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Morocco Opens $1.5 Million Center Dedicated to Jewish Culture in City of Essaouira

MOROCCO (JTA) — Morocco’s king has inaugurated a $1.5 million center dedicated to Jewish culture in the city of Essaouira. Last week, King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration ...

In First, Dutch Prime Minister Apologizes for How Government Failed Its Jews During Holocaust

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologized for how his kingdom’s wartime government failed its Jews, a first by a sitting prime minister Rutte, on Sunday durin...

Bernie Sanders Rolls out Video Casting Trump as Threat to Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders launched a campaign video highlighting his Jewish identity and casting President Donald Trump as part of the white nationalist threat. The four...

Restorers Find Chest Full of Precious Judaica Items in Former Polish Synagogue

WARSAW, POLAND (JTA) - Restorers working on a building that used to house a synagogue near Krakow, Poland, found a chest inside a wall containing precious silverware and Jewish art...

Rashida Tlaib Retweets Then Removes Account Falsely Implicating Israelis in Palestinian Child’s Death

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted then removed a tweet falsely blaming Israelis for the death of a Palestinian child. Tlaib, a Palestinian American who is a Michig...

Michael Bloomberg Launches Jewish Outreach

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor running for president, is launching his Jewish outreach in Miami. Bloomberg is rolling out “United for Mike,” the...

Europe’s Bishops Mark Auschwitz Anniversary Denouncing Hate

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's Catholic bishops are marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a statement denouncing anti-Semitism and the “manipulation" of ...

For Auschwitz Survivor, Telling Her Story Is Reason to Live

NEW YORK (AP) — Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschw...

2 Men Attempt Robbery Inside Baltimore Synagogue

BALTIMORE (VINnews) — Baltimore police are searching for two individuals, who are suspects in several robberies that occurred on January 24, one of them inside a synagogue. Acco...

Prince Charles Visits Jerusalem Tomb of Unique Ancestor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked...

Italy: Anti-Semitic Scrawl on Nazi Camp Survivor’s Door

MILAN (AP) — Anti-Semitic writing was scrawled overnight on the door of a now-deceased member of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance who survived a Nazi concentration camp, a famil...

Russian Auschwitz Survivor: Only Coincidence That I Lived

MOSCOW (AP) — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive. “Remembering all ...

Putin Skews Holocaust History at Global Auschwitz Commemoration Event in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before the longtime leade...

Seventy Five Years Later, ‘Anne Frank’ Of Auschwitz Reveals Secret Diary

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald, a 90-year-old resident of Jerusalem, is a Holocaust survivor like some 200,000 other Israelis ,but she has just revealed a unique di...

Israeli Teen Stumbles On Greek Antiquity While Foraging For Mushrooms

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli seventh-grader who was foraging for mushrooms near his home unearthed a marble slab with a Greek inscription from the Byzantine period. Stav Meir, 1...

In Jerusalem, Leaders Vow To Learn From Holocaust, Offer Competing Lessons

JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn cerem...

Jason Greenblatt Says He Left Trump Administration Due To Israeli Political Turbulence — And Yeshiva Tuitions

NEW YORK (JTA) - Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in ...

Pence Says Israel PM, Rival Invited To US To Discuss Peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz have been invited to Washington next week to disc...

WATCH: VP Pence Visits Western Wall In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. He was accompanied Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Net...

Islamic Leaders Make ‘Groundbreaking’ Visit To Auschwitz

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership d...

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