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Netflix to add clarification to documentary that angered Poland

(JTA) — Netflix said that it will add a clarification on some maps shown in its new documentary about the Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk following complaints.

The correction announcement Thursday came days after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sent a letter to Netflix’s chief executive saying the maps...
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Who was Baha Abu al-Ata, eliminated by an IDF attack?

By BARUCH YEDID

(TPS) – Israel targeted Baha Abu al-Ata, also known as Abu Salim, in a sanctioned assassination on Tuesday morning. Abu al-Ata was a member of the Islamic Jihad Military Council and the military commander of the Sarayat al Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad...
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Islamic Jihad claims Israel targeted senior official in Damascus

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group announced on Tuesday that Israel had attacked the home of one of its officials in the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing one of his sons, the Reuters news agency reported.

Syrian state media had previously reported that at least two...
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Israel: Anti-Semitic hatred that fueled Kristallnacht is ‘still claiming victims today’

(TPS) – The Nazi anti-Semitic hatred that brought to the 1938 Kristallnacht pogroms in Germany “is still claiming victims today,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry warned on the anniversary of one of the milestones of the Holocaust.

November 9 marked 81 years since the Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria in...
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UNESCO to vote on cutting ties with Belgian carnival where Jews were mocked

(JTA) — The annual parade in Belgium that this year featured a float with effigies of grinning Jews holding money with rats on their shoulders is formally facing removal of its UNESCO credentials.

A vote is scheduled for next month on the removal of the Aalst carnival from the Representative...
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Senate to vote on Kristallnacht memorial resolution condemning anti-Semitism

(JTA) — The U.S. Senate will vote on a resolution commemorating Kristallnacht that notes the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway.

The resolution, which was introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-CT., recalls the pogroms that erupted on Nov. 9-10, 1938, in Germany and Austria and marked the first wide-scale use...
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Italy’s far-right parties decline to support commission on anti-Semitism

(JTA) — Far-right parties in Italy abstained on a vote to create a parliamentary commission on anti-Semitism, with some claiming it was a front to censor nationalism.

The Vatican and Rome’s Jewish community denounced the move.

The commission will still be established, as it was endorsed by the ruling Five...
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Serbian Jewish leader claims that right-wing ‘hooligans’ raided a synagogue. Local Jews disagree.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) – There’s a heated fight going on in Serbia over who should lead the Jewish Community of Belgrade, the country’s capital city — and it’s getting physical.

Sasha Jinker was elected in March to replace Danilo Medic, but Medic won’t give up his title as community...
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President Trump announces death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in special ops raid

By ALAN SMASON

President Donald Trump acknowledged the death of Daesh (ISIS) top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by unspecified U.S. special forces in a dangerous raid in northwestern Syria last night.

In an impromptu White House news conference, the president confirmed al-Baghdadi was pursued by forces, trapped in a tunnel...
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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is making a political comeback in Argentina, and the Jews there are split

By ALAN GRABINSKY

(JTA) — Argentines head to the polls for the final round of presidential elections later this month. The two candidates are the incumbent, Mauricio Macri — the first conservative elected in the South American nation in several decades — and Alberto Fernandez, a left-wing populist.

Things are...
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