Jewish Diaspora

Netanyahu Visits Lithuania, First Israeli PM Ever

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Thursday in Lithuania for a four-day visit during which he will also meet his Latvian and Estonian counterparts, local officials and the Jewish community.

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‘Jewish Nobel’ to Be Awarded to Natalie Portman Despite Israel Snub

TEL AVIV – Hollywood actor Natalie Portman will receive the $2 million Genesis Prize — dubbed the Jewish Nobel — despite boycotting the awards event last month because she didn’t want to appear on the same stage as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel — While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator.

In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Baruch Shub, a Holocaust survivor poses for a photo at his apartment in a senior citizens' home in Kfar Saba, Israel. While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Shub and his friends were …

Fusion GPS Founder Unhinged: Putin Uses Jews to Control the World

Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, espoused a conspiracy theory claiming that Vladimir Putin “essentially took over the Russian Jewish community” and that Putin uses “the Jewish Diaspora” as a route for Russian influence.

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Israel Launches Online Anti-Semitism Monitoring System

Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett on Thursday unveiled a new tool developed by the Israeli government during the past year that is capable of providing real-time data and analysis on online antisemitism.

Teachers stand next next to a swastika painted onto a wall of the high school in Agde, in southern France, on September 4, 2008. Some forty swastikas as well as other racist affronts were painted on the night of September 3-4 by one or many unknown persons on the walls …

Netanyahu Trip Highlights India’s Tiny Jewish Community

MUMBAI – Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu makes an emotional visit this week to a Jewish centre targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in a trip that India’s tiny and shrinking Jewish community hopes will boost its profile.

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