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Revealed: the hidden Nazi death camps

By Jennifer Lipman and Sandy Rashty, March 7, 2013

The scale of Nazi atrocities was at least six times worse than previously thought, new research has revealed this week.

Geoffrey Megargee and British academic Martin Dean, who are based at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, are midway through a 25-year project to catalogue the Nazi campaign in the years before and during the Final Solution.


Pentagon report shows Iran boosting military capability

By Jennifer Lipman, July 11, 2012

A US government report into Iran has found evidence of advancements in the country's weapons capability and warned that the country would "present a formidable force" in the event of a conflict.


Netanyahu: We can't wait on Iran like we did on Auschwitz

By Jennifer Lipman, March 6, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister has emphasised the urgency of a response to the Iranian nuclear threat.


Obama's Aipac promises on Iran threat welcomed by Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, March 5, 2012

President Barack Obama has vowed that all options will remain on the table when it comes to US action against a nuclear Iran.

The US leader, speaking at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) conference in Washington DC, said he would be willing to consider "all elements of American power" to counter the Iranian threat.


Ben Stiller to star in HBO Jewish family series

By Jennifer Lipman, January 24, 2012

The life of a Jewish family in Washington DC is to be dramatised by the television network behind The Sopranos and Sex and the City.

HBO has ordered a pilot episode of a series, starring Ben Stiller and written by novelist Jonathan Safran Foer. A film adaptation of Mr Safran Foer's post-9/11 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Clos will be in cinemas later this year.


Jack Lew named as Obama's new chief of staff

By Jennifer Lipman, January 10, 2012

A Shabbat-observant Jew will take over as chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

Jack Lew, who previously worked for President Clinton, has been named as the successor to William Daley.


Republican leader: Obama must do more on Arab antisemitism

By Jennifer Lipman, December 16, 2011

The most senior Jewish politician in US history has called on President Barack Obama to do more to challenge antisemitic attitudes amongst leaders in the Middle East.


Republicans in Washington to woo Jewish voters

By Jennifer Lipman, December 7, 2011

Republican candidates will be vying for the attention of Jewish voters at a panel session today.

Although the Democratic Party has traditionally enjoyed the backing of much of the Jewish community, the Republicans are hoping that disillusion with President Obama will help secure new voters next November.


Rabbi arrested in Washington for budget protest

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011

A group of Jewish leaders and their Christian counterparts were arrested in Washington DC on Thursday after staging a protest over budget cuts.

The 11 religious representatives had gathered at the Capitol Rotunda and started a sit-in to make a statement urging President Obama not to "balance the budget on the backs of the poor".


On this day: Attack at the Holocaust Museum

By Jennifer Lipman, June 10, 2011

It was supposed to be an ordinary day of work for Stephen Johns, a 39-year-old security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

But in a tragedy that shocked the nation, Mr Johns, who was later described by colleagues as "a soft-spoken, gentle giant", was shot dead that afternoon by an octogenarian with ties to white supremacist groups.