Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
The Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is under scrutiny after an employee was convicted of orchestrating a $57 million fraud involving Holocaust restitution.
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Petr Gandalovic, the Czech Republic’s ambassador to the United States, has a message for American Jews: You may not know this, but his country has quietly become Israel’s closest ally in Europe.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA JTA
Over the years, Israel has spent millions in the French-speaking Western African nation of Senegal. In return, Senegal has supported Israel, including signing over oil prospecting rights.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A recent anti-Semitic incident at an anti-government rally has raised anxieties among Ukrainian Jews fearful of rising xenophobia and racially motivated violence they say is inspired by Svoboda, a party with neo-Nazi roots and a penchant for thuggery.
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By:
Ben Harris, JTA
Tad Taube, a successful San Francisco businessman and philanthropist, has been directing considerable resources towards efforts to revive Jewish life in Poland, including the recent opening of the multi-million dollar Museum of the History of the Polish Jews.
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