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August 30, 2018, 4:13 pm
Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij deported from US to Germany
The guard, 95, had been living in Queens, New York. He immigrated to the United States in 1949, concealing his Nazi service by saying he spent World War II working on a farm.
August 24, 2018, 7:51 am
Azerbaijan’s only JCC sold off in painful blow to a dwindling community
Although the organization will move to a smaller space, many elderly Jews who used the building as a means of socialization will lose their home away from home.
August 24, 2018, 7:50 am
Europe is going bananas over this Israeli guy’s avocados
The Avocado Show, a restaurant in Amsterdam with a menu based entirely on the creamy fruit, goes through about 10,000 avocados each week.
August 10, 2018, 9:01 am
Eviction of Dutch Jews from Nazi-ravaged synagogue brings back bitter memories
For some, the eviction meant the end of a Jewish presence in Deventer, Netherlands, a country that many say never recovered its Jewish heritage after the Holocaust.
July 19, 2018, 3:51 pm
Caught between jihadists and neo-Nazis, Swedish Jews fear for their future
Some Jewish community leaders in Europe say Swedish Jewry, and the problems they are facing, is a "test case" for the rest of the continent.
July 12, 2018, 3:12 pm
An Israeli wrestler calls himself ‘The Chutzpah,’ and Europe loves to hate him
Lior Brooks has fondly taken over the boorish stereotype of "the ugly Israeli" abroad, creating a "classic villain" who steals the show.
July 5, 2018, 4:45 pm
How the US pressured Poland into softening its law on Holocaust speech
Critics accused Poland's prime minister of capitulating to Israel when he amended the Holocaust speech law. But, analysts say the concession was caused by pressure from the U.S.
June 28, 2018, 3:35 pm
In Europe, the targeting of Roma sets off alarm bells for Jews
When Italy’s interior minister recommended creating a “registry” of Roma, some said it was reminiscent of Nazi policies.
June 21, 2018, 5:07 pm
In Holland, a former jihadist reaches out to Jews for forgiveness
As a Salafi jihadist, Jason Walters said anti-Semitism was part of his "entire worldview." Now, he is one of two individuals giving people hope in the fight against radical Islam.
June 7, 2018, 3:21 pm
Former synagogues become nightclubs, bars or cafes in Eastern Europe
Some view the new trend as exploitative cultural appropriation, but others think it offers respect and nostalgia for Jews and acts as a way to preserve historic sites.
June 1, 2018, 9:34 am
A Jewish prayer for Gaza victims rally makes British Jews lose their cool
A public mourning prayer for Palestinians killed in Gaza led to an unusually toxic debate that featured online shaming, insults and threats directed by Jews against Jews.
May 22, 2018, 11:37 am
How Israel overcame politics in winning the Eurovision song contest
Netta Barzilai’s eccentric feminist anthem “Toy” seemed to win out over any qualms about Zionism.
May 10, 2018, 2:17 pm
Outside London, British Jewry’s first communal farm in decades takes root
The farm acts as a space where Jews can connect to the land and the environment through their faith — and vice versa.
May 4, 2018, 9:24 am
Most of Europe’s Jews have already stopped wearing kippahs
After an anti-Semitic incident in Germany last month, the debate over the kippah has come up again. But, most Jews made their decision long ago, without influence from leaders.
April 19, 2018, 2:02 pm
In Hungary’s election, the far right scores even as an extremist party fizzles
Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party — which has been accused of supporting pro-Nazi collaborators and anti-Semitic politicians — won in a landslide.