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Author Imre Kertesz, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 86

03/31/2016 - 10:50

Imre Kertesz, a Holocaust survivor who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died.

Hungarian literature Nobel prize Imre Kertesz at the International Berlin Film Festival in 2005. Getty Images

Study: Associated Press Formally Cooperated With Hitler’s Nazi Regime

03/30/2016 - 12:02

The Associated Press formally cooperated with the Hitler regime, including providing material produced by the Nazis’ propaganda ministry, a German historian alleges in a new study.

German Fuhrer and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler addressing soldiers with his back facing the camera at a Nazi rally in Germany. JTA

In Brussels, ‘Jews Are The Canary In The Coal Mine’

Anti-Israel politics becoming part of the story in Belgium.

03/29/2016 - 18:50
Staff Writer

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for last week’s terror attacks at Belgium’s airport and subway that killed at least 35 — including four Americans — and injured more than 300, but within hours Palestinians or their Arab sympathizers injected an anti-Israel tinge.

Amid reports of repeated security failures, many Belgian Jews feel their government is leaving them vulnerable. Cnaan Liphshiz

Artist Leaves Anti-Semitic Graffiti On Versailles Sculpture

In "lament to a state of intolerance," Anish Kapoor let the graffiti on his sculpture remain.

03/29/2016 - 16:53
Staff Writer

What is the best response when anti-Semitic graffiti appears on a Jewish building or some other Jewish-identified site? Remove it immediately, to avoid upsetting people? Or leave it up, to serve as a warning of the extent of the extent of bias? It’s an ongoing debate in some Jewish circles.

The sculpture by Anish Kapoor in the Versailles Gardens has been defaced a number of times with anti-Semitic slurs. Getty Images

Belgian Jew Who Lost Leg In Brussels Attack Moving To Israel

03/29/2016 - 11:30

A Belgian Jew whose leg was blown off in a suicide bombing at Brussels’ main airport said he would immigrate to Israel.

Walter Benjamin speaking to Israel’s Channel 2 News from his hospital bed in Brussels, March 28, 2016. JTA

Belgian Jewish Official Ties Attacks To Treatment Of Jews

‘Jews are the canary in the coal mine,’ says president of Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism.

03/26/2016 - 21:32
Staff Writer

Purim celebrations were largely canceled in Brussels this week, not only at the request of the police but because they would have been unseemly after Tuesday’s terrorist attacks that killed at least 31 and injured 270 more.

A view of bomb damage at the Brussels airport on March 22, 2016. JTA

With Purim Blowout Canceled, Haredi Rockers Provide Belgian Jews Solace In Private Show

03/24/2016 - 16:30
JTA

When they boarded a plane for Belgium on Monday, the Haredi pop stars Gil and Aryeh Gat were on a mission to bring extra cheer to one of the world’s happiest Jewish events: Purim in Antwerp.

Haredi pop stars Gil and Aryeh Gat. JTA

Ukraine To Allocate $1 Million For Babi Yar Memorial

03/24/2016 - 10:58

The Ukrainian government pledged to allocate approximately $1 million toward the construction of a Holocaust memorial monument at the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev.

Babi Yar Memorial. Wikimedia Commons

Brussels Jewish Community On Edge

Lockdown after twin attacks kill at least 34; Netanyahu links Belgium, Istanbul attacks to Israel’s terror fight at home.

03/22/2016 - 17:14

Jewish schools and other institutions in Antwerp and Brussels went into lockdown following attacks in Belgium that killed at least 34 people at the main airport and in the metro in Brussels.

A view of bomb damage at Zaventem Airport in Brussels following Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the Belgian capital.

At Least 34 Dead In Brussels Attacks, Belgium’s Jewish Schools Locked Down

03/22/2016 - 10:32

Jewish schools and other institutions in Antwerp and Brussels went into lockdown following attacks in Belgium that killed at least 34 people at the main airport and in the metro in Brussels.

A view of bomb damage at Zaventem Airport in Brussels following a terrorist attack in the Belgian capital, March 22, 2016. JTA
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