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Writer warns of Polish plan to rewrite history of Holocaust

By Nissan Tzur, March 3, 2016

Historian Jan Tomasz Gross, who has been censured by the Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party for highlighting the role some Poles played in perpetrating the Holocaust, has warned that the government is looking to take its whitewash of history into the country's classrooms.

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Racist fans target Italian football pundit

By Anna Momigliano, March 3, 2016

"I am proudly waiting for the next antisemitic chant. Go on as much as you like, cowards", David Guetta, an Italian radio football commentator, wrote on his blog after being the victim of a racist attack in London.

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Gulf states label Hizbollah a terrorist organisation

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 3, 2016

The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran took a turn for the worse this week when the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a six-member group of Sunni states on the Persian Gulf, announced that it was labelling Lebanese paramilitary group Hizbollah a terrorist organisation.

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Nisman was murdered, says investigator

By Adam Feinstein, March 3, 2016

An official investigating the January 2015 death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman has said that he was probably murdered.

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Moldovans to dig up grave

By Julie Masis, March 3, 2016

Volunteers in Moldova are getting ready to dig up a grave that is rumoured to contain the bodies of Jews murdered during the Second World War.

The Moldovan community group August - whose members normally search for the remains of Soviet soldiers - will, for the first time, excavate a civilian massacre site, said Vasilii Senicovschii, the leader of the organisation.

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Warning over terror on Twitter

By Jessica Weinstein, March 3, 2016

A terrorism expert from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has said that Western agencies must target social media as their highest priority in the fight against Daesh.

Adam Hoffman said in a briefing that social media platforms are especially dangerous because they allow terrorists to reach many recruits at once and to court them over time.

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American Jews voice deep fears as Donald Trump surges

By JC Reporter, March 2, 2016

The likely nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican Party candidate in the upcoming US presidential election has sparked deep concern among American Jews.

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Mark Zuckerberg climbs the Forbes rich list

By JC Reporter, March 1, 2016

The world’s 20 richest people lost more than £50bn from their combined wealth last year according to the latest report by Forbes.

The Forbes report, released today, found that the total wealth of those who made it onto the list for 2016 was $827bn compared to $899bn in 2015.

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Former Auschwitz medic ‘unfit for trial’

By JC Reporter, February 29, 2016

The trial of a 95-year-old former Auschwitz medic has been suspended after he was deemed unfit to go to court.

Hubert Zafke, a former SS medic who was stationed in Auschwitz in 1944 has been charged with being an accomplice to the murder of at least 3,681 people.

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Charles Palant, Auschwitz survivor who founded organisation against antisemitism, has died aged 93

By Josh Jackman, February 29, 2016

A Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps before going on to create an organisation to fight antisemitism has died.

Charles Palant, who was 93 , co-founded the Movement against Racism and Antisemitism and for Peace (MRAP) in 1949 after spending 650 days in the two death camps from 1943 until the end of the war.

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