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George Soros pictured at the UN headquarters in New York in 2016. (Peter Foley/Getty)

Hungarian Jews split on Soros

BUDAPEST — On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting...

Emmanuel Macron addresses supporters after winning the French Presidential Election on May 7, 2017 (David Ramos/Getty)

Jews, Macron, on collision course

PARIS — French Jews may have voted en masse for Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France’s presidential elections, but that doesn’t make him their dream...

L-r: Moshe Kantor, Frans Timmermans, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

Belgian body bans ritual slaughter

BRUSSELS — A committee of the Walloon Parliament in southern Belgium has voted to ban the slaughter of animals which have not been stunned, which violates both kosher...

Prince Philip greets the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment in April, 2013 (Jamie McCaffrey/Wikipedia)

Jewish leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

LONDON — Jewish leaders in Great Britain paid tribute to Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who announced that he will retire from public engagements...

Marine Le Pen (Jannick Jeremy/Wikimedia)

Le Pen scares French Jews

By Adam Abrams Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French...

Lord Balfour's writing desk, situationed in the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv. (Wikimedia)

Britain tells PA it will not apologize for the Balfour Declaration

LONDON — The British government has rejected a Palestinian request to apologize for the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which in part led to the creation of Israel. The...

The town of Leidschendam-Voorburg

Nazis’ names will be removed from Dutch Holocaust monument

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — City officials from a Dutch municipality near The Hague said they would remove from its main monument for Jewish Holocaust victims the names of three...

Chemical gas attack survivor nine-year-old boy, Hassan Dallal, at an hospital Maarrat al-Nu'man Town of Idlib, Syria, April 5, 2017. (Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Turning point in Syria?

WASHINGTON — Israel’s government and pundits are unabashedly pleased by the missile strike ordered by President Donald Trump last week on the Syrian airfield from...

Charles, Prince of Wales, speaking at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, with President Alexander Van der Bellen at right, 2017. (Tim Rooke/Getty)

Prince Charles recalls grandmother’s rescue of Jews

VIENNA — Charles, Prince of Wales, spoke with Holocaust survivors in Austria about his grandmother’s role in saving the lives of a Jewish family during the Shoah....

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad planning presidential run

NEW YORK — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad filed to run in Iran’s upcoming presidential election, defying the wishes of the country’s supreme leader that he not seek to return...