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  • Italian Ceremony Marks Racial Laws

    Italians and the Catholic Church, not only fascism, bear responsibility for Jewish persecution during World War II, Italy’s leading right-wing politician said. Gianfranco Fini, the president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, made his remarks Tuesday at a ceremony in Parliament marking the 70th anniversary of the imposition of anti-Semitic Racial Laws, imposed by the… More ▸

  • Spanish Cops Tape Irving’s Speech

    Spanish police recorded David Irving’s speech at a neo-Nazi bookstore in Barcelona with an eye toward charging him. Irving, the revisionist historian known for statements denying the Holocaust, in Barcelona and Madrid over the weekend defended in public speeches his theories on the Nazi genocide. Spanish police recorded Saturday’s gathering in Barcelona under the orders… More ▸

  • Hezbollah Members to Speak in Belgian Parliament Hall

    Representatives of Hezbollah are scheduled to speak in the conference hall of the Belgian Parliament. The CCOJB, which represents Jewish secular organizations in Brussels, and the Forum of Jewish organizations in Antwerp are organizing a protest, sources told JTA. The conference has nothing to do with the Belgian government, but is sponsored by the International… More ▸

  • Ort Schools in FSU Suffer Cutbacks

    Students in uniform dart in and out of the nondescript door of School No. 550, sandwiched between one of this river city’s iconic canals and the edge of its seediest market. The school seems to be perched on the edge of regal affluence, but it already has pitched headlong into the din of financial turmoil…. More ▸

  • Israeli Ambassador Blasts London Church

    Israel’s ambassador to London added a diplomatic dimension to a row over anti-Israel carol singers at a central London church. Two weeks ago, a group called “Jews for boycotting Israeli goods” performed at St. James’s Church in Piccadilly with its own version of Christmas carols, in which it changed the words of the familiar carols… More ▸

  • Germany Will Seek Demjanjuk’s Extradition

    Germany’s Federal Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk to stand trial in Munich. Demjanjuk, 88, also known as Ivan, may be extradited from his Cleveland-area home to Germany if prosecutors are able to build a strong enough case against him. He is accused of participating in the murder… More ▸

  • Muslim, Jewish Graves Desecrated in France

    More than 500 Muslim and up to 20 Jewish graves were desecrated in a French military cemetery. A French Jewish-Muslim alliance group plans to respond with a protest march in Paris, as well as a call for friendship between the two religions, on Dec. 14. On Monday morning, the day before the the Id al-Adha… More ▸

  • Olmert Sets Visit to London

    Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will visit London at the invitation of his British counterpart, Gordon Brown. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad also will be in the British capital next week for an investment conference, which is scheduled to be opened by Brown. The British prime minister has been a longtime supporter of what… More ▸

  • 200 London Jews Attend Aliyah Meeting

    More than 200 Jews and Israelis living in London who are considering moving to Israel attended a meeting with Israeli tax experts. The large turnout at Tuesday’s meeting may be due to changes in Israeli tax laws that will enable people to live in Israel and continue their businesses abroad. About 50 people are expected… More ▸

  • Czech Republic to Improve Eu-israel Ties

    The government of Czechoslovakia says it will work to improve ties between Israel and the European Union. The Czech Republic will assume the presidency of the European Union in January and will ask EU members to approve the effort, Israel Radio reported Monday, citing comments by Czech Foreign Minister Karl Schwarzenberg. The Palestinian Authority, as… More ▸