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Sharon Nazarian

ADL senior VP, Iran native, reflects on anti-Semitism today

The bad news first: Anti-Semitism throughout much of the world is not only alive and well, but growing. Then a touch of good news: It’s probably not as bad as it...

L-r: Dominique Sopo, Sacha Ghozlan, Mohamed Sifaoui and Sen. David Assouline attend the annual commemoration for the HyperCacher victims of 2015. (Alain Azria)

Post HyperCacher: French unity overtaken by hate

PARIS — Four years ago, a heartbroken Bernard-Henri Levy found some solace in how more than a million Frenchmen marched through this city to protest extremism. The...

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis (Leigh Vogel/WireImage)

Mattis resignation highlights foreign policy arguments

WASHINGTON — James Mattis is quitting as defense secretary and his extraordinary resignation letter has brought into the open an argument among conservatives on...

Claudia Sheinbaum (Carlos Tischler/Getty)

Mexico City mayor’s Jewish identity tenuous

By Alan Grabinsky MEXICO CITY— It was during her ultimately successful campaign for Mexico City mayor that Claudia Sheinbaum made a rare reference to her Jewish...

EU officials Frans Timmermans and Vera Jourova at the news conference about the anti-Semitism survey results, Dec. 10, 2018. (John Thys/AFP/Getty)

Poll: European anti-Semitism growing

AMSTERDAM — The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on...

An Iranian Jewish woman casts her vote at the Yusef Abad Synagogue, February 26, 2016. (Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

US media struggle to understand complex reality of Iranian Jewry

By Larry Cohler-Esses NEW YORK — Several days after the Jewish Daily Forward published the first-ever report from the Islamic Republic of Iran by a reporter openly...

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...