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Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

Buenos Aires - A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner fled Argentina on Sunday after threats."Now safe in Tel Aviv. Thanks everybody.

Argentine prosecutor shot point blank in forehead: Official

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner took a bullet point-blank to his forehead, justice officials said Saturday.

Auschwitz: Enduring testament to Nazi horrors

Paris - The Auschwitz concentration camp, one of the most haunting symbols of the horrors of Nazism, is today a firm fixture on the tourist trail.

Poland uncovers new names of former Auschwitz staff

Warsaw - Polish officials said Friday they had drawn up a list of 9,500 staff members at the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, thousands more than previous estimates.

Belgium hunts accomplice of suspected Jewish museum killer

Brussels - The Belgian authorities are looking for a possible accomplice to Mehdi Nemmouche, who has been charged with killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last year, the prosecutor's office said Friday.

Auschwitz survivors relive atrocities, 70 years on

Krak - The piercing screams of a woman electrocuted on a barbed wire fence, children sent to the gas chambers and the constant threat of death: Auschwitz survivors recall life in the world's most notorious death camp with remarkable clarity.

UN meets to confront anti-Semitism after Paris attacks

New York - French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy on Thursday led calls at the United Nations to confront a global rise in anti-Semitism, during a special session held two weeks after the Paris attacks that shocked the world.

Kirchner: Argentine prosecutor killed to discredit me

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday she believes that a prosecutor who died under suspicious circumstances was murdered in a plot to implicate her government in a cover-up of a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Argentine Jews rally for 'truth, justice' over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Jewish community pressed for "truth and justice", rallying at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack.

Argentine Jews call rally for 'truth, justice' over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice" Wednesday, convening a demonstration at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack.

EU faces 'huge challenge' to reassure Jews of future in Europe

Brussels - The EU faces a "huge challenge" to reassure Jews about their future in Europe after Islamist attacks in Paris, a top official said Wednesday as it discussed fresh counter-terror measures.

Argentine prosecutor's death sparks uproar, full probe vowed

Buenos Aires - Amid a public uproar, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's government on Tuesday pledged its full backing of a probe into the suspicious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of obstructing his investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish commu...

Argentine prosecutor who accused president found dead

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor was found dead just hours before giving what was expected to be damning testimony against President Cristina Kirchner, in what appears to have been a suicide, officials said.

Hungarian Jews mark 70 years since Budapest ghetto liberation

Budapest - Hungarian Jews and Soviet army veterans gathered Sunday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Budapest ghetto in World War II.

British Jews fear future in Europe

London - Almost half of British Jews fear they have no long-term future in Britain or Europe, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

Israel buries Jews slain in Paris attack

Jerusalem - Israel held an emotional funeral Tuesday for four Jews killed by an Islamist gunman in Paris, with thousands turning out to mourn the victims of an attack that shook the Jewish community.

Israel set to hold funerals for Jews slain in Paris attack

Jerusalem - Crowds of mourners are set to attend the funeral in Jerusalem Tuesday of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a Paris kosher supermarket, after their bodies were flown to Israel.

France boosts security at Jewish schools as gunman 'likely had accomplice'

Paris - France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police to protect the 700 Jewish schools in the country, as Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday that the gunman who attacked a kosher supermarket probably had an accomplice.

Netanyahu steps up appeal to French Jews after attacks

Paris - This week's deadly jihadist attacks have again set off a competition between the French and Israeli governments to reassure and secure the affection of France's increasingly nervous Jewish population.

France to protect Jewish sites with army 'if necessary'

Paris - Jewish schools and synagogues will be protected "if necessary" by the French army, a leading figure in the country's Jewish community said after meeting with President Francois Hollande on Sunday.

France is home to Europe's biggest Jewish and Muslim communities

Paris - France, where police ended two hostage dramas Friday killing Islamist brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo massacre and a third suspected extremist who attacked a Jewish supermarket, has the biggest Jewish and Muslim populations in Europe.

France vows 'national' fight against anti-Semitism after attack

Cr - France's interior minister vowed Sunday to make the fight against anti-Semitism a "national cause" after a couple was attacked apparently because the man was Jewish.

Florida gives Satanists right to erect 'Angel in Hellfire' scene

Miami - In 2013, Florida passed a law which gave equal representation to Christians, Jews, secular humanists, atheists, and Pastafarians, thus allowing them to construct testaments to their own faith (or lack thereof) on the grounds of the state Capitol.

France to pay $60 million to U.S. for Nazi rail deportations

Washington - In a landmark deal, France will pay $60 million to the United States to be shared among American and foreign nationals deported to Nazi death camps on French trains in World War II.

French minister condemns brutal 'anti-Semitic' attack on couple

Cr - France's interior minister on Wednesday condemned an "anti-Semitic" attack on a young couple that saw armed assailants storm into their apartment, rape the woman and steal jewelry and bank cards.

New face at helm of Germany's Jewish community

Berlin - An Israeli-born German doctor on Sunday took over as leader of Germany's Jewish community, saying it was part of German society and aimed to help shape life in the country.

Swiss museum accepts Gurlitt art hoard, to return Nazi loot

Berlin - A Swiss museum on Monday accepted a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era, but pledged to restitute any looted pieces.

Belgian king visits Jewish museum months after attack

Brussels - Belgium's King Philippe visited the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Friday in a show of support for the Jewish community and the relatives of four people killed in a gun attack there in May.

Merkel urges swift action over 'appalling' Dachau camp theft

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday for thieves of a gate to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau to be swifty brought to justice, as she received an award from Holocaust survivors.

Outrage over theft of Dachau concentration camp gate

Dachau - Jewish leaders in Germany voiced outrage Monday over the theft of the gate to the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" (Work will set you free).
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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz  are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
Jews on a selection ramp at Auschwitz, are shown in this archival photo taken in May 1944
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Railway lines at Perrache train station  Lyon France  from which many Jews were deported to Nazi dea...
Railway lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which many Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in...
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
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Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp  May/June 1944
Selection of Jews at the ramp in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) German Nazi death camp, May/June 1944
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The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Kristallnacht  also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass  was a pogrom or series of attacks a...
Kristallnacht, also to referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938. Photo: Germans pass broken window of Jewish-owned shop.
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Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported t...
Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
Railways lines at Perrache train station  Lyon France  from which thousands of Jews were deported to...
Railways lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which thousands of Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
Train to Nazi extermination camps
Train to Nazi extermination camps
Dedicative plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the SNCF railwaymen who died f...
Dedicative plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the SNCF railwaymen who died fighting the Nazis who had invaded France during WWII
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10  2010
The 65th anniversary of the liberation of the woman Nazi camp of Ravensbrück on April 10, 2010
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau