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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks to a Holocaust survivor in Jerusalem on June 10, 2018. (Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty)

In Europe, Austria leads fight against anti-Semitism

VIENNA — Less than one year after the election of Sebastian Kurz as Austria’s leader, he has taken his government to the forefront of the fight against Europe’s...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

‘Baby Moshe’ ten years later, thriving in Israel

JERUSALEM — “Everything is good.” Sandra Samuel is riding on a bus from Afula in northern Israel to the city apartment in Jerusalem that she shares with four other...

The restored synagogue in Kaliningrad reopened on Nov. 8, 2018.

80 years after Kristallnacht, Kaliningrad synagogue rebuilt

KALININGRAD, Russia — Walking to school and back, Michael Wieck twice a day would pass by one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular Jewish places of worship:...

Benjamin Netanyahu and Angela Merkel meet in Jerusalem, Oct. 4, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

Merkel ‘gets it’ on Israel, Germany

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — Israeli author Eldad Beck regards Angela Merkel’s engagement with Israel and Judaism as “spectacular.” Germany’s chancellor has...

Jared Kushner, l, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post /Getty; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty)

Saudi-Kushner tie

WASHINGTON — In March, Saudi Arabia was on the brink of a new age of modernity. At the epicenter of the transformation were Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared...

A Torah scroll that fleeing Jews hid 75 years ago at a church Is returned to the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 11.

Denmark commemorates 75th anniversary of remarkable rescue

COPENHAGEN — Danish Jews celebrated their community’s rescue 75 years ago in a ceremony Oct. 11 at the country’s main synagogue, the packed sanctuary filled with...

Paul Romer

Denver native wins Nobel

NEW YORK (JTA) — William Nordhaus, a Yale University professor with Jewish roots, will share the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics with Paul Romer, a Denver native, who...

Benjamin Netanyahu, left; Mahmoud Abbas

At UN, Abbas, Netanyahu, Trump all have takes on peace

NEW YORK — PA President Mahmoud Abbas, in an address to the UN, rejected criticism of the PA for paying monthly salaries to Palestinians who kill Israelis or the...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

Thousands of British Jews rally against anti-Semitism

LONDON — More than 2,500 people demonstrated last week in Manchester, England, in a display of Jewish unity against increasing anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and...

Yoram Sztykgold examines the unpublished registry from 1939.

Warsaw phonebook from ’39 aids in restitution

WARSAW — In the small park behind the only synagogue in this city to have survived WW II, Yoram Sztykgold looks around with a perplexed expression. An 82-year-old...