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  • Evidence supports Arafat poisoning theory, wider probe needed

    November 7, 2013 | 10:55 am

    The remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat showed test results consistent with polonium poisoning and should lead to a judicial investigation even if they were not absolute proof that he died that way, Swiss experts said on Thursday.

    The two forensic experts were part of an...

  • Russian official rules out Arafat polonium poisoning

    November 6, 2013 | 10:02 am

    The head of a Russian forensics agency said on Tuesday that samples from the body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had revealed no traces of radioactive polonium, a Russian news agency reported.

    However, the government scientific body later denied that it had made any official...

  • Palestinian leader Arafat was murdered with polonium, widow says

    November 6, 2013 | 9:51 am

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.

    "We are revealing a real crime, a political assassination," she told Reuters in...

  • Swiss polling firm wants to know if Jews have too much power

    August 23, 2013 | 9:52 am

    A Swiss polling company working for an undisclosed client is conducting a survey about Jewish power.

    Annie Mumenthaler, a representative of Switzerland’s ruling UDC party from the Lausanne suburb of Pully, told the news site 24 Heures that an employee of the Demoscope polling...

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  • French Nazi hunter: Swiss Shoah record better than believed

    February 14, 2013 | 4:51 am

    Swiss authorities turned away only 3,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust and not 24,500 as believed, French Nazi hunter and historian Serge Klarsfeld said.

    Klarsfeld told Switzerland’s Der Sonntag newspaper that the figure of 24,500 came from imprecise archive material...

  • Report: Swiss kicked out Jews despite knowing of ‘final solution’

    January 28, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    The Swiss government knew about the Nazi program to wipe out Jews in 1942 -- earlier than previously known -- documents publicized by a Swiss television station suggest.

    A report aired by the German-language station SRF on Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, said the...

  • Swiss army officer slammed for praising Nazi-era German general

    December 13, 2012 | 10:48 am

    A Swiss army commander reportedly praised Nazi-era German general Erwin Rommel before a group of officers, holding up Rommel as an example for the Swiss army to follow.

    According to a report in the Swiss newspaper Der Sonntag, the officer, a lieutenant colonel identified only as...

  • Swiss report: Museums should investigate Nazi-era art

    January 26, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    A Swiss government report has concluded that the country’s museums should more intensively investigate whether they hold artwork looted during the Nazi era.

    The report, published this week by the Federal Culture Office, summarizes the results of a survey of 551 Swiss museums on the...

  • Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers
     
    The U.S. Congress rescinded language in Pentagon orders that allowed military chaplains to mention Jesus in official prayers. Controversy over including similar language in the Defense...
  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands March for Israel in New York

    Tens of thousands gathered in New York to salute Israel. Marchers and onlookers filled Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Israel Day Parade.

    Palestinians Fake Jenin Funerals

    Palestinians reportedly have been holding...

  • Swiss Attack Jewish Ritual

    By Fredy Rom

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Swiss government has launched a campaign to end a century-old law barring Jewish ritual slaughter.

    Launched by Economics Minister Pasqual Couchepin, the campaign has created a heated outcry against any lessening of the prohibition.

    It also prompted fears of a widespread...

  • 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...

  • Holocaust Survivors To Receive Payments

    July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Payments from a $1.25 billion settlement reached last year with several Swiss banks will start reaching Holocaust survivors by the second half of next year, according to the executive director of the World Jewish Congress.

    Some details of the payout plan still need to be worked out by...

  • Conflicting Stories

    By Tom Tugend

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    During World War II, did an anti-Semitic Swiss government split upJewish refugee families, require the men to perform backbreaking workin forced labor camps, and treat Jews markedly worse than Christianrefugees?

    Or, on the contrary, were Jewish refugees generally treated withdecency...

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