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Auschwitz Survivor Inspires Some, But Angers Polish Leaders

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An Auschwitz survivor's warning about indifference to discrimination is reverberating strongly in his native Poland, with some people praising the 93-year-old...

Sanders Builds A Deeper Jewish Identity On The 2020 Trail

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders is approaching next week’s Iowa caucuses in a position to become the first major-party Jewish presidential nominee in the nation’s history. And at a ...

Palestinian Refugees Insulted By Trump’s ‘Shameful’ Deal

BEIRUT (AP) — “Insulting.” “Shameful." “A disgrace.” Those were some of the words used by Palestinian refugees in Lebanon on Wednesday to describe a White House plan for ending the...

French President Under Fire For Criticizing Decision Not To Hold Trial For Jewish Woman’s Murderer

PARIS (JTA) — French President Emmanuel Macron is under fire from top members of the judiciary after criticizing a court decision not to have a trial for a Jewish woman’s killer. ...

Putin Pardons Israeli Woman Jailed In Russia On Drug Charges

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned an Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, the Kremlin said Wednesday. The Kremlin said a presidential decree...

Israeli President: Germany Must Win Anti-Semitism Fight

1BERLIN (AP) — Lamenting rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Israel's president said Germany “must not fail” in fighting it as he addressed German lawmakers Wednesday to mark the 75th ...

Analysis: Israel Will Seize The Opportunity, Palestinians Will Miss It

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The announcement of President Trump's 'Deal Of The Century' January 28th could and should be a historic opportunity both for Israel and the Palestinians, but ...

Stolen Marc Chagall Painting Of ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Sells For $130,000 At Auction In Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A painting by Jewish modernist Marc Chagall sold at auction for $130,000, the lowest estimated bid suggested by the auction house. The buyer, from Tel Aviv, wi...

Brazilian Governor At Remembrance Ceremony Calls Holocaust ‘Humankind’s Day Of Shame’

SAO PAULO, Brazil (JTA) — The governor of Brazil’s largest state called the Holocaust “humankind’s day of shame” at the official ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembranc...

WATCH: Holocaust Survivor Emotionally Recounts His Experiences, Slams President Roosevelt

AUSCHWITZ (VINnews) — In a particularly moving scene, a Holocaust survivor visiting Auschwitz was seen recounting his Holocaust experiences to a group of boys. The man in the vi...

US Embassy In Jerusalem Issues Israel Security Alert As Peace Plan Unveiled

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Moments after President Donald Trump announced his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem released a security alert tha...

Opinion: The Tragic Death Of An 8-Year-Old Palestinian Brought Jerusalem’s Jews And Arabs Together

JERUSALEM (JTA) — On Friday, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, 8-year-old Qais Abd Abu Ramileh drowned in a pit filled by last week’s torrential rains. Reading the news...

US Attorney General William Barr In Boro Park, Meets Jewish Leaders Over Anti-Semism

BORO PARK (VINnews) — U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr met with Jewish leaders in Boro Park on Tuesday, amid a recent uptick in anti-Semitism across New York City. The meeting wa...

Historians: Sobibor Death Camp Photos May Feature Demjanjuk

BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanj...

Israeli President Warns Of Hatred During Berlin School Visit

BERLIN (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited a centuries-old Jewish high school in Berlin on Tuesday, telling students from a mix of religious and ethnic backgrounds about...

She Has 6 Employees And Less Than $2 Million. The Mission: Stop Anti-Semitism In New York City

NEW YORK (JTA) — Earlier this month, Deborah Lauter stood in a Holocaust museum among students of color from a Brooklyn public school trying to explain why the museum is relevant t...

Kate Middleton Shares Her Personal Portraits of Holocaust Survivors

LONDON (JTA) - Kate Middleton, the duchess of Kensington, has released photo portraits she took of two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren. The photos released on Monda...

After The Trial’s Over, President Trump’s Impeachment Battles Could Determine Who Holds Real Power In The US Government

WASHINGTON - (AP-THE CONVERSATION) The legal and constitutional battles sparked by President Trump’s behavior could affect how the U.S. government works for generations, long after...

NY Governor Joins World Leaders In Attending 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Nazi Concentration Auschwitz-Birkenau

OSWIECIM, Poland - (VINnews) During his trip to Poland, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recommitted to fighting anti-Semitism in all its forms with actions that include passing a first-in...

‘Jewish Nobel’ Prize Cuts Ties With Netanyahu’s Office

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office will no longer be involved with awarding the annual Genesis Prize, nicknamed the “Jewish Nobel,” in order to keep the honor fro...

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