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  • Britain to come clean on Nazi-looted art

    LONDON, Feb. 21 (JTA) — Britain’s public art galleries and museums are expected to admit in the coming days to having acquired thousands of artworks since 1933 that may have been looted from Holocaust victims. London’s Tate Gallery alone is expected to reveal that it may have more than 100 Nazi-looted paintings on its walls….

  • Assad-Arafat enmity blocking Arab summit

    LONDON, Feb. 14 (JTA) — Egypt is believed anxious to convene an emergency Arab summit to discuss the faltering peace process. But a senior Egyptian analyst believes such a meeting is impossible because of the antagonism between Syrian President Hafez Assad and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. Ibrahim Nafei, editor of the semiofficial Egyptian daily…

  • Holocaust revisionist Irving is ‘no historian

    LONDON, Feb. 14 (JTA) — Holocaust revisionist David Irving has no right to call himself a historian, according to a leading scholar of Nazi Germany. Richard Evans, a professor of modern history at Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University, made the remark last week while testifying in the trial here where Irving is suing American historian Professor…

  • U.S. arms linked to Israeli deaths in Lebanon

    LONDON, Feb. 14 (JTA) — Arms shipped illegally by the United States to Iran via Israel may have been used in recent Hezbollah attacks in southern Lebanon that killed seven Israeli soldiers. The allegation surfaced as Western intelligence sources are blaming Iran for the recent series of assaults by the Islamic militant group. London’s Sunday…

  • Did Chinese diplomat save thousands of Jews?

    LONDON, Feb. 10 (JTA) — The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is looking into claims that a Chinese diplomat helped thousands of Austrian Jews escape from Nazi Europe. The story surfaced this week when Ho Manli told the story of her father, Ho Fengshan, China’s consul general in Vienna from 1938 to 1940, who died three…

  • British financier linked to Barak scandal

    LONDON, Feb. 9 (JTA) — A leading Jewish fund-raiser in Britain has been linked to the campaign finance scandal plaguing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. At the same time, a charitable foundation in Canada has also been named as being among the foreign-based groups that helped Barak’s election campaign last year. The scandal erupted late…

  • British financier linked to Barak scandal

    LONDON, Feb. 9 (JTA) — A leading Jewish fund-raiser in Britain has been linked to the campaign finance scandal plaguing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. At the same time, a charitable foundation in Canada has also been named as being among the foreign-based groups that helped Barak’s election campaign last year. The scandal erupted late…

  • Anti-Semitic utterances thrown back at revisionist

    LONDON, Feb. 7 (JTA) — A racist poem read to a young child has provided the toughest test for a Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar and her publisher for libel. Discussing David Irving’s “utterances both in public and private on the subject” of Jews and blacks, Richard Rampton, scholar Deborah Lipstadt’s…

  • Isolate Austria, say European Jewish groups

    The world is paying attention to every move Austria makes, with far-right leader Jorg Haider’s party sharing power in a nation that is burdened with a Nazi legacy. Haider says he’s no Nazi, but the European Union, Israel and the United States are paying c

  • Isolate Austria, say European Jewish groups

    The world is paying attention to every move Austria makes, with far-right leader Jorg Haider’s party sharing power in a nation that is burdened with a Nazi legacy. Haider says he’s no Nazi, but the European Union, Israel and the United States are paying c