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  • Chabad adds 100th outpost in Uganda

    By jwadmin on November 22, 2017
    Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin established the Chabad of Uganda in the capital city of Kampala in October, it was announced Sunday, Nov. 19,  at the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in New York. The couple moved there from Israel with their son, Menachem Mendel. Chabad has been in contact with the Jewish community of Uganda since at least 1999, […]
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  • Brazilian high school students simulated experiments that the Nazis conducted on concentration camp prisoners

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Brazilian high school students simulated medical experiments that the Nazis conducted on concentration camp prisoners during the Holocaust. The students at Milecimo da Silva high school in Rio De Janeiro were recently assigned to re-create a Nazi laboratory for a science fair. According to the Brazilian Israelite Confederations, the country’s umbrella Jewish group, the purpose of the […]
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  • Chilean presidential candidate calls Israel ‘a threat to world peace’

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) -A candidate in Chile’s upcoming presidential election  recently declared Israel “a threat to world peace.” Eduardo Artes, leader of the leftist Patriotic Union party, made the comment in an interview broadcast with Chile’s HispanTV. He also pledged that as president he would conduct a comprehensive review of his country’s relations with the Jewish state. “The treaties that Chile currently maintains […]
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  • Germany’s railway names a train after Anne Frank, and social media erupts

    By jwadmin on November 3, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Germany’s national railway has triggered a storm on social media for naming one of its superfast trains after the famous Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, who died in a Nazi camp. After asking customers to weigh in with suggestions, Deutsche Bahn named several of its new trains after famous Germans, among them the teen aged Frank, […]
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  • Publisher recalls books by Lithuanian writer who triggered debate about the Holocaust

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – One of the oldest publishing houses in independent Lithuania withdrew the books of a best-selling author over her criticism of a nationalist who is accused of complicity in Holocaust-era crimes. The recall of Rūta Vanagaitė’s books came one day after she revealed that she is in a relationship with Efraim Zuroff, an […]
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  • Britain Labour Party head won’t attend dinner marking Balfour Declaration

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Britain’s Labour Party downgraded its representation at an event celebrating a milestone of Zionism, which Prime Minister Theresa May she would attend “with pride.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause and who last year said he regretted calling Hezbollah and Hamas his “friends” in a controversial 2009 statement, […]
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  • Israeli intelligence reportedly discovered Russian hack into U.S. classified documents

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– Israeli intelligence discovered that Russian hackers were using antivirus software to steal classified information from the United States, The New York Times reported. The antivirus software is made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including officials at about two dozen American government agencies. The discovery led the […]
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  • What happens now with the Iran deal?

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) –Donald Trump has said what he wants Congress to do with the Iran nuclear deal, which he has called the worst in the world: Make it better. How does that happen? Is it possible to “fix” the deal without breaking it? Here’s a breakdown of what Trump wants, what might happen and where the Jewish […]
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  • Holocaust revisionism in Croatia not just a Jewish fight, Jewish group says

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (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 in Tablet magazine by Menachem Rosensaft, the WJC’s general counsel. The article, titled “Croatia is Brazenly Attempting […]
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  • Scientist who fled Nazis among Nobel Prize in Physics winners

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, including one who fled the Nazis with his parents and another whose grandparents were Polish immigrants. Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the prize for the […]
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