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'Two Riders on the Beach' is an oil painting by German Jewish painter Max Liebermann.
 

Fight Over Long-Lost Holocaust Art Treasure Begins

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

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A Monet and other art stolen from Jews during the Holocaust have been found in the home of an 81-year-old German art collector. David Toren is waiting for the Germans to hand over at least 1 of those paintings.

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Alleged Ex-Auschwitz Medic, 93, Arrested in Germany

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

An alleged former medic at Auschwitz was arrested in Germany on accusations that he was an accessory to murder. The name of the 93-year-old man was not released in accordance with German privacy laws. He is accused of serving as a medic at the concentration camp in September 1944. Eight transports arrived at Auschwitz during […]

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Germany Urged to Resolve Greek Holocaust Ransom Issue

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom it had surrendered to the Nazis when they occupied Greece during the Second World War. In 1942, the Greek Jewish community paid 1.9 billion drachmas (about $61 million in today’s money) […]

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An ordination service at a Berlin synagogue. Coming just after the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the school is a significant step in post-Holocaust Jewish revival, Spiegel points out. At last, they're paying the glass bill.
 

At Last, State-of-the-Art Rabbis Made in Germany

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

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German newspaper cartoonist claims his hook-nosed caricature of Zuckerberg is not anti-Semitic.
 

German Paper’s Caricature of Hook-Nosed Zuckerberg ‘Anti-Semitic’

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?

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Merkel in Jerusalem: Israel and Germany Have ‘Very Strong Friendship’

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that her country and Israel enjoy a “very strong friendship.” Merkel arrived in the country on Monday with nearly her entire Cabinet, whose members will meet the following day with their Israeli counterparts for a fifth joint meeting. The German delegation is in Israel for a 24-hour visit. […]

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German Police Three Auschwitz Guard Suspects

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

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German police arrested three men in their 80s and 90s Thursday on suspicion of accessory to murder when they were guards at the Auschwitz death camp. Three others, all in their 90s, may also be arrested if police uncover enough evidence to warrant putting them on trial. “This is a major step,” said Nazi hunter […]

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Two Israels have been named for allegedly trying to ship parts for fighter jets and missiles to Iran.
 

Gag Order Lifted: Two Israelis Arrested for Smuggling Arms to Iran

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

How did smugglers of arms to Iran escaped the law for 10 years. How could Israeli Jews even think of helping the enemy?

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Peres to Award Merkel for Fighting Anti-Semitism

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

President Shimon Peres will confer the Presidential Medal of Distinction on German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Tuesday for “her unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and the fight against anti-Semitism.” His office stated Thursday, The medal, the highest civilian award in Israel and comparable to the Legion of Honor of France and the Order of Canada, […]

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz sharing with the Knesset the facts he learned about the region from his hosts in Ramallah. At last a public official dares to blur the difference between truth and complete fabrication and turn that into policy. Of course, some of the Jews in the Knesset were not happy to hear horrible lies about them again, and in German, too.
 

Bennett Walks Out on EU President: I Won’t Be Rebuked in German

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Many Jewish Home MKs reacted with appropriate rage.

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Report: Croatia Probes Former US Citizen on Auschwitz War Crimes

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Croatian authorities are investigating a 90-year-old man suspected of committing war crimes as an SS soldier and guard at the Auschwitz death camp. Germany’s Special Prosecutor’s Office for Investigation of Crimes during the Period of National Socialism last month alerted Croatian authorities to the presence in Croatia of Jacob Dencinger, the Croatian news outlet Jutarnji […]

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon speaking at a session of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 2. He didn't seem too anxious about the results of the "peace process."
 

Yaalon: If There’s No Deal – We’ll Get By

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Would the Saudis consider hiring Tzipi Livni away?

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Lauder: German Museums Should Strive to Return Looted Art

Posted on: February 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

German museums must improve their record on identifying and returning Nazi looted art, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said. Speaking to some 200 people Tuesday at the Topography of Terror, a museum and documentation center in the German capital, Lauder said that a new commission of independent experts must be appointed to comb through […]

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Nuremberg Documents Sell at Jerusalem Auction

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A trove of documents from the Nuremberg Trials found in a flea market in Israel was sold at auction Wednesday for $10,000, a spokesman for the Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem told the Associated Press. The trove of 500 pages, An American collector bought the documents, including some used to convict top Nazis at the […]

 

New Jewish Community in Berlin Linked To Pre-War Congregation

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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A new Jewish community was dedicated in the former East Berlin, in the footsteps of one destroyed by the Nazis. In an odd twist, the community has the same name as another Berlin congregation that is mired in legal limbo and debt after failing to prove it has any members. In Tuesday’s ceremonies at the […]

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Nazi-Looted Paintings Going on Auction Block

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Nazi-looted paintings recovered by the Allies platoon known as the Monuments Men will be sold at auction in New York. The four lots will go on the block at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday as part of a sale of Old Master paintings and sculpture. Some of the works were owned by the Rothschild […]

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Letter Offered Hitler Money to Let Jews Move to Gush Etzion

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A recently-discovered letter sent to Hitler in 1939 offered him 100,000 Palestine lira in exchange for allowing Jews to buy land in Gush Etzion and move to Israel. The proposal, which was sent in a letter dated April 9, 1939, but was not carried out. Researchers at the Kfar Etzion Museum found a copy of […]

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Germany to Pay Amsterdam Jews for ‘Voluntary’ Ghetto Labor

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

More than 1,000 people have applied for new compensation of a one-time payment of $2,700 from Germany for labor performed in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust. The compensation is offered to people who lived in three districts of the Dutch capital that served as ghettos for the city’s Jewish community during the German occupation […]

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Berlin Chabad to Display Newly Discovered Nuremberg Trials Evidence

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Juliana Rangel, icj, Nuremberg trials, isaac stone, kedem, Chabad Berlin

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German Foreign Minister: Israel’s Building ‘Disrupts’ Peace Talks

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Visiting Germany Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier accused Israel of “disrupting” talks with the Palestinian Authority for a peace agreement by announcing the construction of more homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria. He alleged that the building violates understandings that Kerry set forth last July, when direct talks resumed for the first time in three […]

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