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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...

Students argue with police in Caracas, Venezuela on May 2, 2019. (Edilzon Gamez/Getty)

How Venezuelan Jews are hanging on amid the crisis

CARACAS — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has further depleted Venezuela’s Jewish community. From a height of 25,000 members in the 1990s, it’s down...

The plaque at Gymnasium Kundmanngasse.

Viennese students honor Jewish pupils expelled during the Nazi era

By Toby Axelrod VIENNA — On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a public high school in the Austrian capital corrected its own historical record. Along with a...

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...

Amb. Kelly Craft with US Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford. (DoD Photo/US Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump picks Kelly Craft for US ambassador to UN

With US President Donald Trump nominating Acting US Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen to be US ambassador to Egypt, the nomination of Kelly Craft as US...