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November 30: Israel commemorates the expulsion of the Jews from Arab lands

On June 23, 2014 the Knesset adopted a law which designates November 30th as an annual, national day of commemoration for the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th...
Vienna, the capital city of Austria, on Aug. 15, 2019. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

For descendants of Austrian Holocaust victims, becoming a citizen has never been easier

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At some point during the video conference call, Scott Morse of Ashburn, Va., whipped out a faux Austrian-European Union license plate that read: DUAL CTZN. He bought the novelty item off eBay, proud that...
Jessica Krug. Source: Twitter.

When being Jewish isn’t interesting or exotic enough

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Great imposters are the lifeblood of “stranger than fiction” stories that are hard to resist. Tales of troubled people who find it difficult to live life in their own skin and con their way...
Multiple buildings burn during riots in Minneapolis on May 29, 2020, four days after the death of African-American George Floyd. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Who should Jews fear most during an ‘uprising’?

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It was a summer of discontent as the coronavirus pandemic raged on. The death of George Floyd, which set off a season of protests about police brutality and racial discrimination, further added to the...
Black/white relations. Credit: The Canadian Jewish News.

Don’t accept the myth of ‘Jewish privilege’

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For one day at least, Twitter became a forum for some honesty, as opposed to the usual orgy of nastiness and pointless memes. After seeing the hashtag #Jewishprivilege used to spread anti-Semitic smears, a...
A model of the Holocaust memorial under construction in Vienna. Credit: The Association for Building a Wall of Names Memorial.

Construction of new Holocaust memorial underway in Vienna

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Construction has begun on a Holocaust memorial in Vienna for the 65,000 Austrian Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II. Called “The Memorial to the Jewish Children, Women and Men of Austria who...
A Black Lives Matter mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City while certain lockdowns still exist due to the coronavirus pandemic, June 9, 2020. Credit: Stan Wiechers via Wikimedia Commons.

Three New York Orthodox Jews sue Cuomo, de Blasio over coronavirus restrictions

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Three Orthodox Jews have filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in federal court, alleging civil-rights violations of...

Johan van Hulst: Dutch teacher who saved 600 Jewish children and babies from Nazis...

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Johan van Hulst was a Dutch Christian who, up until World War II, had already committed to helping children with his life — as a teacher, school director, university professor, and author. But when...
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a cartoon showing a “final solution.” Source: Twitter.

Iranian leader issues cartoon showing ‘final solution’ of Jewish state

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a cartoon this week showing the “final solution” of the State of Israel, or annihilation similar to what the Nazis attempted to do to the European Jewish...
Alaska state Rep. Ben Carpenter. Source: Screenshot.

Alaska lawmaker apologizes for comments comparing sticker to Star of David

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An Alaska state lawmaker has apologized after comparing a requirement to wear a health-screening sticker to enter the state capitol to the Nazis forcing Jews to wear the yellow Star of David patch during...