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Dior suspends John Galliano after antisemitism row

By Jennifer Lipman, February 25, 2011

Fashion house Dior has suspended its chief designer John Galliano after he was arrested for allegedly making anti-Jewish comments.

Dior's chief executive Sidney Toledano, who is Jewish, said Mr Galliano would be relieved of his responsibilities until after the results of an investigation into the incident.

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John Galliano arrested for alleged antisemitism

By Jennifer Lipman, February 25, 2011

Fashion designer John Galliano has been arrested in Paris after allegedly making antisemitic remarks.

French police officials told AFP that the British designer was taken into custody for “minor violence”.

Mr Galliano, the chief designer for fashion house Dior, was said to have accosted a couple while they were eating at a café in Paris’ Marais district.

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Schindler's List? I wondered what uncle Oskar did

February 24, 2011

The letters and photos of a young Oskar Schindler have been discovered by a relative who had no idea that "Uncle Oskar" had saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews.

The correspondence was found by the daughter of Schindler's cousin, Emilie Tyrolt, who emigrated to America before 1920 and exchanged letters with the young Oskar.

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Come and convert our tribe - Jewish Uganda

February 24, 2011

The story of the Abayudaya, Uganda's largest Jewish community, which is recognised by the Conservative movement, is well-known.

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Russian jailbirds taught Judaism

By Nissan Tzur, February 24, 2011

Inmates in prisons around Moscow may soon be able to quote the Rambam and keep Shabbat, all thanks to a new educational project paid for by the Russian government.

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What Ian McEwan really said

February 24, 2011

Was Ian McEwan's Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech on Sunday an unqualified attack on the country, as presented by many UK publications? Judge for yourself below:

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Egyptian troops back in Sinai, three decades on

By Nathan Jeffay, February 24, 2011

The unrest and subsequent ousting of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt is already proving a game-changer in terms of the Egypt-Israel peace agreement.

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As Egypt convulses, Iran slips through Suez

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 24, 2011

Iran tried this week to divert attention from the growing unrest within its cities by sending two warships through the Suez Canal for the first time in over three decades.

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Jewish centre wrecked in New Zealand quake

By Dan Goldberg, February 24, 2011

An Israeli backpacker is among the rising number of dead following an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island, killing at least 75 people and razing many buil

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Colonel Gaddafi behind Lockerbie bombing, claims former minister

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2011

A senior Libyan politician has claimed to have evidence that the 1988 Lockerbie bombing was carried out under the orders of Colonel Gaddafi.

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