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On 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors plead for world to 'never forget' atrocities
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On 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors plead for world to 'never forget' atrocities

The ceremony at Auschwitz culminated a week of events around the world, including a commemoration in Jerusalem attended by dozens of world leaders, who urged collective vigilance against a resurgence of anti-Semitism worldwide

101 Traces | The lone caretaker of Kochi's centuries old Jewish synagogue
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101 Traces | The lone caretaker of Kochi's centuries old Jewish synagogue

The caretaker of a 450-year-old Synagogue worries about the future of the Jewish community in Kochi. Joseph Elias Josephai (affectionately known as Babu), is one of the few members of the Jewish community in Kochi who still remain in the city. After the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, a large number of Cochin Jews (also called Malabar Jews) migrated back to the holy land. As a result, there are now as few as 27 Jews left in the city of Kochi. With no one to care for the Kadavumbhagom Synagogue, Babu has taken it upon himself to manage the security and upkeep of the Synagogue. Lamenting the future of the Jewish community in the city, Babu is looking to international Jewish trusts to help ensure that the Synagogue is maintained after his death.

Donald Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital: US president has damaged UN,  risks setting West Asia afire
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Donald Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital: US president has damaged UN, risks setting West Asia afire

No one is quite clear what the urgency was for US president Donald Trump to unilaterally sign the order recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And the haste with which the US is shifting its embassy seem extraordinarily insensitive.

By moving US embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump is acting on long-pending law on Israel's disputed capital
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By moving US embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump is acting on long-pending law on Israel's disputed capital

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is just a confirmation of the ground reality. The fact of the matter is that no Arab country can start a war with the militarily superior Israel to snatch Jerusalem

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site as Muslims continue boycott
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Israel removes metal detectors from holy site as Muslims continue boycott

Jerusalem: Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim worshippers kept up a boycott, suspicious over what would come next. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would maintain a freeze on coordination with Israel despite the climb down.

Narendra Modi in Israel: Don't believe the hype, India isn't abandoning support for Palestine
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Narendra Modi in Israel: Don't believe the hype, India isn't abandoning support for Palestine

It seems only fair that the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel is Narendra Modi of the BJP.

Narendra Modi in Israel: PM's stress on a soft cultural approach to reinforce bilateral ties a win-win strategy
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Narendra Modi in Israel: PM's stress on a soft cultural approach to reinforce bilateral ties a win-win strategy

The prime minister wants to place the burgeoning relationship within the paradigm of an ancient civilisational connect.

US president Donald Trump to be accompanied by daughter Ivanka on overseas trip
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US president Donald Trump to be accompanied by daughter Ivanka on overseas trip

Washington: Ivanka Trump will travel with the US president Donald Trump president to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy on his upcoming foreign trip.

Israel says Jewish birthrate same as Arabs for first time
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Israel says Jewish birthrate same as Arabs for first time

The Jewish birthrate has drawn level with that of Arabs in Israel for the first time since the state was founded in 1948, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics says.

France lays to rest Jacques Hamel, priest killed in Normandy church attack
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France lays to rest Jacques Hamel, priest killed in Normandy church attack

France paid its last respects Tuesday to Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old priest murdered by jihadists last week, at an emotional funeral.

'Mein Kampf' publisher promises proceeds from sales to Holocaust survivors
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'Mein Kampf' publisher promises proceeds from sales to Holocaust survivors

A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto Mein Kampf to a local organisation that works with ageing Holocaust survivors.

Ex-Auschwitz guard, willing henchman in Holocaust, convicted in Germany
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Ex-Auschwitz guard, willing henchman in Holocaust, convicted in Germany | Reuters

DETMOLD, Germany A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard was sentenced to jail in Germany on Friday by a judge who branded him a "willing and efficient henchman" in the Holocaust. In what is likely to be one of Germany's last trials for World War Two-era atrocities, Reinhold Hanning was convicted of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people at the concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Rejecting the defence argument that the former SS officer had never killed, beaten or abused anyone himself, Judge Anke Grudda said Hanning had chosen to serve in the notorious death camp and had helped it run.

Tell the truth, Auschwitz survivor urges accused in Nazi trials | Reuters
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Tell the truth, Auschwitz survivor urges accused in Nazi trials | Reuters

BERLIN A Holocaust survivor said on Tuesday that four suspects accused by German prosecutors of being accessory to murder at Auschwitz must have known of the mass killings taking place at the camp because of the "unbearable stench" of burning bodies. Germany is holding what are likely to be its last trials linked to the Holocaust, in which more than six million people, mostly Jews, were killed by the Nazis

Argentine investigator says Nisman death points to murder
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Argentine investigator says Nisman death points to murder | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES An Argentine prosecutor who died last year just days after accusing then-President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran's alleged role in the bombing of a Jewish centre was apparently murdered, an official investigating the case said on Thursday. Alberto Nisman was found shot dead in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment 13 months ago

Israel approves mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall
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Israel approves mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall | Reuters

JERUSALEM The Israeli government approved on Sunday the creation of a mixed-sex plaza at Jerusalem's Western Wall to accommodate Jews who contest Orthodox curbs on worship by women there. The wall is revered as a vestige of Judaism's two ancient temples and access to it is segregated by gender. Most religious rites take place in the men's section in accordance with centuries-old Orthodox standards that hold sway in Israel.

German Jews fear rising antisemitism during Mideast refugee influx
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German Jews fear rising antisemitism during Mideast refugee influx | Reuters

BERLIN When Judith G. helped out at a refugee centre near Frankfurt last October and identified herself as Jewish, she was spat on and insulted

Merkel opens exhibition of Holocaust art in Berlin
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Merkel opens exhibition of Holocaust art in Berlin | Reuters

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 from Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial centre, which were created by Jewish inmates at concentration camps, labour camps and ghettos during the Nazi time. Of the 50 artists featured in the exhibition, 24 were killed by the Nazis.

Hebrew graffiti at Jerusalem monastery threatens Christians
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Hebrew graffiti at Jerusalem monastery threatens Christians | Reuters

JERUSALEM Israel ordered a high-priority police investigation on Sunday into anti-Christian messages scrawled in Hebrew on the walls and doors of a Jerusalem monastery, saying they marked an assault on religious harmony.

Netanyahu says time for U.S. Jews to heal rifts over Iran deal
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Netanyahu says time for U.S. Jews to heal rifts over Iran deal | Reuters

WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S.

Netanyahu says time for U.S. Jews to heal rifts over Iran deal
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Netanyahu says time for U.S. Jews to heal rifts over Iran deal | Reuters

WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S.