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Jean-Marie Le Pen Must Stand Trial For Gas Chamber Description

07/29/2015 - 20:00

Far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen was summoned to stand trial for denying crimes against humanity.

Exhibit Recounts St. John Paul II’s Relationship To Jewish Community

07/29/2015 - 20:00
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Vatican City - An exhibition exploring the relationship between St. John Paul II and the Jewish community opened at the Vatican on Wednesday (July 29), weaving together the story of the Polish pontiff’s life against the backdrop of Jewish history.

Pope John Paul II chats with emeritus Rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff as Abdulawahab Hussein Gomaa, imam of Rome Mosque, looks on. RNS

Poland, Make Restitution, Urge State Officials In Letter

New York State helped induce Swiss banks to compensate survivors and heirs, say comptrollers.

07/29/2015 - 20:00
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The heads of three of the largest government pension funds in the United States called upon Poland today to make restitution to the owners and heirs of property confiscated by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

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Pollard Reflects On Hopes Dashed

U.S. denies spy's release is linked to Iran deal; 30-year sentence widely seen as excessive.

07/28/2015 - 20:00

Jonathan Pollard, who will be released from prison Nov. 21, 30 years to the day after he was arrested by FBI agents outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, once shared with The Jewish Week his reaction to reports — later proved false — that he was about to be freed in 1996.

Israeli protestors call for the release of Jonathan Pollard in 2014. Getty Images

5 Faith Facts About Amy Winehouse: She Hated Hebrew School, Loved Family Celebrations

07/27/2015 - 20:00
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Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four years ago Thursday (July 23), is back in the spotlight with the July 3 release of the documentary “Amy.” In it, she is frequently seen wearing a thick, gold Star of David pendant around her neck.

British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London on February 20, 2008. RNS

Dermer Criticizes Huckabee On Holocaust-Iran Deal Analogy

07/27/2015 - 20:00

Israel’s ambassador to the United States slammed Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for saying President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the oven” as part of the Iran nuclear deal.

Quran Fragments Date Back Almost To Muhammed's Time

Hand In Hand school was a symbol of coexistence in Jerusalem.

07/22/2015 - 20:00

Canterbury, England - What could turn out to be the world’s oldest fragments of the Quran have been found at the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom’s second-largest city, with a 28 percent Muslim population.

These Quran manuscripts were brought to England in the late 1920s and were lying in a drawer. RNS

Muslim Funny Fest: Using Comedy To Combat Hate

07/21/2015 - 20:00

“Muslim Funny Fest,” billed as the first-ever American Muslim comedy festival, kicks off Tuesday (July 21) in New York City and runs for three nights.

Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid, two comedians who organized “Muslim Funny Fest,” which opens Tuesday (July 21) in NYC. RNS

Cameron Lays Out Plan To Combat Islamic Extremism

07/20/2015 - 20:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out a five-year plan to combat Islamic extremism, including curbing anti-Semitism.

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