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Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after more than a year in captivity, died on Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old “has completed his journey home”, the family said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the awful, torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no...
Students from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and members of the local Jewish community filed a lawsuit this week, asserting the university has an extensive history of fomenting discrimination against Jewish students. The suit alleges that SFSU and its administrators “knowingly fostered this discrimination and hostile environment, which has been marked by violent threats to the safety of Jewish...
When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember "Omaha-Omaha"?). But if a group of clergymen have their way, Nebraska's largest city will soon also be known as the home of interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding. A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it's...
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has honored former Mexican ambassador to UNESCO Andrés Roemer for his “tireless work in defense of human rights,” at a ceremony in Mexico City. Roemer was fired in October 2016, after he walked out of debate on a UNESCO resolution that ignored Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount, over disagreement with his government’s initial...
President Donald Trump's administration has issued its most explicit promise to date that so-called Dreamers can keep their permission to work legally in the U.S. "No work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates," the Department of Homeland Security said in guidance posted on its website Thursday night. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said recently that the...
Wth moving public testimonies of childhoods spent in fear of raids and mass arrests, Holocaust survivors are being enlisted in the battles against harsh Trump immigration policies being implemented across the United States. As individual states and cities grapple with new federal policies requiring local police to act as agents of immigration authorities, survivors are pointing to parallels with World...
The time has come to stop making excuses for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the issue of incitement, a top American Jewish leader told The Algemeiner this week. Malcolm Hoenlein — the executive vice chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP) — praised US President Donald Trump for raising the subject with Abbas...
US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions was roundly mocked on Tuesday for referencing a “Jewish AIPAC event” during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee probing allegations of collusion between Russia and members of the presidential campaign of US President Donald Trump during last year’s elections. Sessions said he was excited to attend a speech to be given by Trump because the...
Business magnate Warren Buffett is encouraging the purchase of Israel Bonds at private events in New York. Guests attending the events with Buffett on Thursday have pledged to buy $1 million to $5 million in Israel Bonds in order to meet the American billionaire, whose net worth of $75.6 billion makes him the second richest person in the world, according to...
New York City has named a street after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. The southwest corner of 84th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was renamed Elie Wiesel Way during a ceremony Tuesday. Wiesel was “perhaps the most eloquent voice for peace in our world,”  New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio said in remarks delivered...

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