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  • Golden Dawn member convicted for threatening to put migrants in ovens

    by JTA

    5 days ago

    A member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was found guilty of inciting racist violence after threatening to turn immigrants into soap and to put them in ovens.

    Alexandros Plomeratis, a losing candidate for the party in recent elections, was given a one-year suspended jail...

  • Brussels Jewish Museum opens its doors four months after shooting

    by Julia Fioretti, Reuters

    6 days ago

    Four months after a shooting that killed four people, the Brussels Jewish Museum opened its doors to the public again on Sunday in a solemn ceremony attended by Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.

    The museum in central Brussels had been closed since the May 24 attack by a gunman...

  • Belarus museum opens exhibit about Ariel Sharon

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    The National History Museum of Belarus inaugurated an exhibition about Ariel Sharon.

    Titled “Profile of a Leader,” the exhibition on the late Israeli prime minister was launched Monday on the entrance floor of the state museum. The ceremony was attended by diplomats, Jewish...

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  • North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

    by James Pearson, Reuters

    6 days ago

    North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release.

    Miller joins Kenneth Bae...

  • Auschwitz guard, now 93, charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his service as a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz.

    Oskar Groening of Hannover, Germany, has acknowledged that he was a guard at Auschwitz but said he did not personally commit any of the...

  • Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    6 days ago

    Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.

    But at Frank Angell’s house, his windows are empty and his yard is bare.

    A former local council...

  • Netanyahu following Briton’s beheading: ISIS, Hamas ‘branches of same poisonous tree’

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called ISIS and Hamas “branches of the same poisonous tree” after ISIS released a video showing the beheading of a British aid worker.

    ISIS, or the Islamic State, on Saturday released a video showing the apparent murder of David Haines,...

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