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  • Holocaust denier has links to Al Qaida

    A Holocaust denier has admitted having links to members of Osama bin Laden´s Al Qaida terror network.

  • Liechtenstein to probe its wartime past

    ZURICH, Sept. 10 (JTA) — Liechtenstein has created an international commission of historians to probe its wartime history. The move comes some 15 months after the European principality, located between Switzerland and Austria, was accused by the World Jewish Congress of having helped Nazi officials transfer stolen Jewish assets into Western countries and South America…

  • Deadline nears for Swiss bank claims

    ZURICH, Aug. 1 (JTA) — Holocaust survivors or their heirs who believe they have a valid claim on a dormant Swiss bank account dating back to the Holocaust era have until next week to file claims. In February, Swiss banks published the names on 21,000 accounts that may have belonged to Holocaust victims. At the…

  • Deadline nears for Swiss bank claims

    ZURICH, Aug. 1 (JTA) — Holocaust survivors or their heirs who believe they have a valid claim on a dormant Swiss bank account dating back to the Holocaust era have until next week to file claims. In February, Swiss banks published the names on 21,000 accounts that may have belonged to Holocaust victims. At the…

  • Swiss whistle-blower claims poverty

    ZURICH, July 16 (JTA) — A former security guard who prevented the shredding of vital Holocaust-era bank records four years ago now claims he is going broke. In an interview with the Swiss news magazine Facts, Christoph Meili described his financial situation as dire. “I have not yet received a single dollar” of the $1…

  • Swiss Jews fearful after rabbi’s murder

    ZURICH, June 19 (JTA) — The release of a suspect in the recent slaying of a rabbi here comes as a Swiss Jewish leader is calling on observant Jews to take secure routes to synagogues. The call made by Max Besserman, chief of security for Zurich’s Orthodox community, came after police released the 30-year-old suspect,…

  • Swiss Jews shocked by rabbi’s murder

    ZURICH, June 10 (JTA) — Switzerland’s Jewish community reacted with shock and fear after a 71-year-old rabbi visiting from Israel was gunned down on the streets here. Swiss investigators said they believe anti-Semitism or a political motive was behind the June 7 shooting death of Rabbi Abraham Greenbaum. They said robbery was an unlikely motive…

  • Israel protests Red Cross comment

    GENEVA, May 23 (JTA) — Israel has issued a protest with the International Red Cross over a statement made by a Red Cross official who called Israeli settlements “war crimes,” an Israeli official here told JTA. The protest filed this week with Jakob Kellenberger was over a comment made May 17 by Rene Kosirnik, the…

  • Suspect in ’94 bombing sent to Argentina

    BERN, Dec. 26 (JTA) — Switzerland has extradited to Argentina a man accused of giving false evidence in connection with the 1994 car bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Two Argentine police officers accompanied the accused, Wilson Roberto Dos Santos, on a flight out of Zurich late last Friday, Swiss authorities said….

  • Liechtenstein’s Nazi connection

    BERN, Aug. 30 (JTA) — The forerunner to the CIA suspected a Liechtenstein-based businessman of laundering assets from Nazi leaders, according to documents obtained by JTA. The release of the suspicions about Martin Hilti come as international Jewish groups are increasing pressure on the European principality to form an independent commission to investigate its companies’…