Amsterdam's City Council has agreed to pay the local Jewish community £8 million as compensation for forcing returning Holocaust survivors to pay property taxes that they had incurred while in death camps and in exile around Europe.
Mayor Eberhard van der Laan made the announcement at the opening of a new Holocaust museum in the city last week.
J-Street, the American liberal Jewish group, was given more than half a million dollars to promote President Barack Obama's controversial nuclear deal with Iran in the face of fierce opposition from Israel, it has emerged.
The group, which declares itself pro-Israel, was given the money by the Ploughshares Fund, the main organisation used by the White House to advocate for the deal.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly has a long-standing disagreement with his deputy prime minister over the existence of a shadowy financial group that is said to be conspiring to bring down the country.
Oskar Deutsch, head of Vienna's Jewish community, expressed relief today at the outcome of Austria's presidential election, in which independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly won over far-right candidate Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party.