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  • Israel closing five consulates, including Philadelphia

    January 6, 2016 | 1:47 pm

    In a budget-cutting move, Israel is closing five of its diplomatic offices around the world.

    The affected consulates are in Philadelphia, Belarus, El Salvador and Marseilles, France, along with a “roving ambassador” to the Caribbean, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

  • Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93

    May 29, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Vladimir Katriuk, a native Ukrainian who avoided deportation from Canada for 64 years after hiding his Nazi past to move there, died peacefully in Quebec.

    Katriuk, who was 93, died on May 22, according to his lawyer.

    For years Katriuk was second on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s...

  • Belarus falls (literally) all over native son Eliezer Ben Yehuda

    September 30, 2014 | 10:32 am

    The sun was already at a zenith when a bus full Jewish tourists rolled into the small Belarusian town of Glubokoe.

    The drab building style and visible poverty of this ex-Soviet town failed to excite the passengers – journalists and VIP participants of the Belarus conference...

  • Reading between the lines of, ‘Thank God it was the Americans’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 12, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    As reported by Bloomberg, five Black Hawk U.S. army helicopters and one Chinook chopper descended on a Polish farm in the town of Gruta on Wednesday in an emergency landing that was precipitated by thick fog. (Great photos available here.)

    Understandably, the residents freaked...

  • Belarus Jewish leader convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to time served

    March 29, 2013 | 8:12 am

    Yuri Dorn, a Jewish community leader in Belarus, was convicted for tax evasion but set free after a year in jail.

    Dorn, president of the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations in Belarus, was arrested in March 2012 on allegations that he had mismanaged the community’s property...

  • Belarus Holocaust memorial vandalized

    June 4, 2012 | 11:17 am

    A Holocaust memorial in eastern Belarus was vandalized.

    Brown paint was poured over about 60 percent of the marker, on the site of the Jewish ghetto in the Belarusian city of Mahileu, according to Radio Free Europe.

    It is not known who damaged the memorial.

    Jews have lived in Mahileu since the 16th century, Radio Free Europe reported.

  • Ex-Israeli ambassador to Belarus is indicted for aiding Lieberman

    May 2, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Israel’s former ambassador to Belarus was indicted for providing Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with documents relating to an investigation against Lieberman.

    As part of a plea bargain, Ze’ev Ben Aryeh admitted to turning over to Lieberman a copy of a police request to...

  • Belarus synagogue vandalized again

    November 15, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A synagogue in eastern Belarus was vandalized for the second time.

    The windows of the synagogue, located in the city of Babruysk, were smashed in early Monday morning, Radio Free Europe reported.

    On Nov. 11, the day after commemorations around the world for Kristallnacht, a swastika and the words “Death to Jews” was painted on the synagogue’s fence.

    About 50 people, most of them elderly, belong to the synagogue, the synagogue’s secretary, Maya Savatseyeva, told Radio Free Europe.

  • U.S. sanctions Belarus company on Iran

    March 30, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The United States sanctioned a state-owned energy company in Belarus for doing business with Iran.

    Belarusneft entered into a $500 million contract with the NaftIran Intertrade Company in 2007 for the development of the Jofeir oilfield in Iran, the State Department said in an...

  • ‘Defiance’ celebrates Jews’ daring acts of WW II resistance

    By Tom Tugend

    December 25, 2008 | 6:28 pm

    "Every day of freedom is like an act of faith," says Tuvia Bielski, one of three brothers who led a partisan group battling Nazi troops in the forests of Belarus.

    Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber) and Asael (Jamie Bell) are the heroes of "Defiance," which chronicles not only...

  • IFF: Belarus actress returns with a hat trick

    By Yana Ivrii

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    After an absence of several years, Belarusian-born actress Yavgenia Dodina has returned to Israeli cinema -- and in a big way, releasing two films in the final months of 2006 and preparing for the release of a third early this new year.

    No one needs you when you're down, the actress...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Bush Blasts Attacks

    President Bush lashed out at those responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place across Europe. "We reject the ancient evil of anti-Semitism," Bush said during a speech Tuesday, referring specifically to "those who burn synagogues in...