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The last reunion?

The last reunion?

PRAGUE — When they announced the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish officials insisted that at this year’s event, “the eyes of the world will be focused” on about 300 Holocaust survivors whose presence Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the former Nazi death camp near Cracow may be the last gathering of its sort.

The generation of Holocaust survivors, after all, is dying out.

Yet critics are charging that politics and tensions between Russia and its neighbors are nonetheless eclipsing the focus on the survivors and even muddying the historical record.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:25 )

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Murder in Argentina?

Murder in Argentina?BUENOS AIRES — The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller. Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people — was found dead in his apartment just hours before he was to present evidence to Argentina’s congress that he said implicated his country’s president and foreign minister in a nefarious cover-up. The charge...
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French Jewry 101

French Jewry 101NEW YORK — Last week’s deadly hostage siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris has French Jews (and some non-Jews) proclaiming “Je suis juif,” or “I am Jewish,” in solidarity with the four people killed in the attack. Who are the Jews of France? Here’s a primer. How many Jews are there in France? About 500,000, the most of any European nation and more than any other country in the world except for Israel and the US. How does that compare to other faith groups in the country?...
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Four hostages killed in siege at kosher grocery in Paris

Four hostages killed in siege at kosher grocery in ParisSeveral hostages were killed as simultaneous police raids on Friday ended the two hostage crises in Paris, one of which was at a kosher supermarket. The raids also left all of the captors dead, including the two brothers suspected with perpetrating Wednesday’s attack at Charlie Hebdo. The hostage situation at Hyper Cacher, a kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes in Paris’ 12th arrondissement, began at 1 p.m. local time Friday, when the store is usually full of Jewish shoppers preparin...
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12 killed in attack on French magazine; assailants identified [UPDATED]

12 killed in attack on French magazine; assailants identified [UPDATED]An attack on the Paris headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine has left at least 12 people dead, including the Jewish caricaturist Georges Wolinski. Footage from the scene of Wednesday’s attack posted on the French news website JSSnews.com shows two heavily armed men exiting a black car and shooting a rifle at a police officer near the building. One of the masked assailants then approaches the officer and shoots him in the head. Ten people also were wounded in the attack; four a...

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2015 11:06 )

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Arab-Israeli man charged with fighting for ISIS

Marcy Oster The Nazareth man, about 20, fought in Fallujah and was seriously injured, according to Israel’s Shin Bet security service. ... [Link]

Italy’s new president, at site of Ardeatine massacre, calls for united terrorism fight

Marcy Oster Sergio Mattarella’s visit to the Ardeatine Caves in suburban Rome was his first act as president. ... [Link]

Cruz, Zeldin press State Dept. on funding for group working on Israeli election

Ron Kampeas “There appears to be a danger that U.S. taxpayer funds are being used to directly shape the outcome of the upcoming Israeli election,” the two lawmakers wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry.... [Link]

Prosecutor: Only Nisman DNA found at scene of his death

Marcy Oster The prosecutor heading the probe into Alberto Nisman’s shooting death said testing was performed on clothes, as well as the gun, pistol magazine, bullets and shell casing. ... [Link]

Polish strongmen partner with group moving Jewish headstones

Cnaan Liphshiz From the Depths and the Polish Strongman Federation launched their cooperation when two federation members helped move headstones for a Warsaw resident. ... [Link]

Reports: CIA, Mossad collaborated in ’08 killing of Hezbollah’s Mughniyeh

Ron Kampeas The Washington Post and Newsweek revealed the extent of the cooperation ahead of the 2008 killing of the Hezbollah operations chief blamed for an array of terrorist attacks. ... [Link]

Top House Foreign Affairs leaders urge Kerry to cut P.A. funding

Ron Kampeas Leaders from both parties on the committee urged the secretary of state to suspend U.S. funding until the Palestinian Authority withdraws from the International Criminal Court. ... [Link]

Serbian president called on to apologize for Holocaust Day remarks

Ron Kampeas Serbian human rights groups called on Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to apologize for saying at a Holocaust commemoration that Nazis targeted Jews because of their over-representation in “pr... [Link]

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