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  • Jewish leaders, groups welcome Pope Francis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    Jewish leaders around the world welcomed Wednesday’s selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, 76, who took the name Francis upon his selection, has been the archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998 and is the first from the...

  • Peres the prophet

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    This story has been updated with a correction.

    When Shimon Peres appeared at the Beverly Hilton on March 8 before an audience of more than 1,000 Israel supporters, the Israeli president received two standing ovations — before he even uttered a single word.

    Peres had just...

  • New design set for Jerusalem tolerance museum

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    Architectural designs for a trimmed-down Museum of Tolerance in the center of Jerusalem, featuring massive top-to-bottom glass walls facing the city’s Independence Park, have been unveiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Wiesenthal...

  • Protests over Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance spread

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 10, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    For years, the Simon Wiesenthal Center faced protests and lawsuits over its plans to build a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. The legal challenges, which had halted construction, faded last month after Israel's Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in favor of the project. But...
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  • Israel Supreme Court OKs Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem project

    By Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2008 | 5:31 pm

    JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Simon Wiesenthal Center can build its long-planned Center for Human Dignity-Museum of Tolerance on a contested site in the middle of Jerusalem.

    The decision came eight years after the initial announcement that famed...
  • Wiesenthal’s Project in Jerusalem on Hold Amid Dispute

    By Tom Tugend

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Since its beginning in 1977, with one phone and a very long extension cord, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has seemingly moved from one success to the next, with its shrewd, strategic planning and winning message of tolerance. Now it faces a daunting, unfamiliar and...

  • Gibson Film Is a Frontal Assault on Jews

    By Marvin Hier

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Mel Gibson's film is nothing less then a frontal assault and a collective indictment of the entire Jewish community during the time of Jesus.

    For two hours during "The Passion of the Christ," not a single Jew opposed to Jesus utters an intelligent sentence. Gibson's Jews are...

  • Blame Saddam, Not Jews

    By Marvin Hier

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Every time we seem to turn a corner in the battle against anti-Semitism, a new strain of the virus emerges. The latest strain is to blame America's war against Iraq on the Jews.

    Last week, it was Democratic Rep. James Moran of Virginia who said, "If it were not for the strong...

  • Lessons from the Mahane Yehuda Tragedy

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Tragically, the horrible terrorist attack against civilians at the Mahane Yehuda marketplace in Jerusalem leaves all of us numb and, at the same time, reminds us that the memories of Jewish history live on.

    The attack took place during the period known as the Three Weeks, a period...