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Carnival float in Spain features Nazi uniforms and trains with crematoria

(JTA) — At a carnival procession in Spain, participants dressed like Nazis and Jewish concentration camp prisoners while dancing next to a float evoking crematoria.

The Israeli Embassy in Madrid on Tuesday protested the display this weekend at the annual carnival procession in Campo de Criptana, a town situated about...
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who kept the peace with Israel for 30 years, dies

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hosni Mubarak, who as president of Egypt for 30 years kept his nation’s “cold peace” with Israel, died on Tuesday.

Mubarak was ousted and jailed in 2011 following massive street protests.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement of condolence on behalf of the citizens and...
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1 in 5 Europeans says secret Jewish cabal runs the world, survey finds

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

PARIS (JTA) – A secret network of Jews influences global political and economic affairs. That’s the feeling among a fifth of the 16,000 respondents to a survey among Europeans from 16 countries. The same number also agreed with the statement that “Jews exploit Holocaust victimhood for their...
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In World Zionist elections, American Jews who care about Israel get their say

By BEN HARRIS

It’s election season, and American Jews are turning out in large numbers to vote with Israel on their minds.

No, we’re not talking about the U.S. presidential election or Israel’s upcoming Knesset elections, but elections for the World Zionist Congress – the only genuinely democratic body in...
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German shooter who killed 10 said he wanted to exterminate people from Asia, Africa and Israel

By TOBY AXELROD

BERLIN (JTA) – The shooter who murdered 10 people in the Gernam city of Hanau was a far-right-wing extremist who reportedly said he wanted to exterminate people from Asia, North Africa and Israel.

Germany’s main Jewish organization expressed shock over the Wednesday night attack, which  the country’s...
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Former Polish priest indicted for hate speech and Holocaust denial

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A former priest involved in Poland’s nationalist movement has been indicted on hate speech and Holocaust denial charges.

The District Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Wrocław, in western Poland, brought three indictments against Jacek Miedlar. Another claims that he insulted the late prime minister Tadeusz...
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As German authorities take on far-right extremists, Jews and others ask, ‘What took so long?’

By REBECCA SPIESS

BERLIN (JTA) — Following multiple high-profile attacks by far-right nationalists, German officials are ramping up their efforts against extremists in a move that Jewish leaders in Germany are carefully watching.

Both the Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue in Halle last October and the assassination in June...
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An unpopular Palestinian president and a disgraced former Israeli prime minister make the case for peace

 By BEN SALES

NEW YORK (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hasn’t negotiated directly with Israel in nearly six years and most Palestinians want him to step down. 

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert served 16 months in prison for bribery and fraud in a corruption scandal that ended...
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The National Archives got Ford to sponsor an Auschwitz exhibit. Henry Ford’s role in the Nazi machine was not mentioned.

By GABE FRIEDMAN

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The three-week exhibition at the National Archives showcased documents, video and a marquee sponsor, announced in large font on the banner at the National Archives: “This exhibit is paid for in part by the National Archives Foundation through the general support of the Ford...
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In quarantined Chinese city, Israeli dad documents how his family is dealing with the coronavirus scare

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) — Like many parents when their small children are a bit under the weather, Ofer Dekel measures his boy’s temperature frequently.

But in Dekel’s case, his concern for his son Liam is exacerbated by living at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan, China.

Dekel, a...
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