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The judges of the International Criminal Court and eminent guests at the opening of the ICC judicial year, on Jan. 18, 2018. Credit: ICC-CPI.

Former world leaders take stand against ICC investigation of Israel

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A group of former heads of state and high-ranking ministers on Friday sent a letter to newly-appointed International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan, warning him against launching a war-crimes investigation against Israel. Such an...
Eli Cohen reportedly seen in Damascus in footage aired by Russian state media. Credit: Channel "RT"/Screenshot.

Russian state media airs footage of Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Damascus

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Russia’s English-language state television channel RT has aired what it claims to be previously unseen footage of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Damascus. The broadcast came as Moscow was mediating efforts to return an Israeli woman who had...
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.

Could Italian support for Israel influence other EU countries?

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When Arab diplomats praise Israel in public forums, it’s a real indicator that times have changed. Omar Alshamsi, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Italy, told an online forum that the Abraham Accords “marked a...
Betty Grebenshikoff (left) and Ana María Wahrenberg speak on Zoom after 82 years. Credit: USC Shoah Foundation.

82 years later, reunited childhood friends torn apart by Holocaust Zoom regularly

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Two Jewish friends from Berlin who believed that each other had been killed during World War II and the Holocaust recently reunited with the help of the USC Shoah Foundation. After Ana María Wahrenberg and...
View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building during a strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Report reveals UNRWA continues to anti-Semitic hate, incitement in schools

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School material distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) continues to glorify Islamic jihad and incite violence in 2021 despite promises by UNRWA that the hateful content would be removed by last...
Travis Patron. Credit: Canadian National Party.

Jewish group applauds arrest of Canadian Nationalist Party leader advocating hate

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) applauded the arrest of Canadian Nationalist Party leader Travis Patron, who has been charged with the willful promotion of hate in connection to an anti-Semitic video he created...
A meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany urges Iran not to block IAEA inspectors from nuclear sites

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A German diplomat said on Tuesday that if Iran follows through on its threat to block International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors’ access to its nuclear sites, the move would be “completely unacceptable.” “We urge Iran to refrain...
French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the G20 summit on July 8, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons via Russian Federation.

French lawmakers pass bill to combat Islamist extremism, separatism

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France’s National Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday trumpeted by President Emmanuel Macron as a means to address the problem of Islamist extremism and separatism. “It’s an extremely strong secular offensive,” French Interior Minister Gerald...
A neo-Nazy rally in Madrid, Spain. Source: Screenshot.

Spain’s Jewish communities insist on investigation into neo-Nazi rally

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The Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) called on the country’s hate-crimes public prosecutor to investigate anti-Semitic hate speech made during a demonstration in Madrid on Feb. 13 of more than 300 people...
Karim Khan, elected on Feb. 12, 2021, to replace Fatou Bensouda as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Credit: U.N. Photo/Loey Felipe.

Karim Khan elected to replace Fatou Bensouda as ICC prosecutor

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The Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute elected British attorney Karim Khan as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday. Khan, a criminal lawyer and human-rights expert, is currently...