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  • Prince Charles recalls grandmother’s rescue of Jews from Holocaust

    (JTA) — Prince Charles of Wales spoke with Holocaust survivors in Austria about his grandmother’s role in saving the lives of a Jewish family during the Shoah. Charles and his wife, Camilla, spent the final day of a nine-day tour of Europe in Vienna meeting British and Austrian survivors of Nazi persecution at the city’s Jewish…

  • Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300

    (JTA) — Responding to an online ad, an Austrian couple from Vienna bought a 19th-century headstone that was taken from the grave of a Jewish man and gave it to a Jewish community. In an article Thursday about the couple, the Heute daily did not name the man and identified the woman as Katharina B.,…

  • JDC, partners deliver 10 tons of matzah in former Soviet Union

    (JTA) — The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has provided Jews in the former Soviet Union with at least 10 tons of matzah ahead of Passover, the organization said. JDC has also organized through its various branches and with partners volunteer activities, Seder meals, matzah-baking classes and concerts marking Passover, JDC said in a statement…

  • Scarlett Johansson slams Ivanka Trump as ‘cowardly’

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Actress Scarlett Johansson, who has called the administration of President Donald Trump “scary,” accused his oldest daughter, Ivanka, of acting in a “cowardly” manner. In a public interview Thursday at the Women in the World Summit in New York, Johansson, who is Jewish, discussed Ivanka Trump’s CBS interview earlier this week. In…

  • Antwerp Jews protest moving of Holocaust monument to ‘quieter place’

    (JTA) — Belgian Jews protested the unilateral decision by the city of Antwerp to move its main Holocaust monument from a place where victims were rounded up to another part of the city with less traffic. The Forum of Jewish Organizations of the Flemish Region — one of the three autonomous entities that make up the…

  • Israeli minister: Syria strike repositioned America as regional leader

    (JTA) — Adding to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s praise for the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian army base, a senior Israeli Cabinet minister said it “restored America’s regional leadership in a big way.” Yisrael Katz, the intelligence minister and a member of the Cabinet’s defense forum, spoke Friday with Army Radio about the U.S. strike…

  • Paris man arrested in connection with death of his Jewish neighbor

    (JTA) — Police in Paris arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of his neighbor, a Jewish woman whose lifeless body was found outside their apartment building. Sarah Halimi, 66, died Monday night. Police have not said whether they have a theory as to what led to her death or whether she was…

  • Serbia to offer restitution to Holocaust survivors abroad

    (JTA) — One year after landmark legislation offering restitution to Holocaust survivors was passed in Serbia, the Balkan country launched a program extending compensation also to former Serbian survivors living abroad. The World Jewish Restitution Organization, or WJRO, announced the launch of the program on Tuesday, adding that the estimated 1,000 Holocaust survivors from Serbia living abroad…

  • Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews

    (JTA) — Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and a theory. The March 20 devastation of 13 gravestones in the suburb of Pantin was not an anti-Semitic…

  • Dutch couple drops lawsuit for removal of Holocaust memorial

    (JTA) — A Dutch couple who sued the municipality of Amsterdam over the placing of a postcard-sized Holocaust memorial plaque near their home have dropped their motion as a result of harsh criticism. The couple, who live in the upscale Old South neighborhood of the Dutch capital, told the Volkskrant daily on Sunday that the…