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    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...

    Polish government backs away from Holocaust-denying remarks by prime minister’s father
    Mar22

    Polish government backs away from Holocaust-denying remarks by prime minister’s father

    Kornel Morawiecki is the father of current Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. (Wikimedia Commons( (JTA) — A Polish official said that Holocaust-denying comments by a former politician who is the father of the country’s prime minister do not reflect the position of the Polish government. Kornel Morawiecki, a former senator whose son,...

    Ukraine to commemorate Reform synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv
    Mar21

    Ukraine to commemorate Reform synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv

    (JTA) — Municipal authorities in the city of Lviv in Ukraine are designing a commemorative monument atop a square where one of the region’s first Reform synagogues once stood before the Nazis destroyed it. A preliminary design for the project features the use of paint or red-tinted bricks that would trace the contours of the Temple...

    Father of Polish prime minister says Jews gladly moved to ghettos to get away from non-Jews
    Mar20

    Father of Polish prime minister says Jews gladly moved to ghettos to get away from non-Jews

    (JTA) — A former Polish politician who is the father of the country’s prime minister said that Jews during the Holocaust moved to ghettos of their own accord to get away from non-Jewish Poles. Kornel Morawiecki, a former senator whose son, Mateusz, became prime minister last year, made the remark in an interview published Tuesday by the...

    Israeli mayor refuses to deliver remarks in Poland censored under new Holocaust law
    Mar19

    Israeli mayor refuses to deliver remarks in Poland censored under new Holocaust law

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli mayor canceled his participation in a ceremony with the mayor of the Polish town of Radomsko after the speech he was to deliver to Israeli high school students was censored by local authorities. Eli Dukorsky, mayor of the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Bialik, refused to deliver the censored speech and the ceremony...

    This exiled opposition leader from Maduro’s Venezuela is drawing strength from his Jewish roots
    Mar16

    This exiled opposition leader from Maduro’s Venezuela is drawing strength from his Jewish roots

    David Smolansky, a leader in exile of Venezuela’s opposition, in Washington, D.C., March 12, 2018 (Ron Kampeas) WASHINGTON (JTA) — David Smolansky has become the exiled face of the resistance to the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. It doesn’t take long to realize why the major media constantly seek him out for commentary...

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