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Identity. Who is this polish Jew?

Michał Zajda/ Poland

May 31, 2012 | 3:50 pm

The next topic I would like to consider is the issue of self-determination. For over a year, I have been collecting the stories of people who are, one could say, interesting! Indeed, these... read on

  • Film festival in Budapest

    Dana Addadi

    May 31, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    The second Israeli documentary film festival in Budapest opened with “Dolphin boy”- the story of a young boy from Kallansua treated for trauma at Eilat’s Dolphin reef. Dr. Vered Glickman, director of the first Israeli cultural institute, is focusing on one goal: paying tribute to... read on

  • A buried cemetery . Old Jewish Cemetery of Pressburg

    Pavel Pustelnik

    May 31, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    We are waiting outside. The wind is whipping our faces and nothing can stop it from penetrating closely tight coats. The sky is dark and does not promise any sun that day. We are trying to reach the Jewish Cemetery in Bratislava.

    ‘Please come inside, there will be less noise. We are... read on

  • European Jewish Revival in the Face of Pessimism The Paideia Alumni Conference 2012

    Masha Pryven

    May 25, 2012 | 3:32 am

    This last month of Spring began, for many, with an exciting and inspiring event: The Paideia Alumni Conference 2012. Annually a European city is selected to host the conference that invites the graduates from the Jewish Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden to meet, converse,... read on

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  • A wake-up call

    Tal Ofer

    May 23, 2012 | 8:00 am

    04/21/2012

    It was after lunch several Fridays ago that I politely declined an offer to have a beer with a friend and told him I had to go elsewhere instead – a counter-demonstration organized by British Israel Coalition outside the Israeli Embassy in High St. Kensington.

    The... read on

  • EU sanctions are key in preventing a nuclear Iran

    Tal Ofer

    May 23, 2012 | 7:53 am

    April 12, 2012
    This Saturday in Istanbul, Catherine Ashton, the EU Foreign Policy chief, will lead the P5+1 talks with Iran over its nuclear program – more than a year after the last negotiated attempt failed because Iran wasn’t prepared to discuss its nuclear program unless the... read on

  • “What must be said about Gunter Grass”

    Tal Ofer

    May 23, 2012 | 7:37 am

    05 April 2012
    The abhorrent poem which German Nobel Prize laureate Günter Grass published at the Suddeutsch Zeitung is definitely not going to win him prizes nor plaudits. The former Waffen SS man accused Israel of plotting to ‘wipe out’ the Iranian people, and that Israel poses... read on

  • Antisemitism still alive in Europe

    Tal Ofer

    May 23, 2012 | 7:33 am

    1 March 2012
    Like many others, I was appalled when I heard about the disgraceful comments Baroness Tonge made during an event at Middlesex University last week, which was part of the ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’  held on different campuses. In addition to that the police are... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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