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  • Revisionist rejects evidence of gas chambers

    LONDON, Jan. 27 (JTA) — A Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. historian for libel has dismissed eyewitness accounts, drawings and photographs of Auschwitz gas chambers that showed vents in the roof through which lethal gases were introduced. David Irving, who is suing Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University in…

  • Revelation in British Holocaust trial

    LONDON, Jan. 23 (JTA) — A British Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar in a London court has admitted that the Nazis “systematically” gassed 97,000 Jews in trucks. David Irving, whose trial against Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Emory University in Atlanta, is now entering its third week, said last week that…

  • Britain to reject Holocaust-denial law

    LONDON, Jan. 23 (JTA) — The British government has rejected plans to make Holocaust denial a criminal offense, the country’s home office minister told Parliament last week. Mike O’Brien said such legislation, which had been supported by Prime Minister Tony Blair, could not easily “strike a balance between outlawing such offensive statements while ensuring that…

  • Alleged Nazi living in Britain dies at 78

    LONDON, Jan. 24 (JTA) — A man who allegedly killed inmates at the Mauthausen concentration camp has died at the age of 78, just days after a British group called for an investigation into his wartime activities. The Slovakian-born Alexander Schweidler, who was living in the English town of Milton Keynes, was alleged to have…

  • Holocaust revisionist says his name is ‘blackened

    LONDON, Jan. 18 (JTA) — There is scarcely a dull moment these days in London’s Royal Courts of Justice, where a Holocaust revisionist is engaged in a landmark libel case against a U.S. Holocaust scholar. The latest twist came when David Irving announced to the court, just settling in for a protracted three-month trial, that…

  • Notorious terrorists lose ability to attack

    LONDON, Jan. 18 (JTA) — Abu Nidal’s terrorist network has suffered a crippling financial blow with the arrest of a senior member, according to a journalist familiar with the organization. Patrick Seale, a biographer of Abu Nidal and a close confidant of Syrian President Hafez Assad, wrote this week in the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat…

  • Trial pits Holocaust revisionist against scholar

    Truth, lies and history went on trial in a London courtroom this week. Holocaust revisionist David Irving is suing scholar Deborah Lipstadt for libel. But Irving, representing himself, argued in court that there was an international conspiracy against him

  • Report: Israel checked Assad’s urine

    LONDON, Jan. 10 (JTA) — Syrian President Hafez Assad may well have been impressed to discover that a toilet had been erected for his exclusive use when he visited Jordan last February for the funeral of King Hussein. He would not have known, according to a report in the London Sunday Times this week, that…

  • Report: Israel checked Assad’s urine

    LONDON, Jan. 10 (JTA) — Syrian President Hafez Assad may well have been impressed to discover that a toilet had been erected for his exclusive use when he visited Jordan last February for the funeral of King Hussein. He would not have known, according to a report in the London Sunday Times this week, that…

  • Jews protest Iranian visit

    LONDON, Jan. 11 (JTA) — About 50 Jews gathered in central London this week to protest a visit by the first Iranian Cabinet minister to make an official trip to Britain since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Holding a banner reading “Free the Iranian Jews,” the demonstrators held a vigil Monday opposite the entrance to Downing…