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  • 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…

  • Trial of ‘Grim Reaper’ doctor halted

    LONDON, March 21 (JTA) — Holocaust survivors had hoped that an Austrian court would finally bring a Nazi doctor to justice — and perhaps help ease their terrible memories. But their hopes were dashed when the trial of a prominent Austrian neurologist was postponed indefinitely because he suffers from dementia. Heinrich Gross, 84, was alleged…

  • Trial ends with claim of Jewish conspiracy

    LONDON, March 15 (JTA) — David Irving told the High Court in London this week that some of the world’s largest Jewish organizations are involved in an international conspiracy against him. The self-described Holocaust revisionist’s claim Wednesday was the centerpiece of his 104-page closing address at the end of a two-month libel case against American…

  • Nazi-looted art returned to British heirs

    LONDON, March 13 (JTA) — A German art official has returned a Nazi-looted painting to the British heirs of its original Jewish owner. The director general of the Bavarian State Collections, who handed back the work Monday, acknowledged that “our behavior in the past was quite wrong.” “But,” declared Reinhold Baumstark, “we are very pleased…

  • London Holocaust trial nears end

    LONDON, March 5 (JTA) —Holocaust revisionist David Irving mocked victims of the Holocaust by “feeding and encouraging the most cynical anti-Semitism” in his speeches, it was alleged last week at a trial for a defamation suit that Irving has filed against a U.S. scholar. The charge was leveled by the lawyer for Jewish historian Deborah…

  • Europeans can’t resist performing in Jerusalem

    LONDON, Feb. 28 (JTA) — Pity poor Lionel Jospin. There he was, just 999 days into his tenure as France’s prime minister, when he stepped into the elephant trap of Middle Eastern political correctness. Instead of joyous celebrations to mark his 1,000th day in office this week, the former economics professor was nursing the wounds…

  • It’s Eichmann who may discredit Holocaust denial

    In Adolf Eichmann’s newly released memoirs, he tried to show that while he was a minor cog in the machine, the slaughter of the Jews did occur. Perhaps the final labors of the “Final Solution’s” chief logician will also serve, unwittingly, to put to rest

  • It’s Eichmann who may discredit Holocaust denial

    In Adolf Eichmann’s newly released memoirs, he tried to show that while he was a minor cog in the machine, the slaughter of the Jews did occur. Perhaps the final labors of the “Final Solution’s” chief logician will also serve, unwittingly, to put to rest

  • Turkey: No rights, no peace

    LONDON, Feb. 22 (JTA) — The leader of Israel’s closest regional ally is warning the Jewish state that a stable Middle East depends on progress in peace talks with Syria and the Palestinians. Interviewed over the weekend by the semiofficial Cairo daily Al-Ahram, Turkish President Suleiman Demirel warned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak that “he…

  • Hezbollah: Israel fight continues

    LONDON, Feb. 22 (JTA) — Hezbollah will turn its attention to resisting normal relations with Israel if Syria and Lebanon reach a peace settlement with the Jewish state, according to the Shi’ite group’s leader “We will continue to consider it an illegitimate, alien and cancerous entity which we cannot recognize,” Sheik Hassan Nasrallah told the…