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Court clears Argentina president in Iran 'cover-up'

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court on Thursday upheld the decision to dismiss a case against President Cristina Kirchner on accusations that she shielded Iranian officials from prosecution over a 1994 Jewish center bombing.

More secrets may lurk at suspected Nazi hideout in Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said more dark secrets may be buried there.

Jewish supermarket in Paris attacked by jihadist reopens

France - The Jewish supermarket in Paris attacked by a jihadist gunman linked to the shootings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in January reopened Sunday, with the French interior minister buying two bottles of wine to demonstrate his support.

European Jews 'bankrupted' by security costs: U.S. envoy

Stockholm - Many Jewish bodies in Europe are being bankrupted by the growing need for security measures, the U.S. State Department's special envoy on anti-Semitism said on Friday.

Israel court to hear battle over Schindler papers

Jerusalem - Forty years after his death, a legal battle is playing out in Jerusalem over documents belonging to Oskar Schindler including personal copies of the lists of Jews he saved from the Holocaust.

Argentine prosecutor was 'assassinated': Family probe

Buenos Aires - The Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously while pursuing a case against President Cristina Kirchner was assassinated, his ex-wife said Thursday, announcing the results of an unofficial probe commissioned by the family.

French warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

Paris - France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982, a judicial source told AFP on Wednesday.

Argentina appeal revives cover-up case against president

Buenos Aires - Argentine prosecutors on Wednesday appealed a judge's decision to dismiss their case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

Argentina judge dismisses cover-up case against president

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge dismissed the case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly shielding Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

Argentina creates new spy agency after prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Argentina's congress passed a law Thursday creating a new intelligence service after the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused the president of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing targeting Jews.

Argentine government accuses ex-spy of smuggling

Buenos Aires - A powerful ex-spy linked to explosive allegations against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was accused by the government Tuesday of running a smuggling ring and committing tax fraud.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's militant attacks in Paris.

Danish Muslims plan peace vigil after shootings

Copenhage - A Danish Muslim group Monday said it was planning a peace vigil in the heart of Copenhagen this week to protest against hate crimes after this month's twin attacks in the city.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Argentina's Kirchner accuses lawmakers of joining opposition rally

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner criticized lawmakers Saturday for participating in a massive march over the controversial death of a prosecutor, accusing them of joining the opposition to protest her administration.

Ex-wife of dead Argentine prosecutor rejects suicide claim

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of a dead Argentine prosecutor rejected claims he'd killed himself and called for independent oversight of the probe Thursday, a day after huge crowds called for justice in the case.

Belgium charges Frenchman as accomplice in Jewish museum attack

Brussels - A Frenchman suspected of helping compatriot Medhi Nemmouche, held for killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May, has been formally charged, the federal prosecutors office said Thursday.

Thousands rally in Buenos Aires over Nisman death

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demanding justice marched in symbolic silence Wednesday in soaking Buenos Aires to mark a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president of a massive cover-up.

French teen vandals charged with desecrating Jewish graves

Saverne - Five teenagers were charged Wednesday with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves in a suspected anti-Semitic act that has shocked France.

March ramps up pressure over Argentine prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner urged Argentines to be on guard Wednesday ahead of a mass protest over the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing.

Hollande seeks to reassure French Jews after cemetery vandalism

Sarre-union - President Francois Hollande vowed the state would protect French Jews with all its force as he led a ceremony Tuesday at a Jewish cemetery where hundreds of graves were vandalised.

History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe's Jews

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for Jewish emigration after anti-Semitic attacks have riled European leaders but come as no surprise given Israel's history as a refuge and a looming election, analysts say.

Five French teens held for vandalising Jewish graves

Saverne - French prosecutors said Monday they had taken five teenagers into custody suspected of vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves, an act that prompted fresh pleas for Jews not to turn their back on France.

Danish Jews reject Netanyahu's call to move to Israel

Copenhage - Danish Jews on Monday turned down an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to emigrate to Israel following a deadly weekend attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

Hollande says Jews have 'place in France'

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that Jews were welcome in Europe and France, in an apparent retort to Israel's prime minister who urged Jews to move to Israel after attacks on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

French PM urges Jews to stay after tombs defaced

Paris - Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday urged France's Jews to stay in the country after a fresh call by the Israeli premier for European Jews to emigrate to Israel.

Hundreds of tombs defaced in French Jewish cemetery: minister

Sarre-union - France's interior minister said Sunday several hundred tombs had been defaced at a Jewish cemetery in the northeast of the country, in what he called "a despicable act".

Argentina officials rally behind Kirchner

Buenos Aires - Members of Argentina's government rallied behind President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday, tossing aside allegations she protected Iranian suspects in an investigation into a 1994 bombing.

New prosecutors accuse Argentine leader of bombing cover-up

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was formally accused Friday of trying to protect Iranian officials implicated in a notorious 1994 bombing as prosecutors renewed explosive allegations first aired by a colleague who died mysteriously last month.

Dead Argentine prosecutor's ex-wife criticizes probe

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously after accusing President Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in a 1994 Jewish center bombing criticized the probe into his death Thursday.
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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 Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
General Pétain meeting Adolf Hitler in October 1940
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Train to Nazi extermination camps
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Railway lines at Perrache train station, Lyon France, from which many Jews were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
The Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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
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
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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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
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
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HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
Friends of Kehilat Bnei Torah - Har Nof
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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
 I am joking  the dog will not eat you.
"I am joking, the dog will not eat you."
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Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
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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