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Hungarian Jews Today Face Shoah Distortion

Bigotry, Holocaust distortion confront a community balancing fear and hope.

03/11/2014 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Seventy years after the decimation of Hungarian Jewry in 1944, the surviving community is balancing fear and hope in a country that has rarely rewarded the latter.

Members of the Hungarian Jewish community and their supporters protest the election of a far-right party. Getty Images

Will Ukraine Crisis Have Fallout For Iran Nuclear Talks?

Most foreign policy experts say stakes are too high for Russia to use issue against West.

03/10/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Washington — The world powers holding a new round of nuclear talks with Iran starting next week are divided by another issue of geopolitical importance: the crisis in Ukraine.

The first fuel is loaded at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant in August 2010. Getty Images

France To Return Nazi-Looted Art As ‘Monuments Men’ Hits French Screens

03/09/2014 - 20:00

Ahead of the French premier of a Hollywood film on art looted by Nazi Germany, France has announced the restitution of three precious paintings.

Fresh Fears For Jews In Ukraine Amid Strife

Community’s chief rabbi, speaking here, points fingers at Russians.

03/04/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

As Russia’s grip over the Crimean Peninsula tightened this week, the deteriorating political situation in Ukraine could threaten the security of the country’s Jewish community, leaders of Ukrainian Jewry warn.

The Simferopol Reform Synagogue Ner Tamid in the Crimea was hit last week with an anti-Semitic attack. JTA

$1 Million From Interfaith Group To Aid Ukraine Jews Amid Turmoil

Community on edge as parliament installs interim leader.

02/24/2014 - 19:00
JTA

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval.

Alena Druzhynina of the Joint Distribution Committee, in white helmet, entered tense Independence Square in Kiev.  JTA

German Newspaper Alters Cartoon Called Anti-Semitic

02/24/2014 - 19:00

BERLIN  — A caricature of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a German newspaper has drawn charges of anti-Semitism against the artist and newspaper.

German Newspaper Alters Zuckerberg Cartoon Called Anti-Semitic

02/24/2014 - 19:00

BERLIN  — A caricature of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a German newspaper has drawn charges of anti-Semitism against the artist and newspaper.

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

02/24/2014 - 19:00

MADRID  — A 15th century mikvah was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain.

Jewish Agency Offering Emergency Help To Ukraine's Jews

02/23/2014 - 19:00

The Jewish Agency said it would offer immediate emergency assistance to the Jewish community of coup-ravaged Ukraine and help secure its institutions.

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky’s announcement on Saturday came hours after protests in the former Soviet republic forced President Viktor Yanukovych to flee Kiev and the parliament announced new presidential elections for late May. Dozens died in violent demonstrations leading to the coup.

People lay flowers for protesters killed in past weeks' clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square. Getty Images

Oldest Holocaust Survivor Dies At 110

02/23/2014 - 19:00

Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died.

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