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Remains of 86 Jews used by Nazis for medical experiments found in Strasbourg laboratory

By Jessica Weinstein, July 20, 2015

The remains of 86 Jewish people sent to Nazi gas chambers in 1943 have been found at a forensic medicine institute in Strasbourg in France.

They were found by historian Raphael Toledano and included bodies that were dismembered and burnt and a jar of “skin fragments” from a gas chamber victim.


‘International firms queuing up as Iran awaits multi-billion-dollar boost’

By JC Reporter, July 17, 2015

Companies around the world are preparing to renew their commercial ties with Iran, according to an Israeli defence official.


Executed ‘Soviet spy’ Ethel Rosenberg may have been innocent, court documents reveal

By Rosa Doherty, July 17, 2015

A Jewish-American woman executed for being a spy in 1953 may have been innocent, according to declassified documents.

Ethel Rosenberg was executed by electric chair at a New York prison after her brother testified that she had passed atomic secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War.


Iran deal is a blow to the credibility of Netanyahu

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 16, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's response on Tuesday morning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme was hardly surprising.


'Justice gets further away with every year'

By Jonathan Gilbert, July 16, 2015

Twenty one years after one of the deadliest anti-Jewish attacks since the Second World War, large crowds were expected to gather in Buenos Aires on Friday.


Israel now the Jew among nations, says Abe Foxman

By Edwin Black, July 16, 2015

National director of the Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman will be retiring soon but, true to form, the assertive 75-year-old is going out with a warning.

Looking back at his 50 years of service to the anti-hate watchdog, he said: "Fifty years ago, prognosticators said: 'Antisemitism, it's a historical fact of the past.


MEPs back proposal for EU antisemitism tsar

By Naomi Firsht, July 16, 2015

Dozens of MEPs are backing a plan to create a special EU envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism.

The European Jewish Association, which is behind the plan, has gained the support of a number of cross-party MEPS.


Paris family attacked and robbed at gunpoint ‘because they are Jewish’

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2015

A Jewish family in Paris was attacked and robbed because of their religion, an antisemitism watchdog has confirmed.

The family, who own a jewellery shop in Paris, were attacked and tied up by three masked men of African descent holding handguns on Wednesday morning.

The son was said to suffer from “serious injuries” and was treated in hospital along with his parents.


In the long term, building a bomb will be easier for Iran

By Tom Wilson, July 15, 2015

This deal could be one of the most calamitous things to have happened in the Middle East for generations. While it slows Iran’s progress to the bomb temporarily, it establishes a deeply flawed system of verification and emboldens the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror — one that is openly committed to extinguishing the world’s only Jewish state.


This agreement will stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon

By Lawrence Freedman, July 15, 2015

The agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear programme has sharply divided opinion.