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A view of the UN. General Assembly hall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The U.N. Secretariat, one of the main organs of the United Nations, has rescheduled a meeting conflicting with Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, on Oct. 9. A meeting set by the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), one of six main committees of the U.N. General Assembly devoted to a diverse set of political issues including decolonization...
Former UNRWA general counsel James Lindsay speaks on a U.N. Watch-sponsored panel in Geneva on Sept. 23, 2019. Source: Screenshot.
“Direct pressure” by donors is the most likely way to induce the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to change, former UNRWA general counsel James Lindsay told JNS as the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly came to a close last week in New York. Speaking from Geneva, Lindsay—the only former senior UNRWA official ever to have written a...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Hall of Names during her visit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Oct. 4, 2018. Credit: Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL.
Members of Germany’s Jewish community are speaking out against the World Zionist Organization’s decision to honor German Chancellor Angela Merkel with its prestigious Herzl Award. Every year, the organizations bestows the award upon figures who act to promote Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl’s “ideas for the creation of a safer and more tolerant world for Jews.” Along with Merkel, former U.S. Ambassador...
A view of Warsaw’s “Old Town.” Credit: Pixabay.
Wikipedia had an entry for more than 15 years on its English-language website about a death camp in Warsaw during the years of the Holocaust that did not exist in real life, Haaretz reported on Friday. The entry for the camp, also known as “Konzentrationslager Warschau,” said that the gas chamber there killed “well above 212,000, mainly Poles and several thousand of non-Polish.”...
The European Court of Human Rights. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Holocaust denial is not a form of freedom of expression protected under the European Human Rights Convention, a top European court ruled on Thursday in regards to a case from nearly a decade ago. German right-wing extremist Udo Pastoers, who suggested in a 2010 speech that the Holocaust never happened, was convicted in 2012 under Germany’s law against the intentional defamation of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Photo by Kobi Gideon.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Sochi in Russia last month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the event turned into a political football back in Israel. Seizing on the fact that Netanyahu was made to wait for almost three hours to see Putin (allegedly because the Russian leader was late returning from an event in Dagestan),...
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, May 12, 2017. Photo by Chatham House, London/Wikimedia Commons.
Jeremy Corbyn sparked outrage for releasing a Rosh Hashanah video that features an activist who last year led a public Jewish mourning prayer for dead members of Hamas. In the clip posted on Twitter ahead of the Jewish holiday, Corbyn visits a grocery store with Jewish Labour Party members to discuss the symbolism of honey and apples for the Jewish...
The World Jewish Congress mourns the passing of former President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac, who spearheaded his country’s reckoning with its role in the Holocaust. Chirac passed away last Saturday September 6. “Jacques Chirac was a true tour de force among European leaders, taking it upon himself to deal with his country’s past and recognize France’s dark history...
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Credit: Kremlin.ruvideo
A member of the college campus group Students Supporting Israel confronted Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his controversial Columbia University speech on Wednesday about the leader questioning the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Mohamad, who was speaking as part of Columbia’s World Leaders Forum, was asked to “address and clarify” his standing on the Holocaust by the...
Italian winemaker Vina Lunardelli's controversial wine bottles, part of a “Historical Series,” features pictures of Hitler, Nazi slogans and pictures of notorious SS members, such as Heinrich Himmler. Source: Twitter.
Italy is facing renewed backlash for allowing the continued sale of wine bottles that feature Adolf Hitler’s face and Nazi slogans on its labels. The controversial wine bottles, produced by Italian winemaker Vina Lunardelli as part of a “Historical Series,” features Nazi slogans, and pictures of Hitler and notorious SS members, such as Heinrich Himmler. ver the summer, members of the...

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