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In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Hamas militant group on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2017, said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections …

Yad Vashem Slams Abbas for ‘Assault’ on Holocaust

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem on Wednesday slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for claiming the Jews were responsible for their own demise in the Holocaust because of their financial activities , and that the Nazi atrocities had nothing to do with anti-Semitism.  

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Austria’s Kurz Vows Zero Tolerance on Anti-Semitism

Austria’s election winner Sebastian Kurz, who may form a coalition with the far-right, vowed “zero tolerance” on anti-Semitism in any future government, in an interview published in Israel on Tuesday.

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Poland Acquires Gas Chamber Paintings by Late Holocaust Survivor

The museum at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau has acquired 18 post-war paintings by a Polish-French Holocaust survivor that depict the horrors of the gas chambers, and which will go on public display next year.

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87

Activist and writer Elie Wiesel, the World War Two death camp survivor who won a Nobel Peace Prize for becoming the life-long voice of millions of Holocaust victims, has died, Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said on Saturday.

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Berlin Opens Biggest Exhibition of Holocaust Art Outside Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the biggest exhibition of Holocaust art outside Israel in Berlin on Monday, after pledging to take concerns about rising anti-Semitism seriously. The “Art from the Holocaust” show features 100 works

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Israel Honors GI Who Told The Nazis: ‘We Are All Jews’

The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate. But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds (pictured) would have none of that.