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Franz Kafka (Wikimedia Commons)

Israel will get Kafka archives, court rules

ZURICH — A Swiss court ruled that the archive of the renowned Jewish writer Franz Kafka must be handed over to Israel, ending a decade-long dispute. The Zurich...

‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Canada earns rebuke

MONTREAL — The Jewish mayor of a Canadian town compared a proposed bill that would bar religious symbols on some public workers to “ethnic cleansing.” Canadian...

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...

A picture among flowers and tributes near Al Noor mosque on March 18, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Carl Court/Getty)

Murdered in New Zealand, mourned in Denver

“We really appreciate you coming. This means a lot to us.” This sentiment was repeated over and over again by members of the Muslim community to the Jewish guests...

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...

Albert Einstein

Einstein manuscript reveals concern about Nazism

JERUSALEM — Albert Einstein writes about science and concern over the rise of the Nazis in Germany in 110 new manuscript pages made public, for the first time, at The...

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...

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

Belgian mayor defends anti-Semitic float

BRUSSELS — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat atop money bags defended the display, telling the local media that...