Holocaust Remembrance Day

Netanyahu: UNHRC backed terrorism with its war crimes probe against Israel

The United States slammed the council's decision to open an inquiry after recent events left over 100 Palestinians dead.<p>><br>• ><p>Benjamin Netanyahu delivers …

Israel

Corbyn tip for peerage signed letter defending Labour activists suspended over antisemitism allegations

A Labour activist said to be one of Jeremy Corbyn’s nominees for a peerage was a signatory to a letter defending Labour Party members who had been …

Jewish Culture

Publishing Anne Frank’s ‘dirty’ jokes demeans the human who wrote them

There is a secret inside Anne Frank’s diary: two pages of musing about “sexual matters” written in 1942 by a 13-year-old girl, and hidden with brown paper so they could not be found. But they were found with digital technology and are now published. The dead girl who wanted to be a journalist had …

Opinion (UK)

Why Not Celebrate the Gulags, Too?

<i>Sacramento</i>Those of us accustomed to California’s wacky brand of liberal politics often roll our eyes at some of the lefties who run the state …

International Workers' Day

Brazil’s Christ Redeemer statue illuminated in blue and white for Israel’s 70th anniversary

The Christ Redeemer statue in Rio was lit blue and white to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary. (Courtesy of Israel’s honorary consulate in Rio)(JTA) — …

Jewish Culture

Hidden pages from Anne Frank’s diary are revealed

Anne Frank once taped over two pages in her diary with brown sticky paper, leaving a small puzzle as to what material the Jewish teenager, who had no …

World News

Siberian Child Actors Depict Horrors of War in Nazi Labor Camp Re-Enactment

“Wardens lead screaming and crying prisoners past the revelers. They push and beat [them] with whips, not sparing either women or children,” the …

Russia

Favourite to replace Heidi Alexander as Labour MP withdraws as it emerges she compared Israel-Palestine conflict to 'Nazi persecution'

The frontrunner to succeed Heidi Alexander as a Labour MP has withdrawn from the contest after it emerged that she equated the treatment of Palestinians to “Nazi persecution” on Holocaust Memorial Day.<p>Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, a far-Left supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, claimed that the Israel-Palestine …

City Halls

Labour must expel Livingstone and Walker over antisemitism, says Jewish leader

The new president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews has demanded the expulsion of Ken Livingstone and Jackie Walker from the Labour party by the end of July.<p>In her first broadcast interview since being elected to the role on Sunday, Marie van der Zyl pledged that under her leadership the …

UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn ‘needs to speed up disciplinary action on Ken Livingstone’

The new leader of the Board of Deputies of British Jews today increased pressure on Jeremy Corbyn by setting a deadline for disciplinary action to be …

United Kingdom

Squaring the circle

Russia and the Iran-Israel conflict.<p>><br>• ><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as they attend an …

Middle East

Harvard ‘Investigating’ After Swastika Found at School of Public Health

The symbol was formed of thumb tacks and posted on a bulletin board marketing epidemiology job postings on the fifth floor of the school’s Kresge …

Student Journalism

Revealed: Advice to Tory MPs on how to be 'real' on Instagram

<b>Conservative MPs have been encouraged to show they are "real people" by being "playful" on Instagram, according to a document leaked to the BBC.</b><p>Earlier this year, party chairman Brandon Lewis arranged sessions teaching MPs how to set up an account and project their personality on the video and …

Social Media

Formal apologies may be most useful not for the oppressed, but for the clueless | The Star

Here’s Sally Zerker, whose Jewish, Polish ancestors were denied visas to Canada in the 1930’s, writing about the prospect of a government apology for …

Louis Farrakhan

Why is right-wing Sinclair Broadcasting airing local news show commercials on MSNBC?

Just a reminder: FIND YOU LOCAL SINCLAIR OWNED TV STATION if you want to boycott its local news shows<p>Watching Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell …

Journalism

Jewish Labour Movement Fears Being 'Cut Out' Of Jeremy Corbyn's Fight Against Anti-Semitism

Crunch meeting with general secretary to seek reassurances<p>Barcroft Media via Getty Images<p>Labour’s oldest Jewish group fears being “cut out” of the …

United Kingdom

Sabina Miller obituary

My grandmother Sabina Miller, who has died aged 95, was an educator and Holocaust survivor. She worked closely with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) and was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2017 for services to education.<p>Sabina shared her life story to warn about the dangers of hatred. She …

World News

Not the Jewish way

Haredi reticence on Remembrance Day<p>A SOLDIER stands in front of a monument engraved with names of fallen soldiers, ahead of a ceremony marking …

Israel

Local elections: something for everyone, but politics deadlocked

In last year’s general election everything changed, but no one won. In this year’s local elections everyone won something but nothing changed. The Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens all had vote and seat gains to cheer about, as all parties took a share of the electoral …

UK Politics

Walking Through History: Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

Each year, thousands march from Auschwitz to Birkenau for Holocaust Remembrance Day. They have one goal: to pass on the story to the next …

Remembrance Day

I Colorized And Restored Holocaust Pictures So People Never Forget About These Horrible Events

I was recently shocked to read these words in The New York Times: "For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust …

Holocaust

Holocaust row: Abbas accused of anti-Semitism

<b>Remarks by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas about the Holocaust have been condemned as anti-Semitic by Israeli politicians and rights activists.</b><p>Mr Abbas told a meeting in the West Bank the Nazi mass murder of European Jews was the result of their financial activities, not anti-Semitism.<p>He described …

Israel

Why Jews Should Care About the Lynching Memorial

When I learned about <b>the National Memorial for Peace and Justice</b>, the new memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, my mind went back to a Jewish …

Jewish Culture

Holocaust survivor tells the story of a rare letter that made it out of Auschwitz

The father told the son of the letter's existence back in 1946, right after the war, but the son, who was 11 years old, did not want to read it. He avoided even seeing it.<p>"I was scared of the letter," said the son, then known as Misa Grunwald and now Frank Grunwald.<p>Grunwald, who survived a Nazi …

Nazi Concentration Camps

ירושלים, ישׂראל – 27 אַפּריל, 2018

Jerusalem, Israel – 27 April 2018<p>Published April 27, 2018.<p>Israel is in mourning after 10 students were killed in a flash flood in the Judean desert; …

Israel

‘Germany’s Grammy’ honored a pair vowing to ‘make another Holocaust.’ Now, the awards show is scrapped.

BERLIN — Germany's Echo Music Awards were long the equivalent of the Grammys, celebrating fame, money and, during its most recent ceremony, anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia, its critics say.<p>Now, Germany's most prestigious music awards are being scrapped.<p>The decision comes amid a public outcry …

World News

FDR should have done more about the Holocaust

The April 22 Arts & Style article “Reconsidering FDR on refugees” was a useful review of the American reaction to the Holocaust. I used to look up to Franklin D. Roosevelt as a president who had to deal with economic disaster and a world war and managed to lead effectively.<p>Unfortunately, the …

History

Study Archives

While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.<p>Memorial Day is approaching, and while I’m …

Archives

Yom Hashoah and the London Marathon

Memory’s duty<p>For all those gathered at Hyde Park on Sunday for Yom Hashoah, it was — as always — a moving experience. As we report, the March of the …

London Marathon

Holocaust survivor warns Polish leaders over Nazi groups

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Holocaust survivor told people at a counter-rally held Saturday in a Polish city where far-right groups marched a week …

Europe