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Many European nations behind the former Iron Curtain have failed to return property taken from Jews before and during World War II, according to a report released Monday, which also is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The report, entitled “The Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study,” is the first comprehensive study of which national signatories to a 2009 declaration on the treatment...
The Trump administration last week 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 at a press availability. He was explaining why President...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke against using the Holocaust as the only lens through which to understand Jewish history, warning that such an approach could damage Israel’s relations with the world community. “We need to ask ourselves: Whether, when we are involved only in preventing a Shoah, are we capable of most effectively meeting the various challenges that face us?”...
In the memory of those who were lost in the Holocaust, we must stamp out prejudice and antisemitism everywhere it is found, US President Donald Trump said in a video address to the 15th plenary assembly of the World Jewish Congress, which opened on Sunday evening in New York. “On Yom Hashoah, we look back at the darkest chapter of...
Leaders of French Jewry had mixed reactions to the success of Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential elections. “Satisfaction and concern,” Francis Kalifat, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, wrote on Twitter Sunday after exit polls showed that Macron, a centrist independent candidate, won the first round with...
Donald Trump has raised the spectre of Iran’s nuclear programme in his first Yom HaShoah message as president. The president was speaking from Washington to a gathering of hundreds of international Jewish leaders at the World Jewish Congress’s plenary in New York. Only months after the White House drew criticism for failing to mention Jews or anti-Semitism in a message for...
President Donald Trump will visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and then deliver public remarks as part of the museum’s annual Days of Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda, a day after Holocaust Memorial Day is observed in Israel. The week-long Days of Remembrance was first held in 1979 and then later established by...
A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on US campuses. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said Sunday that assaults specifically targeting Jews, vandalism and other violent incidents fell 12 percent past year. In the year 2016 the number...
Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff’s elevation from documentary producer to serious contender for a solid-red Congressional seat was an exquisite bit of political alchemy: One part charisma, two parts timing, and about a thousand parts anti-Donald Trump fervor. Ossoff didn’t quite meet the threshold to take Republican Tom Price’s seat outright, but he’ll have another chance in June’s runoff. Meanwhile, Democrats...
A young man accused of making a series of threatening phone calls to Jewish community centers earlier this year was charged in two federal complaints Friday. Eighteen-year-old Michael Ron David Kadar, who holds dual Israeli and US citizenship, was arrested in Israel last month but police were still trying to determine his motive at the time. "This kind of behavior is...

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