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Argentina ex-leader on trial for obstructing bombing probe

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Carlos Menem went on trial Thursday with 12 co-accused for allegedly obstructing the investigation into the 1994 suicide bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people.

Jewish Games to be held at Nazi-era German venue

Berlin - Seventy years after the end of World War II, Berlin from Monday hosts the European Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, at the site of the 1936 "Nazi Games".

Judge bars ex-president Menem from leaving Argentina

Buenos Aires - A judge on Wednesday barred former president Carlos Menem from leaving Argentina ahead of his trial over alleged obstruction of the investigation into the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994.

Jewish groups hail Auschwitz verdict, urge more trials

Deutschland - Jewish groups welcomed the conviction Wednesday of a former Nazi SS officer known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and urged justice authorities to maintain pressure on ageing war criminals.

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

London - Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth visits Nazi concentration camp

Berlin - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made her first trip to a former Nazi concentration camp Friday, visiting Bergen-Belsen just over 70 years after it was liberated by British forces, on the final day of her state visit to Germany.

Soap opera shines positive light on Egypt's Jews

Cairo - With scenes of religious coexistence and vintage elegance in a more cosmopolitan era, an Egyptian soap opera aims to dispel prejudice towards the country's long-vilified and nearly extinct Jewish community.

France approves $60 mn compensation over Nazi rail deportations

Paris - French MPs on Wednesday approved a landmark deal with the United States in which France agreed to pay $60 million in overall compensation to foreign nationals deported to Nazi death camps on French trains in World War II.

France urges Jordan 'respect' in Paris attack suspect extradition

Amman - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982."I have asked our Jordanian friends...

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris attack on Jews 'held in Jordan'

France - The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured, has been arrested in Jordan, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris attack on Jews 'held in Jordan'

France - The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured, has been arrested in Jordan, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

Spain passes citizenship plan for ancestors of Jews expelled in 1492

Madrid - Spain's lower house of parliament approved Thursday a law that eases the path to citizenship for descendants of Jews who were forced to flee the country five centuries ago during the Inquisition.

Luxembourg apologises to Jews for WWII 'injustice'

Luxembourg - Luxembourg apologised to the Jewish community Tuesday for its "suffering" during the Nazi occupation in World War II, in the first such gesture since the conflict ended 70 years ago.

German woman, 102, gets doctorate 77 yrs after Nazis blocked her

Hamburg - A 102-year-old woman received her doctorate from a German university Tuesday -- nearly 80 years after the Nazis prevented her sitting the final exam to officially obtain it. Pediatric expert Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was presented with her Ph.D.

Pope backs sainthood candidacy of 'anti-Semitic' priest

Vatican City - Pope Francis raised eyebrows on Friday by supporting the candidacy for sainthood of a French priest whose dossier was put on hold in 2005 because of his alleged anti-Semitic views.

Many Holocaust survivors live in poverty: U.S. diplomat

Prague - A substantial number of the 500,000 Holocaust survivors worldwide are suffering from poverty and need urgent help to live a dignified life in their last years, an advisor to the U.S. secretary of state said Wednesday.

Hundreds pay tribute to Brussels Jewish Museum dead

Brussels - The mayor of Brussels led tributes Sunday to the four people murdered at the Jewish Museum a year ago as he sought to reassure Jews about their future in the Belgian capital.

European Jews fear for safety a year after museum attack

Brussels - A year after a gunman murdered four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Jews across Europe increasingly fear for their safety and warn they are on the frontline of an Islamist war against democracy itself.

Former FM denies Iranian involvement in 1994 Argentina attack

Buenos Aires - A former Iranian foreign minister and another ex-official have denied Tehran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that has come under renewed scrutiny after the death of an investigator.

Danish intelligence chief steps down after criticism

Copenhage - The head of Denmark's intelligence agency on Wednesday stepped down as an investigation criticised parts of the police response to February's deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen.

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

Djerba - The Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba is to take place Wednesday under extra security after the Bardo museum massacre and Israel's warning of terror threats.

Polish ex-foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93

Varsovia - Auschwitz survivor and two-time Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski died Friday at the age of 93, his biographer said.

Warsaw urges Mattel to recall game over 'Nazi Poland' term

Varsovia - Poland on Friday said it has demanded that US toy producer Mattel recall the party game "Apples to Apples" for using the erroneous term "Nazi Poland," as Warsaw had never collaborated with Hitler.

Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor again rejected a case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

US envoy apologises to Poland over FBI chief's Holocaust claim

Varsovia - The US ambassador to Warsaw apologised Sunday after being summoned by the foreign ministry over comments by the head of the FBI that Poland shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany.

Argentine prosecutor's death the stuff of fiction in new book

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor dead under mysterious circumstances. His case against the president thrust spectacularly into the national spotlight. These events -- are they fact or fiction?

Holocaust descendants in US sue France's railway over 'genocide'

Washington - Descendants of Holocaust victims have filed a US lawsuit claiming France's national railway seized the property of tens of thousands of Jews and others sent to Nazi concentration camps.

Thousands march at Auschwitz in memory of Holocaust dead

Oswiecim - Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe marched alongside Polish teenagers Thursday in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Hungarian Jews march in memory of Holocaust amid far-right alarm

Budapest - Thousands of people on Sunday joined Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust, as World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder denounced the country's surging far-right Jobbik party as "extremist".

Buchenwald survivors mark 70th anniversary of liberation

Frankfurt - More than 80 survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp observed a minute's silence on Saturday, 70 years to the day since it was liberated.
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Train to Nazi extermination camps
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
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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 I am joking  the dog will not eat you.
"I am joking, the dog will not eat you."
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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
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
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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The Topographie des Terrors  Berlin.
The Topographie des Terrors, Berlin.
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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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
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 Anhalter Bahnhof  Berlin.
The Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin.
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
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.
Friends of Kehilat Bnei Torah - Har Nof
Memorial for the victims of  Nazi extermination camps
Memorial for the victims of Nazi extermination camps
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

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