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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Nobuki Sugihara, second from right, with Chaim Chesler, in blue shirt, and guests of Limmud FSU Minsk at the village of Mir, Belarus, during an unveiling of a plaque for Chiune Sugihara, May 2, 2019. (Boris Brumin)

Son of Holocaust hero Chiune Sugihara wants to set record straight on his father

MINSK — After decades of relative obscurity, the tale of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara has become one of the best-known Holocaust rescue stories, rivaling...

Volodymyr Zelensky waves to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine, April 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Sergey/Getty)

No joke: Jewish comedian is president of Ukraine

KIEV— It’s official. Ukraine is the only country in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s...

Amelie and Daniel Linsey (Jewish News)

Two Jewish teens among Sri Lanka victims

Two Jewish teenage siblings from London were among the  359 people murdered in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the British media reported. Amelie and Daniel Linsey, 15...

Max the Matzah in an Amsterdam park. (JCK)

Meet Max the Matzah

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 2 Note: Max the Matzah appears on the front page of the IJN Passover 5779 edition, published April 19, 2019. AMSTERDAM — Anywhere else in...

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018. (Peter Nicholls/AFP)

Despite Brexit, Theresa May a hero to UK Jews

LONDON — As the United Kingdom’s political establishment continues its tailspin over Brexit, little can be said with certainty about either’s future. All bets are...

Damien Zeller with an Efrat wine bottle.

In Holland, BDS tweet spurs run on Israeli wines

AMSTERDAM — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of the wine on sale at the...

Esther Voet

Dutch Purim prank about anti-Semitism doesn’t go down well

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch...

Police in Christchurch, New Zealand, after shootings at two mosques on March 15, 2019. (Screenshot)

New Zealand Jews sickened by deadly mosque attacks

Jewish groups from New Zealand and beyond expressed their horror at the slaying of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch Friday. The New Zealand Jewish...

Puppets of Jews on display at the Aalst Carnaval in Belgium on March 3, 2019. (Courtesy of FJO)

Belgium float makers defend anti-Semitic puppets

BRUSSELS — I initially had some sympathy for the creators of an anti-Semitic carnival float in Belgium. Studying their CVs and past creations for the annual carnival...

Members of the Jewish community of Mallorca, Spain, attend a Tu b'Shvat picnic, Feb. 10, 2019. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

For Purim, Mallorcan Jews didn’t need to hide

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe — finally. There is...