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  • Canadian court rules for Jews in Shabbat case

    MONTREAL, June 25 (JTA) — A Canadian judge has ruled that residents of a Montreal suburb have a religious right to put up a type of fencing that allows Orthodox Jews to carry objects within a boundary during the Sabbath. A large number of Orthodox Jews, including many Chasidim, live in the suburb of Outrement…

  • Quebec premier reaches out to Jews

    MONTREAL, May 17 (JTA) — The new premier of Quebec may not have expected to win Jewish support for his separatist platform, but his visit to the central address of Montreal’s Jewish community at least won him some goodwill. Speaking to a luncheon of the community’s leadership, separatist leader Bernard Landry stressed the similarities between…

  • Former SS man breaks oath of silence

    MONTREAL, April 10 (JTA) – A former member of the SS is partially responsible for bringing a Nazi murderer to justice. Adalbert Lallier, born in Hungary, was drafted as a radio operator when he was a young man. He soon found himself a member of the Waffen SS’s 7th Division, where he witnessed something he…

  • Canada funds brochure for Palestinian ‘Right of Return

    MONTREAL, March 26 (JTA) – Canadian officials have confirmed that their government financed a brochure calling for Palestinians to realize the “Right of Return” by taking back homes and property lost inside Israel during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. An official with Canada’s Foreign Affairs department, however, denied charges that the Canadian government took a…

  • Quebec P.M. slams party’s anti-Semite

    MONTREAL, Dec. 21 (JTA) — Anti-Semitic comments by a hardline Quebec nationalist are roiling the provincial parliament, with the local premier abandoning partisan loyalty to come strongly to the Jewish community’s defense. The uproar began several weeks ago with a radio interview given by Yves Michaud, a Quebec nationalist who hopes to stand as the…

  • Quebec separatist criticized for anti-Semitism

    MONTREAL, Dec. 14 (JTA) – Just when it appeared safe to tread in Quebec’s Jewish waters, out comes another politician with anti-Semitic remarks. Yves Michaud, a 70-year old Quebec nationalist, stated sarcastically on a Dec. 12 talk show on one of Montreal’s top French-language AM radio stations that Jews “are the only people in the…

  • Jewish activist pushes Romania

    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 (JTA) — For years, a section of Romania was the site of a forgotten corner of the Holocaust, a place where hundreds of thousands of Jews were imprisoned and killed during World War II. Romanian officials tried to sweep the nation’s wartime history under the carpet — but they never counted on…

  • Time ravages Dutch Jewish cemetery

    OUDERKERK AAN DE AMSTEL, Netherlands, Feb. 28 (JTA) — Some five miles outside of Amsterdam, there is a site where a miracle took place during the Holocaust. Here, in this tiny town with quaint, pretty houses and narrow streets, the Nazis allowed Jewish history to survive. At a time when they were desecrating Jewish burial…