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EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia till 2016

The EU decides to extend sanctions against Russia until 2016.

Great Synagogue of Pilsen Returns to Jews of Czech Republic

The famed Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returning to Jewish hands and hearts after 20 years as a Czech concert hall and art museum.

European Jews Worry About Rising Anti-Semitism (Again) in Poland

The EJC is specifically raising a red flag about the deteriorating relationship between Poland's government and the Jewish community.

Polish Culture Minister Protests Museum’s Inclusion of Poles in Responsibility for Holocaust

Gliński is irate at the exhibition which presents Poland, France and Ukraine as states and nations that collaborated with the Holocaust, while Germany is presented "only as the country that exemplifies the holocaust."

Austria Backpedals on Demolition of Hitler’s Birth House

Austria's government committee has suggested a "profound architectural redesign" to Hitler's birth house, rather than demolition.

Sweden Officially Declares WWII Hero Raoul Wallenberg Dead

Perhaps now Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg's soul can rest: Stockholm has officially declared him dead.

European Parliament President Martin Schultz to Receive 2016 Medal of Tolerance

European Parliament President Martin Schultz is one of two recipients of the 2016 Medal of Tolerance for his commitment to preserve the memory of the Shoah.

Czech Republic Recognizes 1967 Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

"The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU Foreign Affaires Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states..."

Krakow Gas Workers Expose Bones Digging at Plaszów Concentration Camp

Gas company workers were doing maintenance work on a pipeline when they discovered the bones.

Edelstein Urging Poles Not to Nationalize Holocaust Survivors’ Property

"In light of the warm and special relation between Poland and Israel, and specifically between our parliaments, I would urge you to consider amending the proposed legislation."

March to Honor the Memory of Elie Wiesel, His Hometown’s Vanished Jews

The march began at the Wiesel family home, and ended at the railway station, where a plaque was unveiled and the station named after Wiesel.

Austria Charges 9 With Anti-Nazi Law Violation

One of the group was detained after he became aggressive with police officers. Others were simply charged.

Trump Brokers $7.6 Billion Israeli Missile Deal to Poland

Rafael's Stunner works well with both Rafael's David's Sling system and Raytheon's Patriot system, and the Poles want the Stunner inside their Patriot system.

Hungarian Neo-Nazis Vandalize Holocaust Protest ‘Living Memorial’

For more than two years, the Living Memorial has served as a site for regular talks, lectures, discussions groups, musical performances and commemorations.

Confirmed: Death of Albanian ISIS Commander Behind Plot to Kill Israeli Soccer Team

"He was responsible for planning numerous terrorist attacks, including the failed plot to bomb the 2016 Israel-Albania soccer match."

Auschwitz Showers Only A ‘Public Safety Measure,’ Says Museum

Showers installed in front of Auschwitz are simply a 'public safety measure' to ward off the summer heat, says the museum.

70 Years Later, Auschwitz Inmate’s Gold Ring Found in Double Bottom Mug

"The Germans incessantly lied to the Jews they deported for extermination. They told them about resettlement, work and life in a different location."

New K-9 Police ‘Recruits’ Arrive From Czech Republic

More than a dozen new canines arrive for training in the Israel Police force.

Swastikas, Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Ukraine Synagogue

Before the war there were some 50 synagogues in Kolomia, among them the magnificent Hoiche Shul, a Yerushalmi synagogue, several Hassidic kloizes and even a Zionist synagogue.

Ukraine MP Attacking Government for Betrayal of Israel

Lyashko urged the Ukraine's government to patch up its rift with the Netanyahu government, before the national interests of Ukraine suffer irreparable damage.

Mayor Barkat Thanks Czech Government For Refuting ‘Palestinian Lies’ on Jerusalem

Israel’s Foreign Ministry slammed the short-lived policy, saying the Palestinian Authority is “no longer satisfied with poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth. Now it wants to spread lies and misinformation among Czech youth as well.”

PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Jerusalem Leaders Summit: Rule of Law, Property Protection and Indep. Judiciary Meet

Jerusalem Leaders Summit: economic and political freedom united by shared civilizational underpinnings.

Netanyahu Phones Austria’s Chancellor-elect Kurz With Invitation to Israel

Austria's Chancellor-elect said he is interested in “developing the friendship and links” with Israel, and is happy to visit soon.

‘Anti-Semitism in Europe As Important As Climate Change’

European lawmakers gathered to discuss anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe.

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