In German, there is a new word for those ready to explain and justify any and all aspects of Russian President Putin's behavior. They are called the "Putinversteher" – literally, the Putin understanders. These people are not quite apologists or appeasers for the Russian leader and his behaviour.
The suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, who claimed Argentina tried to cover up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a cultural centre, continues to drive a wedge between Latin America's largest Jewish community and its government.
This week, the Jewish community of Buenos Aires boycotted a state ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, amid mounting mistrust over the Arg
Fifty years after the Selma Civil Rights March helped to outlaw discriminatory voting practices in America, the event is being commemorated in an Oscar-nominated film, Selma. While many critics have heaped praise on the movie, not everyone is happy with the results.
Following criticisms over the film's unsympathetic – and, allegedly, inaccurate - portrayal of Lyndon B.
For decades the history of our people in the Second World War has only focused on the tragic losses of the lives of million of our ancestors.
The Holocaust is an ever-present part of our collective past; but one aspect that is often neglected in society and even our own reflections on the events of the Second World War is the role that Jewish soldiers played in fighting against the Nazi regime.
Leon Brittan was undoubtedly one of the leading British Jews of his generation. He rendered great service to this country in all the great offices he held, and but for the vagaries of political life might well have gone on to achieve even greater things.
We drove in and saw a sight that shocked us as nothing, even the sights of war, had ever shown us before. There was a stench of death everywhere. We were there for about two weeks filming and I thought as time went by it might leave me. I wanted to forget.