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'We can live with' joint Israel-Poland Holocaust declaration

(JTA)—Yad Vashem’s chief historian said Tuesday that “we can live with” much of the joint Holocaust declaration by Israel and Poland that has come in for criticism, including from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dina Porat in an...

 By Ben Sales    News    July 20, 2018

Filipino guest workers come to Israel-and embrace Judaism

TEL AVIV (JTA)—One of the biggest days of the year for Ronaldo and Bernadette Lopez is Christmas. They open up their Filipino restaurant in South Tel Aviv, and their friends bring their families, crowd the place and eat embutido, a rolled pork...

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 20, 2018

Caught between jihadists and neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for their future

MALMO, Sweden (JTA)-When Carinne Sjoberg dissolved the Jewish Community of Umea in northern Sweden, she knew it would send shockwaves far beyond the small congregation that she had spent decades...


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish professor describes being beaten by a Palestinian and German police (JTA)—A Jewish professor visiting Germany described being assaulted in a Bonn park—first by a Palestinian who said “I f*** Jews,” then by police who slammed him to...

 By Charles Dunst    News    July 20, 2018

A wave of progressives shows Israel criticism isn't taboo anymore-what's a Jewish Democrat to do?

NEW YORK (JTA)-After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the political world by defeating longtime New York Rep. Joseph Crowley in a Democratic primary last month, Democratic National Committee Chairman...


Unique museum tells story of Polish family murdered for hiding Jews during Holocaust

MARKOWA, Poland-Memorial plaques bearing the names of Poles killed for rescuing Jews line the pathway leading to a small, austere structure built into a hillside in this rural village in southeastern...


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