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  • Holocaust denier faces bankruptcy

    LONDON, May 8 (JTA) — Holocaust denier David Irving has come a step closer to financial ruin now that a British judge has ordered him to start paying millions of dollars in legal costs. During a court session last Friday, Judge Charles Gray ordered Irving to pay some $250,000 to Penguin Books by June 16…

  • Notorious terrorist may be trying to go nuclear

    LONDON, April 25 (JTA) — Western intelligence agencies are worried that renegade Saudi millionaire Osama bin Laden is attempting to acquire atomic material to create the ultimate terrorist weapon for use against Israeli and Western targets. The alarm was raised three weeks ago, when customs officers in Uzbekistan discovered 10 lead-lined containers at a remote…

  • Another lawsuit in Irving’s arsenal

    LONDON, April 17 (JTA) — Holocaust denier David Irving is proceeding with a libel action against a London Sunday newspaper and a British writer, despite his much-publicized recent defeat in a similar lawsuit. The Observer and journalist Gitta Sereny are asking the courts to nullify Irving’s action against them in light of his defeat last…

  • Holocaust denier exposed as ‘marginal crank

    LONDON, April 12 (JTA) — For much of the past five years, Deborah Lipstadt, an American Holocaust scholar, and David Irving, a British Holocaust denier, have been locked in a grotesque legal embrace. That close encounter finally ended Tuesday, exactly three months after the start of a libel trial in which Irving accused Lipstadt and…

  • Victor in Holocaust trial speaks out

    LONDON, April 11 (JTA) — The day before she emerged victorious from a libel lawsuit brought against her by a Holocaust denier, Passover preparations occupied Deborah Lipstadt’s mind. She had just arrived back in London from her home in Atlanta, where she had spent 10 days cleaning for Passover and preparing for the annual influx…

  • Victor in Holocaust trial speaks out

    The day before she emerged victorious from a libel lawsuit brought against her by a Holocaust denier, Passover preparations occupied Deborah Lipstadt’s mind. Borrowing from the Haggadah, the scholar declared that “if, in the future, I can use this experie

  • Hitler’s town plans to address past

    LONDON, March 28 (JTA) — Officials in the Austrian town where Hitler was born want to turn his birthplace into a “center of international understanding.” Joined by many residents of Braunau am Inn, the officials said their move is prompted by international criticism over the recent inclusion of the xenophobic Freedom Party in Austria’s government….

  • Did Nazi suspect put on an act?

    LONDON, March 26 (JTA) — A retired Austrian neurologist whose trial for alleged Nazi war crimes was adjourned indefinitely may have celebrated too soon. Judge Karlheinz Seewald stopped the trial just 20 minutes after it started last week — after a psychiatrist testified that Heinrich Gross is suffering from dementia. But Seewald is now believed…

  • Lebanese paper wants Syria out

    LONDON, March 26 (JTA) — A Beirut newspaper has broken a major taboo by demanding that Syria create a timetable for withdrawing its 35,000 troops from Lebanon. The front-page article in An-Nahar, described by Arab sources as “unprecedented” and “audacious,” was published on the eve of President Clinton’s meeting in Geneva on Sunday with Syrian…

  • Report: British Jews must meet brave new world

    LONDON, March 26 (JTA) — British Jews should not look at themselves in strictly religious terms, but as a people tied together culturally, historically and socially as well, according to a London-based Jewish think tank. “For the purposes of representation, we should adopt an inclusive definition of the Jewish people and present ourselves as an…