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TEL AVIV (JTA) — “Where’s the Chagall?” asked a visitor to this city’s Gordon Gallery on a January morning in 1996, hoping to glimpse one of the prize lots being auctioned days later by the gallery.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted that these are “primary sources of funding for the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities and enable its persistent use of violence against its own people.”
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump will meet at the White House on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz to talk in part about Middle East peace.
(JTA) — American actor Jesse Eisenberg said he was attracted to the World War II movie “Resistance,” in which he portrays Marcel Marceau, because he lost family during World War II from the same area as the late Jewish mime’s family.
“I think the regime now understands that they cannot attack America at will and expect to get away with it,” said U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook.
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on the world to unite against growing anti-Semitism, and notably called out Iran for its Holocaust denial and threats to wipe out Israel.
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Read JNS news coverage as well as columnists' opinions, as slates compete to represent American Jewry at the 38th World Zionist Congress.
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(JTA) — This is the second op-ed in a series of pieces about anti-Semitism and Jewish issues written by 2020 presidential candidates. This one is by Pete Buttigieg, 38, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
It reportedly consisted of an attached flier that included a link to the Nation of Islam’s book “Jews Selling Blacks.” Recipients were urged to print and distribute “a few hundred or thousand” copies of them.
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(JTA) — British Jews protested what they perceived to be a BBC reporter’s claim that the Holocaust has distorted Israelis’ perception of reality and the occupation of Palestinian land.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli seventh-grader who was foraging for mushrooms near his home unearthed a marble slab with a Greek inscription from the Byzantine period.
Cooper has been working closely with the famed Jewish composer-conductor’s three children for two years.
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The peace negotiator told a haredi Orthodox magazine that he does not plan on returning to the administration but hopes Trump will be re-elected.
The move follows a series of scandals that left local Jews suspicious of the government's anti-discrimination body.
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WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A London-based Jewish newspaper did not have to use the term “German Nazis” an appeals court in Warsaw ruled, upholding a lower court decision.
Emmanuel Macron accuses Israeli officers of breaking “centuries old” rules preventing them from entering a Crusader-era church in Jerusalem’s Old City that is considered French territory.
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“He promised he would bring the girl home," the mother of Naama Issachar said the Russian leader told her Thursday in Jerusalem.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump White House has again credentialed TruNews, the outlet that called the impeachment of President Donald Trump a “Jew coup,” this time to cover Trump’s visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reassures Yaffa Issachar, whose daughter is imprisoned in Russia on drug charges, after meeting her together with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
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The Memorial Candle monument in the capital’s Sacher Park honors the hundreds of thousands of Russians who died during the 900-day Nazi siege of Leningrad.
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of world leaders gathered Thursday in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating rising modern-day anti-Semitism — a politically charged event that has been clouded by rival national interpretations of the genocide.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his delegation to the World Holocaust Forum gave up their seats at the main ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem so that Holocaust survivors can have them.
The World Zionist Congress holds the checkbook to a number of crucial causes for the future of Judaism, and the voting is underway. It is critical for the Orthodox community in America to mobilize, and to vote.
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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s predecessor Khaled Mashaal said to slam his trip to Tehran for Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s funeral as a “strategic mistake.”
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Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner, along with other White House envoys, will return to the U.S. from Switzerland together with the president after inclement weather prevented them from catching their flight to Israel.
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Heads of State from Europe, North America and Australia gather at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“The U.S. withdrawal has allowed Iran to abandon its own obligations under the deal and has left the world with few tools to stop it,” according to a campaign spokesperson.
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“I hope and pray that from this room, the message will go out to every country on earth that the leaders of the world will stand united in the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and extremism, in defending democracy and democratic values. This is the call of our time,” said Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin.
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“At every event to mark the day, people know more about the past, develop empathy for others and commit to taking action to create a better future,” said Holocaust Memorial Day Trust chief executive Olivia Marks-Woldman.
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Some 70 percent of French Jews say they have been victims of at least one anti-Semitic incident in their lifetime, with 10 percent reporting they have been attacked several times.
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Created by designer Zvika Roitman, it highlights BGU’s focus on innovations in science, technology and commercial collaboration envisioned by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.
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He won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and in his acceptance speech thanked his Israeli wife, Daniella Pick, in Hebrew.
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(JTA) — Jeff Goldblum learned a lot from Hebrew school: how to fight back against bullies, and that he enjoyed performing in front of a crowd.
According to Pew, “the data suggests that respondents who get more questions right also tend to express warmer feelings toward Jews.”
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(JTA) — In a survey of 1,100 French adults, 57 percent of respondents indicated that they did not know roughly how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.
(JTA) — Cancer may have weakened Edward Mosberg’s body, but it has done nothing to dissuade the 94-year-old Holocaust survivor from New Jersey from traveling to his native Poland at least once a year to commemorate the Nazi genocide.
(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history.