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Restorers Find Chest Full of Precious Judaica Items in Former Polish Synagogue

WARSAW, POLAND (JTA) - Restorers working on a building that used to house a synagogue near Krakow, Poland, found a chest inside a wall containing precious silverware and Jewish art...

Rashida Tlaib Retweets Then Removes Account Falsely Implicating Israelis in Palestinian Child’s Death

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted then removed a tweet falsely blaming Israelis for the death of a Palestinian child. Tlaib, a Palestinian American who is a Michig...

Michael Bloomberg Launches Jewish Outreach

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor running for president, is launching his Jewish outreach in Miami. Bloomberg is rolling out “United for Mike,” the...

Europe’s Bishops Mark Auschwitz Anniversary Denouncing Hate

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's Catholic bishops are marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a statement denouncing anti-Semitism and the “manipulation" of ...

For Auschwitz Survivor, Telling Her Story Is Reason to Live

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschw...

2 Men Attempt Robbery Inside Baltimore Synagogue

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BALTIMORE (VINnews) — Baltimore police are searching for two individuals, who are suspects in several robberies that occurred on January 24, one of them inside a synagogue. Acco...

Prince Charles Visits Jerusalem Tomb of Unique Ancestor

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked...

Italy: Anti-Semitic Scrawl on Nazi Camp Survivor’s Door

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MILAN (AP) — Anti-Semitic writing was scrawled overnight on the door of a now-deceased member of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance who survived a Nazi concentration camp, a famil...

Russian Auschwitz Survivor: Only Coincidence That I Lived

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MOSCOW (AP) — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive. “Remembering all ...

Putin Skews Holocaust History at Global Auschwitz Commemoration Event in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before the longtime leade...

Seventy Five Years Later, ‘Anne Frank’ Of Auschwitz Reveals Secret Diary

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald, a 90-year-old resident of Jerusalem, is a Holocaust survivor like some 200,000 other Israelis ,but she has just revealed a unique di...

Israeli Teen Stumbles On Greek Antiquity While Foraging For Mushrooms

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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. Stav Meir, 1...

In Jerusalem, Leaders Vow To Learn From Holocaust, Offer Competing Lessons

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn cerem...

Jason Greenblatt Says He Left Trump Administration Due To Israeli Political Turbulence — And Yeshiva Tuitions

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in ...

Pence Says Israel PM, Rival Invited To US To Discuss Peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz have been invited to Washington next week to disc...

WATCH: VP Pence Visits Western Wall In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. He was accompanied Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Net...

Islamic Leaders Make ‘Groundbreaking’ Visit To Auschwitz

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership d...

Belgian Leader Celebrates Holocaust Rescuer’s 100th Birthday

KRAKOW, POLAND (JTA) - One week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, dozens of European officials arrived in Poland for a large commemoration event at Auschwitz. The ...

Trump White House Reportedly Again Credentials Website That Called Impeachment A ‘Jew Coup’

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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 v...

Ukrainian President And His Delegation Give Their Seats At Israel Holocaust Forum To Survivors

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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...