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  • Dutch deputy PM: Anti-Semitic abuse keeps me off social media

    Lodewijk Asscher, who has Jewish ancestors, in a Facebook post lists the handles of several Twitter users who used anti-Semitic language against him.

  • Austrian prosecutors: Mauthausen Holocaust survivors may be called criminals

    The president of Vienna’s Jewish community said the failure to indict the authors of a magazine article reaffirmed Nazi logic.

  • Anti-Semitism a ‘recurrent problem’ in Dutch schools, gov’t report says

    The report says teachers sometimes feel powerless to change the deep-seated biases and violent attitudes of some students.

  • Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

    (JTA) — Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority three bodies of terrorists who died in a Jerusalem shootout, in which they killed one soldier. The bodies of Ahmed Abu al-Ghub, Ahmed Zakarna and Mohammed Kamil from the Jenin area of the West Bank were given to Palestinian Authority officers Friday afternoon, Ynet reported. The three men,…

  • Israeli actress, 46, sues fashion boss who replaced her with younger model

    (JTA) – An Israeli fashion store’s decision to fire Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, 46, as its house model and replace her with a 25-year-old sparked a national debate on women’s rights in that industry. Zurer, a Tel Aviv-born actress who had prominent roles in Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film “Munich” and the 2013 Superman franchise “Man of…

  • Etan Patz parents seek reversal of ’04 conviction in murder case

    (JTA) — The parents of Etan Patz, a Jewish boy who was killed in 1979, are seeking the overturning of a 2004 judgment blaming a pedophile for the boy’s murder that they claim was perpetrated by a different person. Etan’s father, Stan Patz, filed an affidavit on Wednesday morning in State Supreme Court in Manhattan,…

  • Lithuanian Jewish leader seeks delay on naming alleged Nazi collaborators

    (JTA) — The leader of Lithuania’s  Jewish community supported a proposal to delay publishing the names of suspected Holocaust perpetrators out of concern for their families’ reputation and privacy. Faina Kukliansky, a former prosecutor and president of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, made this assertion following discussions in Lithuania on publishing a list of 1,000…

  • Palestinian killed in rioting as Israel hands out West Bank demolition notices

    (JTA) — A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli troops during rioting in Hebron that started as demolition notices were handed out to seven West Bank households that belonged to terrorists. The fatality, a male teenager, was shot Friday, according to the Maan news agency. The orders of demolition — a controversial measure whose application against terrorists’…

  • UK anti-Semitic incidents down 22% from record number, security monitor says

    (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented last year in Britain was lower by 22 percent than the record figure in 2014, the Jewish community’s security umbrella said. The Community Security Trust, or CST, counted 924 anti-Semitic incidents in 2015 compared to the 1,179 incidents recorded the previous year, the group wrote in its…

  • Dutch government: Reports of stopping Holocaust survivors’ payments incorrect

    The Netherlands Embassy in Israel did say, however, that a complementary payment given to needy recipients may be scaled back.