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  • As London burns, riots spread to Jewish communities

    August 9, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    While some Jews in London marked Tisha b’Av on Tuesday by lamenting the burning of the Holy Temples on that day some two millennia ago, other London Jews watched as their city burned amid widespread rioting.

    “Everyone is shocked,” Joel Braunold, a lifelong Londoner, told JTA in a...

  • Artful Solution to Nazi Looting

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After six years of litigation and diplomatic battles over Nazi-looted art, in a legal case stretching from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to Vienna and back, the Austrian government has agreed with Maria Altmann, an 89-year old widow, to let arbitration decide who now owns...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Committee Wants Inspection of Western Wall

    A U.N. group offered to inspect a portion of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that could soon collapse. It is unclear whether Israel will accept the offer from the group, which is affiliated with UNESCO. In a letter to Israeli Prime...

  • Ten Years After: The Jews Remain

    By Joel Kotkin

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Recent events in the Middle East have been enough to make anyone pessimistic about the future of ethnic relations. But the situation here in Los Angeles -- 10 years after the disastrous riots of April 1992 -- gives some hope that racial reconciliation still has a future.

    It is hard...

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  • Whose Money?

    By Michael J

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Since 1996, Jewish groups and their lawyers have gone to the mat with the likes of the Germans, the Swiss and the French, extracting $9 billion in restitution for the evil wrought in Europe by Nazi forces and their collaborators.

    While the entire process is gradually winding down, a...

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