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Yiddish Institute Yivo, Facing Budget Shortfall, Lays Off Its Library Staff

NEW YORK (JTA) - The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which preserves and promotes the study of Eastern European and Yiddish culture, has laid off four librarians to make up for...

Most American Adults Don’t Know 6 Million Jews Were Killed In The Holocaust, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Half of American adults are unaware of basic facts regarding Nazism and the Holocaust, including the number of Jews who were killed and how Nazis came to power. ...

Pelosi-Led Congressional Delegation Visits Krakow Jewish Center

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Jewish community center in Krakow along with a congressional delegation and received honorary membership. The bipa...

Opinion: The Israeli Left Is Dead. Can Jewish And Arab Cooperation Save It?

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two center-left parties in Israel merged their electoral lists last week ahead of a submission deadline for the March 2 election. Labor, the “founding party” of I...

On Patrol With Monsey Hasidic Security Force

MONSEY, N.Y. (JTA) — Eleven days after a man barged into a rabbi’s home on Hanukkah here and stabbed five Jews, Josef Margaretten was patrolling this Hasidic neighborhood in an SUV...

Polish Lawmaker Posts On Social Media Drawing Of Cows Wearing Striped Nazi Camp Uniform

BRUSSELS (JTA) - A Polish lawmaker at the European Parliament shared on social media a drawing showing cows at a slaughterhouse wearing striped uniforms with yellow stars like the ...

WATCH: French President Macron Gets Testy With Israeli Police in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered one o...

Auschwitz Survivor Who Was Just 2 At Liberation Nurses Scars

MUNICH (AP) — Only 2 years old and so ill she had to stay on for weeks after liberation, Eva Umlauf was one of the youngest prisoners to be freed from Auschwitz. Although she ha...

Report: New Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Involved In 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish Center Attack

NEW YORK (VINnews) — The new deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi (64), was involved in the 1994 bombing of t...

Ukraine’s Jewish President Heaps Praise on Israel in Pre-Visit Interview

UKRAINE (JTA) - President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine extolled Israelis as a “united, strong, powerful” and “unique” people in his first interview for an Israeli publication. ...

Serbian President Flies Yellow Flag With Star of David to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

BELGRADE (JTA) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is flying a yellow flag to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at his official residence in in the capital of Belgrade. The flag, ...

Minnesota Man Exposed as Commander of Nazi-Led Unit Dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander of a Nazi-led unit accused of war atrocities has died. Michael Karkoc, w...

German Court May Reject Appeal to Remove Anti-Semitic Relic

NAUMBURG, Germany (AP) — A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Sem...

Hamas Official Threatens More Explosive Balloons Into Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the Gaza Strip recently were a signal to Israel to accelerate unofficial “understandings” meant to ease ...

Transgender Woman Gives up Legal Fight to See Her Haredi Orthodox Children

LONDON (JTA) - A transgender woman in England has given up her legal fight to see her five haredi Orthodox children. The woman has not seen the children, whom she fathered when ...

Is It Ethical to Show Holocaust Images?

NEW YORK (AP -The Conversation) - Seventy-five years ago, the world first saw the horrors of Nazi concentration camps. Shot by photographers Lee Miller, George Rodger and others...

Israel’s Security Force for World Holocaust Forum Will Be Nearly 10,000 Strong

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A security force nearly 10,000 strong will be protecting world leaders and others attending the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Thursday. ...

Poland Calls on Putin to Tell Truth at WWII Event in Israel

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to refrain from using World War II and Holocaust victims for current political goals and pointed to wa...

Benny Gantz Says He Will Annex Jordan Valley After Elections

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Benny Gantz said that following national elections in March, he will work to establish Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley “in coordination with the inter...

New Sentencing Ordered for Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction Tuesday but ordered a resentencing after reversing the convic...