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U.S. Jewish Groups: Bush Was ‘Great Friend of Jewish People’

TEL AVIV – Late president George H.W. Bush was hailed as “a great friend” of Israel and Jews around the world by major American Jewish groups from both sides of the political aisle.   The powerful American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Nazi uniforms on display at Connecticut-based Alexander Autographs on July 19, 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut. The uniforms will be sold separately from some of the diaries of feared Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the so-called 'Angel of Death' who carried out gruesome medical experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz, The diaries, …

Former Nazi SS Camp Guard, 94, Goes on Trial in Germany

MUENSTER, Germany — A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.

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German FM Slammed for Falsely Claiming Israel Is an ‘Apartheid’ Regime

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel reiterated his description of Israeli policies in the territories as embodying the former apartheid regime in South Africa, prompting fierce criticism on Friday from Jewish human-rights organizations and a leading German Jewish activist.

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Jewish Group Praises Trump Administration For ‘Strong Stand’ Against Iran

TEL AVIV – On the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, a U.S. Jewish human rights NGO has praised the Trump administration for taking the Iranian threat against the Jews and the Jewish state seriously as opposed to the Obama administration, which based its policy on “wishful thinking.”

The entry of the colours, or Swastikas at the German National Socialist Party Day at Nuremberg. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Poland Confirms Minnesota Man as Nazi Commander

Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man after confirming he was a Nazi unit commander suspected of ordering the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, a prosecutor said Monday.

Google vice president Bradley Horowitz (C) smiles with Japanese all-girl pop group AKB48 members Rino Sashihara (L), Minami Takahashi (2nd L), Atsuko Maeda (2nd L) and Mariko Shinoda (L) and AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto (3rd L) as they announce plans to expand their reach to the greater Asian market via …

Use of Nazi-Like Outfits Prompts Apology by Sony Music

Sony Music and the producer behind a Japanese girl band that performed in military-style costumes resembling Nazi uniforms apologised on Tuesday following a protest lodged by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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Jerry Brown Signs Historic Anti-BDS Bill Into Law

On Saturday afternoon, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an historic anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) bill, Assembly Bill 2844, into law, effectively barring companies that engage in discrimination against any sovereign state — including the Jewish state of Israel — from doing business with the Golden State.

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German Pastor Declares Himself An Anti-Semite

NEW YORK CITY – A pastor for the Lutheran Church in Bremen, Germany who boasted that he is an anti-Semite has prompted the Simon Wiesenthal Center to call for his dismissal.