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    Honoring of anti-Semites a ‘problem,’ says Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine
    Oct20

    Honoring of anti-Semites a ‘problem,’ says Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine

    (JTA) — In a rare public statement on the honoring of anti-Semites in Ukraine, Israel’s ambassador to that country called the phenomenon a “problem” that is “not in line” with Israel’s interests. Eliav Belotzercovsky said this Friday during a conference of the Limmud FSU group in the southern city of Odessa, according to a translation...

    Teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Romania
    Oct18

    Teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Romania

    (JTA) — Police in Romania arrested three teenagers accused of destroying 10 headstones at a Jewish cemetery. The incident occurred over the weekend, police said in a statement Monday about the arrests near the northern city of Reghin, located 200 miles north of Bucharest, the capital. The suspects allegedly smashed the headstones and drew a...

    Ukraine honors nationalist leader blamed for Jewish pogroms
    Oct17

    Ukraine honors nationalist leader blamed for Jewish pogroms

    (JTA) — Ukraine unveiled a statue for a nationalist leader who guided a regime that killed tens of thousands of Jews in pogroms during the Russian Revolution. The memorial for Symon Petliura was unveiled Saturday in Vinnitsa, a city in the western part of the nation, on Defender of Ukraine Day, a national holiday, the RT news site reported. It is...

    Jewish coach leads Colombia national soccer team into World Cup
    Oct15

    Jewish coach leads Colombia national soccer team into World Cup

    Jose Nestor Pekerman coach of Colombia gesturing during a match between Colombia and Ecuador in a FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match at Roberto Melendez Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 29, 2016. (Gal Schweizer/LatinContent/Getty Images) BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Led by its Jewish Argentine coach, Jose Pekerman, Colombia’s national...

    Activist threatened for opposing Ukraine city’s honoring of Nazi SS officer
    Oct13

    Activist threatened for opposing Ukraine city’s honoring of Nazi SS officer

    (JTA) — An activist against fascism who sued a Ukrainian municipality for naming a street for a Nazi SS officer has come under a campaign of intimidation, he said. Mikhail Voroniak, a Red Army veteran, in summer sued the western municipality of Kalush near Lviv for deciding to name a street for Dmytro Paliiv, a commander of the 14th Waffen...

    Ukraine teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery
    Oct09

    Ukraine teens arrested in vandalism at Jewish cemetery

    (JTA) — Authorities in Ukraine have identified several teenagers whom police said desecrated at least 20 Jewish graves in August. The teens, all males younger than 18, were detained last month in connection with vandalism in Svalyava, a city in Western Ukraine that is located approximately 100 miles southwest of Lviv, the news site reported last...

    Holocaust revisionism in Croatia not just a Jewish fight, Jewish group says
    Oct09

    Holocaust revisionism in Croatia not just a Jewish fight, Jewish group says

    (JTA) — In an unusual plea, the World Jewish Congress urged international bodies to oppose what it calls “brazen attempts” to whitewash Holocaust crimes in the European Union’s newest member, Croatia. The call came in a 4,000-word position paper published Monday in Tablet magazine by Menachem Rosensaft, the WJC’s general counsel. The...

    Polish culture minister criticizes European history museum for falsely portraying his country’s Holocaust role
    Oct08

    Polish culture minister criticizes European history museum for falsely portraying his country’s Holocaust role

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Poland’s culture minister criticized an exhibit at the House of European History in Brussels for “showing Poland, France and Ukraine as co-perpetrators of the Holocaust, and the Germans as a country which cultivates memory of the Holocaust.” Polish Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński wrote a letter on Friday to Antonio...

    Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman
    Oct07

    Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman

    (JTA) — Ukrainian police arrested three men they said were terrorists who, in their efforts to pit ethnic groups against one another, also targeted Jews in the central city of Uman. The men were arrested earlier this month at a border crossing while carrying explosives, according to the KP news site. Citing unnamed officials from the regional...

    Top-ranked Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela leaves match early for Yom Kippur
    Sep29

    Top-ranked Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela leaves match early for Yom Kippur

    Dudi Sela celebrating after winning a match at the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in China, Sept. 28, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — The World Series is weeks away, but an Israeli tennis pro has conjured memories of Sandy Koufax. Dudi Sela, his nation’s top-ranked male player, quit his quarterfinals match Friday in the third set of a...

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