate who, among other things, has supported the resurgence of the...

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book
    Apr03

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite at the European Council leaders’ summit in Brussels, March 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister...

    Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

    (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius submitted Monday, is widely seen as a response to the controversy in Lithuania around the publication of a 2016 book about...

    Humanitarian groups provide matzo for needy Jews in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
    Mar28

    Humanitarian groups provide matzo for needy Jews in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

    (JTA) — Humanitarian groups are providing food packages for needy Jews in the former Soviet Union and throughout Eastern Europe. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will distribute 20 tons of matzo to tens of thousands of elderly Jews living in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Russia. The effort is supported by JDC’s partnerships...

    Serbian and Hungarian leaders help dedicate restored historic Serbian synagogue
    Mar27

    Serbian and Hungarian leaders help dedicate restored historic Serbian synagogue

    (JTA) – President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary took part in an official ceremony opening a synagogue in northern Serbia following a full restoration of the art nouveau building. Some 900 invited guests attended the ceremony Monday in Subotica. The synagogue, which is owned by the municipality, will be...

    Law on Holocaust rhetoric unconstitutional, Polish attorney general says
    Mar22

    Law on Holocaust rhetoric unconstitutional, Polish attorney general says

    (JTA) — The Polish attorney general’s office described as partly unconstitutional a law passed last month that criminalizes blaming Poland for Nazi crimes. Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro published a statement on the law Thursday. The legislation, which came into force earlier this month, imposes fines or up to three years in jail on...

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