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The entrance to the Bundesgerichtshof, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, Germany, the highest court in Germany. Credit: Shutterstock.

German prosecutors prepare dozen-plus cases against Nazi war-crime suspects

Prosecutors in Germany are getting ready to bring forward more than a dozen legal cases against elderly men and women for their alleged work at Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Prosecutors confirmed last week that a...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

A German court set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court...
A sign at a rally in Paris against the French court ruling in the Sarah Halimi case, April 25, 2021. Source: Facebook.

France’s justice minister aims to change law after court ruling on Halimi murder

France’s Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti plans to introduce a bill to change French law after a court ruled that the 27-year-old man who killed Jewish woman Sarah Halimi in a 2017 anti-Semitic attack would...
Protesters rally and march in Bryant Park, N.Y., on the first day of the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing African-American George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Jewish groups react to guilty verdict for Chauvin, saying ‘justice has been served’

Jewish groups reacted to the verdict on Tuesday of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin confers with his legal staff at the District Court in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. Photo by Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL.

Key witness resumes testimony in Netanyahu corruption trial

The former CEO of Israel’s Walla news website on Tuesday resumed his testimony before the Jerusalem District Court in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Ilan Yeshua is a key witness for the prosecution in Case...
David Schoen, former President Trump's impeachment lawyer, speaks on Fox News. Source: Screenshot.

Trump’s attorney withdraws request for impeachment trial pause for Shabbat

David Schoen, a Torah-observant Jew and an attorney for former President Donald Trump, has withdrawn his request to not hold the impeachment trial in the Senate on Shabbat, reported CNN on Monday, one day before the start of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Jerusalem District Court for a final pretrial hearing. He faces criminal allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, Feb. 8, 2021. Photo by Reuven Kastro/POOL.

Netanyahu pleads not guilty at final pretrial hearing in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday resumed proceedings in the corruption trial against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu, who attended the hearing in compliance with a court order, pleaded not guilty and then left...

Report: Trump’s attorney requests impeachment trial pause for Jewish Sabbath

In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) late last week, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyer asked that the trial be suspended during the Jewish Sabbath. Attorney David Schoen, who...
Willem van de Poll, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The man behind the last days of Adolf Eichmann

I was very young on that May day in 1960, helping my Auschwitz survivor mother in the kitchen when the radio announced: “The Nazi war criminal the architect of the “Final Solution” is in Israel...
American-born Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi holds “I Am My Brothers Keeper” sign circa 1970. Credit: Courtesy.

50th anniversary of Leningrad trial sparks memories, educational initiatives

On Dec. 15, 1970, a small item appeared at the top of page three of The New York Times under the jarring headline, ‘Soviets Reported Trying 11, Mostly Jews, in Hijacking.’ Few could have predicted that...