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  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas City April 14, 2014

    Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb, and a man was in custody as police investigated whether the shootings were anti-Semitic, authorities said. Police said it was too early to determine a motive, but they were not...
  • Hungarian Jews threaten boycott of official Holocaust events February 10, 2014

    Hungary's main Jewish group voted on Sunday to boycott official Holocaust commemorations this year unless they more clearly show the role of local citizens in the Nazi deportation and killing of Hungarian Jews. The Hungarian Jewish Congregations' Association (Mazsihisz) decided to stay away from events marking the 70th anniversary of June...
  • Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners December 31, 2013

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, the second stage of a limited amnesty designed to help USsponsored peace talks that have been dogged by divisions on both sides. The inmates, convicted of murder in the killing of Israelis before or just after interim accords were signed two decades ago, were...
  • Iran's Rouhani calls Holocaust 'reprehensible' crime against Jews September 25, 2013

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the Nazis committed a "reprehensible" crime against the Jewish people, when he was asked in a television interview whether he accepted that the Holocaust occurred. "I am not a historian and when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust it...
  • Israel's Prime Minister holds urgent security meeting August 28, 2013

    Amid speculations of an impending US strike on Syria, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday held an urgent security consultations with his top officials and said the Jewish nation was "prepared for any eventuality". Israel was not involved in the Syrian Civil War, but if it discerns any attempt at...
  • Camera rolling for documentary on Kolkata's Jews May 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A new documentary is on its way to showcasing the status of the dwindling number of Jews in the city through the eyes of the youngest member of the community. Filmed by director duo Jaydip Mukherjee and Aloke Banerjee, the documentary will focus on Shalom Israel, caretaker of the Jewish...
  • Holocaust victims mourned at Auschwitz and beyond January 27, 2013

    Warsaw (Poland): Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others are marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn prayers and the now oftrepeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again. Events took place at sites including AuschwitzBirkenau on Sunday, the former death camp where Hitler's Germany killed at least 1.1...
  • Indian Jews from 'lost tribe' move to Israel December 27, 2012

    Churachandpur: A group of 50 Jews said to descend from one of the 10 Lost Tribes prepared on Thursday to emigrate to Israel from their village in northeastern India. The members of the Bnei Menashe community prayed in their local synagogue and then hugged their crying relatives before heading off to...
  • Anti Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests September 12, 2012

    Los Angeles: A filmmaker has gone into hiding after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked assaults on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where an American diplomat was killed. Writer and director Sam Bacile spoke on the phone Tuesday from an unidentified location. He remained defiant, saying Islam is a...
  • Rabbis rap Apple over antiSemitic app August 15, 2012

    London: European rabbis said on Tuesday that they were lobbying Apple to pull a mobile app version of 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,' a notorious antiSemitic forgery. The Conference of European Rabbis, which represents Orthodox Jewish congregations across the continent, says it wants the iPhone manufacturer to stop selling...
  • Hitler protected Jew who was WW I hero: Report July 7, 2012

    Berlin: A Jewish World War I veteran was allegedly spared for a while, at least from Nazi persecution thanks to a letter that claimed Adolf Hitler wanted him protected, a German Jewish newspaper reported. The Nazi leader ordered the genocide of all Europe's Jews but apparently wanted Ernst Hess,...
  • On this day: Anne Frank received the famous diary June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank, a Germanborn Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday; in it, she wrote, "I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to with anyone, and I hope you...
  • Early Hitler letter on Jews unveiled in NYC June 8, 2011

    New York: The signature under the typewritten words on yellowing sheets of nearly centuryold paper is unmistakable: Adolf Hitler, with the last few scribbled letters drooping downward. The date is 1919 and, decades before the Holocaust, the 30yearold German soldier "born in Austria" penned what are believed to be Hitler's first...
  • Delhi's last 10 Jewish families guard heritage May 23, 2011

    New Delhi: In the capital of one of the world's most religiouslydiverse countries, a Rabbi who has never been ordained bends ancient customs, ensuring New Delhi's ten Jewish families a place to worship. Unlike most synagogues, there is no separation of men and women as Jewishborn worshippers, converts and followers of...
  • Hitler's signed autobiography to go on sale April 13, 2011

    London: A rare copy of Adolf Hitler's autobiography 'Mein Kampf', signed by the dictator himself, will go on sale soon and is expected to sell for 30,000 pounds. The first edition of the book, which the Nazi ruler wrote while he was in the Landsberg prison in Germany in 1925,...
  • Dior fires Galliano over antiSemitic comments March 2, 2011

    Paris: French fashion house Dior said Tuesday it had taken steps to fire star British designer John Galliano, who is accused of making repeated antiSemitic outbursts at a bar in Paris. Christian Dior Couture said in a statement it had "decided on his (Galliano's) immediate dismissal and begun the process of...
  • Israeli court's green light to "modesty buses" January 7, 2011

    Jerusalem: Israel's Supreme Court gave the green light on Thursday for the continued operation of gendersegregated "modesty buses" serving ultraOrthodox Jews. But the court, ruling in response to petitions by liberal Jewish groups opposed to backofthebus seating for women, said the practice was acceptable only if female passengers were not coerced...
  • Rabbi wives to Jewish girls: Don't date Arab men December 30, 2010

    In a letter by Rabbi wives, the Jewish girls have been warned of dire consequences. ...
  • Japan retailer to pull Nazi outfit after complaint December 7, 2010

    Tokyo: A Japanese discount chain said Tuesday it will pull a Nazi costume from its shelves after receiving a complaint from an American Jewish organization. The costume on sale at retailer Don Quijote Co. includes a black jacket with a red swastika armband in a package adorned with a sketch resembling...
  • Unpublished Franz Kafka writings resurface July 22, 2010

    London: A handwritten story by Franz Kafka that was never published has been found in a secret archive of the author's private papers. The discovery was reportedly made after an Israeli court rejected an application to keep secret a vast collection of Kafka's writings that lay buried in vaults of three...
  • Pope puts Pius XII on sainthood path, Jews angry December 20, 2009

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict on Saturday put his wartime predecessor Pope Pius XII, accused by Jews of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust, back on the road to Roman Catholic sainthood. Jewish groups had asked the Pope to freeze the process that could lead to eventual sainthood until more World...
  • CD shows Israel negotiated with 26/11 terrorists November 3, 2009

    Mumbai: Details of negotiations and phone conversations between 26/11 terrorists at Nariman House in Mumbai and the Israeli Embassy in Washington were revealed at the Mumbai special court on Tuesday. The court heard a CD of telephone conversations between the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in November 2008 and Israeli officials. So...
  • Orthodox Jews launch 'kosher' search engine Koogle June 15, 2009

    Jerusalem: Religiously devout Jews barred by rabbis from surfing the Internet may now "Koogle" it on a new "kosher" search engine, the site manager said on Sunday. Yossi Altman said Koogle, a play on the names of a Jewish noodle pudding and the ubiquitous Google, appears to meet the standards...
  • Kochi celebrates Jewish wedding after 21 years December 30, 2008

    Kochi: It was a wedding at the Kochi Synagogue that had plenty to cheer about. The first Jewish wedding after 21 years took place in Kochi on Sunday. Scores of Jews had gathered and they finally had something to celebrate after the Nariman House killings in Mumbai. The merry making was...
  • World's most wanted Nazi criminal may be alive July 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Is the world's most wanted Nazi war criminal hiding in Chile or Argentina? Well, that question is being posed afresh after the Simon Wiesenthal Centre claimed on Tuesday that they are tracking Aribert Heim in these two countries. Simon Wiesenthal Centre, the human rights organisation, claims Heim, also known...
  • Bomb supplier in Hitler assassination plot dead May 4, 2008

    Berlin: Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, believed to be the last surviving member of the inner circle of plotters who attempted to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944 with a briefcase bomb, has died. He was 90. The German military said in a statement Friday that the former army major died on Thursday...
  • Pope makes major changes in Good Friday prayers March 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Christians across the world are observing Good Friday today. This is the day Jesus Christ is said to have been crucified by the Romans. Good Friday is marked by prayer meetings and fasting. In many churches around the world, the sequence of events leading to the crucifixion is...
  • Facebook irks Jews, puts them in Palestine March 18, 2008

    Jerusalem: Complaints by Jewish settlers angry at Facebook for listing them as residents of "Palestine" prompted the popular social networking Web site to allow users to switch themselves back to Israel. Facebook users living in Maale Adumim, Ariel and other large Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank protested when...
  • Woman who saved 2,500 Jews honoured March 14, 2007

    Warsaw (Poland): A 97yearold woman credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust was honored by Parliament on Wednesday at a ceremony during which Poland's president said she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Irena Sendler, who lives in a nursing home in Warsaw, was too frail to attend the special...
  • 100 Mizo Jews leave for Israel November 16, 2006

    Aizawl: A total of 103 Jews from Mizoram, who claim to be descendents of the Israeli tribe of Bnei Menashe, left Aizawl for Israel on Thursday. Another batch of 100 people will leave for Israel on Friday, sources in the Shavei Hebrew Centre said. The Bnei Menashe (children of Menashe) claim...