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  • Pro-divestment group gains access to U.N. parley

    Despite vows to prevent another Durban-like attack on Israel, officials planning a new racism conference granted credentials to a Palestinian “anti-apartheid” organization.

  • Rice: Two-state possibility is narrowing

    Condoleezza Rice suggested that the window for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is narrowing.

  • Arabs ease up on Israel at Durban II prep

    Arab and Muslim states, running the risk of driving out more Western nations if they exploit Israel, take a relatively tame approach at a forum preparing for next year’s U.N. racism conference.

  • Meanwhile, at the U.N. anti-racism prep conference in Geneva

    Another day, another tongue lashing from Anne Bayefsky. Bayefsky, the director of the Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust at Touro College, has become a Jewish gadfly here in Geneva, as speechifying diplomats wrapped the first week of a two-week “preparatory” session for the 2009 World Conference Against Racism. A common theme here is…

  • Prepping in Geneva for U.N. “anti-racism” conference

    Noel Hidalgo/Creative Commons JTA correspondent Michael J. Jordan visits with the diplomats in Geneva preparing for the 2009 World Conference Against Racism as they seek to widen the definition of anti-Semitism to include Islamophobia – Arabs are Semites, after all – and talk of the importance of focusing on “state racism.” Guess which state? Parsing…

  • Far-right group rises in Hungary

    The apparent receptiveness by many in Hungary to the rhetoric of a new far-right party has Hungarian Jews worried about being cast as outsiders.

  • Unearthing mass graves unveils history

    Marking and memorializing the Nazi killing fields of Eastern European Jews makes for far more than a macabre historical footnote. The fieldwork and research paints a clearer picture of how many Jews died during the Holocaust.

  • Priest hunts for Jewish killing fields

    In the killing fields of hundreds of thousands of Jews in the so-called “Holocaust of bullets,” a French Catholic priest leads the only group conducting regular, methodical fieldwork tracing the last steps of these missing Jews in Ukraine.

  • Unearthing mass graves unveils history

    Marking and memorializing the Nazi killing fields of Eastern European Jews makes for far more than a macabre historical footnote. The fieldwork and research paints a clearer picture of how many Jews died during the Holocaust.

  • Discovering ‘last Jewish city’ in USSR

    The first and only team in 70 years is conducting field research on Jewish folklore in the historic region of Podolia, the only place in the Pale of Settlement where Jewish life survived the Holocaust intact.