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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Holocaust to go on trial in London

    LONDON, Jan. 3 (JTA) — The Holocaust is scheduled to go on trial in a courtroom here next week. A leading Holocaust denier, David Irving, is suing a U.S. historian, Deborah Lipstadt, and her publisher for libel. The case is expected to produce the most detailed judicial inspection of the Holocaust since the trial of…

  • Newly discovered document reveals Allies knew about Auschwitz in 1942

    LONDON, Oct. 12 (JTA) – A British student has discovered a 20-page document in the Foreign Office archive that proves conclusively that Britain and the United States knew about the gas chambers at Auschwitz as early as December 1942. While it has been known that the Allies knew about the Final Solution – and even…

  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES Austrian estate of far-right leader belonged to Jews before the war

    LONDON, Oct. 11 (JTA) – The fortune that fuels the political career of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party leader Jorg Haider is a $15 million estate that was acquired from Jewish owners during World War II. The 3,700-acre Barental property was owned by Russian-born Giorgio Roifer, a wealthy Jewish businessman who studied law in Vienna before…

  • Grandson of Holocaust victim fights for pope’s Poland birthplace

    LONDON, Oct. 4 (JTA) – The pope’s boyhood home has become a battleground between a New York psychiatrist and the Polish government. After a 30-year campaign, Dr. Ron Balamuth has started legal action in a Polish court to recover the house, an imposing structure overlooking the town square. The house in the Polish town of…

  • Israeli security issues warnings on final-status talks, report says

    LONDON, Sept. 29 (JTA) – Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security service has reportedly cautioned Israel’s leaders against driving too hard a bargain with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in the final- status talks. Achieving an agreement that is “better than strictly necessary” for the Jewish state “may play against us in the future,” Shin Bet…