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180º: Jews, Jobbik collaborating?

BUDAPEST — In 2011, Hungary’s largest Jewish group called on the Justice Ministry to ban the far-right Jobbik party, describing it as “anti-Semitic” and...

Michael Schudrich

Jew vs. Jew in Cracow, as established community clashes with Chabad

CRACOW — When burly guards working for the Jewish Community of Cracow blocked the entrance to a Chabad-run synagogue, it was the culmination of a series of clashes...

In Switzerland, locals, haredi visitors, try to understand each other

AROSA, Switzerland — A calmer, safer and more beautiful place than this Alpine skiing town is difficult to imagine. In summer, cyclists abandon their unlocked mountain...

Brian Hook Iran

Trump’s Iran policy questioned; explained

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is “very prepared” for Iran. “We’re looking at Iran,” he said June 18 when a reporter asked him what he had...

Malmo Synagogue

The end of a Swedish Jewish community?

STOCKHOLM — The Jewish Community of Malmo, Sweden, may need to dissolve itself by 2029 unless its circumstances change. Community spokesman Fredrik Sieradski...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

First person: Corbyn’s Labour is an existential threat to British Jewry

By Gideon Falter On a recent speaking tour in North America, I was asked repeatedly about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s Labour has...

Semion Rosenfeld

Sobibor’s last survivor dies

JERUSALEM — The last living survivor of the Nazi death camp Sobibor has died. Semion Rosenfeld died on Monday, June 3, at a hospital in central Israel at the age of...

Moses Elisaf

Greece elects its first Jewish mayor

ATHENS — A city in northwestern Greece elected the country’s first Jewish mayor. Moses Elisaf was elected mayor of Ioannina on Sunday, June 2, in the second round...

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...

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Sean Gallup/Getty)

Polish restitution debate fans more anti-Semitism

By Katarzyna Markusz WARSAW — Jewish leaders are warning about anti-Semitic speech here amid a debate over the fate of property seized from or abandoned by Jews during...