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  • Syria’s alleged crematorium ‘invokes worst nightmares of Nazi atrocities,’ ADL chief says

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The head of the Anti-Defamation League drew parallels between Syria’s alleged use of a crematorium to dispose of bodies to actions committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Jonathan Greenblatt, the group’s national director, also called on the international community, including Russia, to take action to stop the violence perpetuated by the Syrian government under […]
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  • Osama bin Laden’s son calls for attacks on Jewish targets

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A son of Osama bin Laden called on Muslims and followers of al-Qaida to carry out attacks on Jewish targets around the world. In a 10-minute video  recently  released, Hamza bin Laden urged Muslims in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to carry out the attacks where they are. The video includes clips of terrorist […]
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  • Emmanuel Macron wins French election, but Marine Le Pen wins legitimacy

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker and political centrist, handily defeated the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election. Exit polls showed Macron winning  vote by a margin of 65 percent to 34 percent. Although her bid to lead the country failed, Le Pen’s divisive campaign against Macron achieved some of the goals that her supporters […]
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  • Dr. Justus Rosenberg awarded commandeur in the French Legion of Honor for ERC efforts

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2017
    Rosenberg is the last surviving member of the emergency rescue committee, led by American journalist Varian Fry. The ERC — operating out of Marseille —rescued artists and intellectuals from the Nazis in 1940-41, among them Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Franz Werfel and André Breton. After the ERC was expelled from France, Rosenberg was left behind. Arrested, he escaped from a […]
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  • DC Report: Three obstacles to peace: Will the great dealmaker follow through?

    By jwadmin on April 28, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, Mahmoud Abbas will be going to the White House (next week) seeking help in getting Israel to leave the territory so Palestinians can establish a state of their own. President Donald Trump has vowed to use his ego-laden reputation as a deal maker to helping […]
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  • Marine Le Pen: Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, along with any other method of ritual slaughter without stunning. Le Pen, who finished second with 21.5 percent of the vote in the first round of the elections Sunday, April 22,  made […]
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  • What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration has endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, April 20, at a press availability. […]
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  • Anne Frank’s former classmate tells of meeting Frank at Bergen-Belsen, responsibility of survivors

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    BY CNAAN Liphshiz NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Looking through the barbed wire of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 14-year-old Nanette Konig could barely recognize her friend and classmate from Amsterdam, Anne Frank. Both girls had been caught by the Nazis in the Dutch capital and were sent to starve to death in a place Konig describes today as “hell on Earth.” Both […]
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  • An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing Wednesday, April 19, on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi […]
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  • European rabbis: EU court’s ruling on religious garb means Jews, Muslims unwelcome

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    PARIS (JTA) – A European Union court ruled that companies can prohibit their employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols, sparking condemnation from a rabbinical group that the decision amounts to saying “faith communities are no longer welcome.” The ruling Tuesday, March 14 by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg also said that customers cannot simply demand that workers remove […]
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