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    Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania
    Aug05

    Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania

    (JTA) — Nearly a quarter of Romanian respondents on a survey on Jews said their country should have no Jewish residents. The results of the survey among 1,000 Romanian adults were published last week by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Holocaust Studies in Romania, which commissioned the Centre for Opinion and Market Studies to conduct the...

    Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel
    Aug04

    Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel

    (JTA) — Air France said it “deeply regrets” the technical problems that omitted Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from in-flight map displays that showed Gaza and the West Bank. On Monday, Air France wrote on its official Twitter account that it “deeply regrets this incident. It is due to a map scale and display problem which is currently being resolved.”...

    Ukraine president honors priest with checkered Holocaust-era record
    Aug02

    Ukraine president honors priest with checkered Holocaust-era record

    (JTA) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko praised the actions of a priest who saved Jews during the Holocaust, but who has not been recognized for it in Israel for his apparent sympathy for Nazi Germany. Poroshenko spoke in favor of Andrey Sheptytsky at the unveiling on Wednesday of a monument in the priest’s honor in Lviv, the news...

    Ukraine president honors priest with chequered Holocaust-era record
    Aug02

    Ukraine president honors priest with chequered Holocaust-era record

    (JTA) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko praised the actions of a priest who saved Jews during the Holocaust, but who has not been recognized for it in Israel for his apparent sympathy for Nazi Germany. Poroshenko spoke in favor of Andrey Sheptytsky at the unveiling on Wednesday of a monument in the priest’s honor in Lviv, the news...

    Ukraine fiscal crisis leads to major setback for homegrown Jewish philanthropy
    Jul29

    Ukraine fiscal crisis leads to major setback for homegrown Jewish philanthropy

    A heavily damaged hotel near the Donetsk airport in Ukraine, Feb. 26, 2015. The fighting between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels has wreaked havoc on the Ukraine hryvnia.(Andrew Burton/Getty Images) (JTA) – For many years Rami Waisman, the director of a major jewelry chain, was earning enough to give back handsomely to the Jewish communal...

    European Maccabi Games to play at Olympic venues built by Nazis
    Jul21

    European Maccabi Games to play at Olympic venues built by Nazis

    Adolf Hitler, second from left, watching the Olympic Games in Berlin with the Italian crown prince, left, August 1936. (Fox Photos/Getty Images) BERLIN (JTA) – They are roaring through Europe, raising dust as they go: Jewish bikers bearing an Olympic-style torch all the way from Israel to this German city. Next week, 11 core riders will pull...

    A ‘Fiddler on the Roof’-inspired refugee camp for Ukraine’s Jews?
    Jul21

    A ‘Fiddler on the Roof’-inspired refugee camp for Ukraine’s Jews?

    Rabbi Moshe Azman posing in front of houses under construction in Anatevka, Ukraine. (Courtesy: Anatevka Jewish Refugee Community) (JTA) — The Jewish refugee village of Anatevka, Ukraine, is so new it doesn’t even officially exist yet. Due to open in September, Anatevka Jewish Refugee Community hadn’t received much Jewish-media...

    European Jewish group’s head takes heat for meeting with far-right leader Marine Le Pen
    Jul08

    European Jewish group’s head takes heat for meeting with far-right leader Marine Le Pen

    (JTA) — The Ukraine-born oligarch who founded the European Jewish Parliament met with Marine Le Pen, a far-right leader in France who is shunned by many Jewish groups worldwide. Wednesday’s meeting between Vadim Rabinovich and Le Pen was in the framework of a roundtable discussion that Rabinovich held in Strasbourg, France, with 10...

    Polish web surfers decry post of offensive photo of Majdanek
    Jul01

    Polish web surfers decry post of offensive photo of Majdanek

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – Polish internet users criticized a Facebook post by a Ukrainian teen who lives in Poland, which shows an offensive gesture directed toward a memorial at Majdanek. The 17-year-old, identified as Wladyslaw, posted the photo on Facebook which shows him holding up his middle finger in the direction of the Monument to Struggle...

    Dutch Supreme Court allows extradition of wanted Israeli rabbi 
    Jun30

    Dutch Supreme Court allows extradition of wanted Israeli rabbi 

    (JTA) — The Dutch Supreme Court authorized the extradition to Israel of a rabbi wanted there for alleged sex crimes. The court made its ruling Tuesday on Eliezer Berland, a Breslov Hasid who is suspected of sexually assaulting several of his female followers, including one minor. It is not known when he will be deported. Berland denies the...

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