SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher slaughter.
All that glitters, according to European investors, at least, isn’t Gold ... stone.
On the very day the European Parliament endorsed the Goldstone report accusing Israel and Hamas of war crimes during the 2008-2009 Gaza war, European money managers were rushing to buy a nearly $2 million Israeli bond issue.
“These people are professionals and all of them were impressed with our economy,” said Zvi Chalamish, Israel’s consul and chief fiscal officer for the Ministry of Finance here.
David Marwell, director of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, is among that small, but notable, group of historians and scholars whose career focus is on examining the Holocaust, making some sense of it, and conveying its lessons more than 60 years later.
But learned as Marwell is in the field, he avoided introducing his own children to the full horror of the Holocaust until he considered them old enough to absorb it.
Sixty-five years ago, France tried to show its loyalty to the Nazis.
Last week, France showed its loyalty to history.On the anniversary of the July 1942 deportation of some 13,000 Jews by Vichy police from a bicycle stadium that served as a transit camp, French officials took part in a series of memorial events.