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French director Claude Lanzmann poses with his honoury Golden Bear on the red carpet for the awards ceremony of the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival, in Berlin on February 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Claude Lanzmann, Director of ‘Shoah,’ Dies at Age 92

PARIS — French Director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece “Shoah” bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92.

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) speaks during a press conference about their report on the Benghazi consulate attack, on Capitol Hill, on December 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. The report was released on Monday by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and cites 'extremely poor security in …

Joe Lieberman Concerned by Rift Between Israel and Progressive Jews

TEL AVIV – In an interview with Israel’s Army Radio Monday, former Senator Joe Lieberman discussed the growing rift between Israel and progressive Jewry in the U.S., as well as expressing his pride in repealing the U.S. Army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for homosexual soldiers, and asserting his belief that a Jew could one day become president of the United States. 

nnial Nobel candidate. But the documentary "Philip Roth: Unmasked" leaves out Roth's news-making decision, which he revealed last fall, to stop writing novels. He is presented as an active writer, with shots of him at work in his Connecticut home. (AP Photo/Joe Tabbacca, File)

Philip Roth, Fearless and Celebrated Author, Dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died Tuesday night at age 85.

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Jewish Headstones Smashed in Athens Cemetery

Unknown assailants destroyed several Jewish headstones in a cemetery in a southwestern suburb of Athens, Greek police said Saturday, announcing they would launch an investigation.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is warning that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit

Saudi Crown Prince: Palestinians Should Accept Peace Offer Or Shut Up

TEL AVIV – In a staggering development that caused witnesses to “literally fall of their chairs,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman slammed the Palestinian leadership for missing every opportunity for peace with Israel for decades, saying they should either resume negotiations or “shut up,” according to multiple witnesses at a meeting between the crown prince and Jewish leaders in New York.

Michael Steinhardt, the co-founder and major supporter of Birthright Israel—a program that has brought more than 600,000 Jewish young adults from around the world to Israel for free 10-day heritage trips—gave the middle finger to a group of anti-Israel, anti-Birthright activists outside a gala Birthright celebration on April 15.

Birthright Israel Founder Gives Anti-Israel Protesters the Middle Finger

Michael Steinhardt, the co-founder and major supporter of Birthright Israel—a program that has brought more than 600,000 Jewish young adults from around the world to Israel for free 10-day heritage trips—gave the middle finger to a group of anti-Israel, anti-Birthright activists outside a gala Birthright celebration on April 15.