Holocaust denier drops out of race for Congress in Spain

(JTA) — A Holocaust revisionist who had been tapped as a congressional candidate of a far-right party in Spain has resigned.

Fernando Paz, a historian, announced Thursday that he was dropping out of the race. The announcement followed intense scrutiny in the Spanish media of the decision by the Vox...
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After allegations against Michael Steinhardt, beneficiaries are not eager to talk


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Michael Steinhardt has loomed large for a generation as one of the most important givers to Jewish causes. A number of them bear his name.

And this week, The New York Times and ProPublica, the journalism nonprofit, interviewed seven women who said that “Steinhardt...
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Palestinian peace activist barred from entering the United States


NEW YORK (JTA) — A Palestinian peace activist was denied entry to the United States and deported, despite having a valid visa.

Osama Iliwat, 42, was questioned over the course of eight hours by officials from Customs and Border Protection at John F. Kennedy Airport in New...
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Holocaust denier picked as congressional candidate in Spain

(JTA) — A far-right party in Spain has nominated a Holocaust denier as a congressional candidate. Vox tapped Fernando Paz, a historian, this week to run in the city of Albacete, in the central part of the country, in the April 28 national elections for parliament, the Libertad Digital news...
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Jewish vendor and son stabbed by Egyptian colleague at iconic Amsterdam market

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Jewish father and son were stabbed at an iconic street marketplace in Amsterdam by an Egypt-born seller whom they and others said was a radicalized Muslim.

Martin Colmans, the father, and son Sharon sustained light to moderate injuries in the attack Saturday at the Albert Cuyp...
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Muslim, Jewish students at vigil tell Chelsea Clinton she is a cause of New Zealand mosque attack

(JTA) — A Palestinian activist and an American-Israeli activist confronted Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the 50 Muslims killed in an attack on a New Zealand mosque and accused her of being a cause of the massacre due to her criticism of an anti-Semitic tweet by New York Rep....
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2 arrested, gang identified in attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Two suspects have been arrested in Buenos Aires in the attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi.

In addition to the arrests on Friday, Buenos Aires city police have identified the local gang responsible for the home invasion attack three weeks ago that left Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich...
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Israel strikes dozens of targets following rocket attacks on Tel Aviv

(JTA) — Israel struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the firing of several rockets into the Tel Aviv area.

Sirens alerted residents that rockets were coming into the area just after 9 p.m. local time on Thursday. Hours later, Israeli aircraft carried out the strikes.

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Israeli emergency responders leave for Addis Ababa to locate Israelis killed in plane crash

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A delegation from ZAKA, the Israeli rescue and recovery group, left for Addis Ababa and the site of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

The goal of the delegation is to “locate and identify the Israeli victims, to collect their remains in keeping with Jewish...
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Oskar Schindler’s personal possessions sell at auction for $46K

(JTA) — Personal possessions of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,200 Jews he employed in his factory during the Holocaust, sold for more than $46,000.

The items – his Longines wristwatch, a compass, a 1938 Sudetenland Medal, two fountain pens, and a business card –...
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