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'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.


Trump presidential campaign intern mistakenly tweets image of Nazi soldiers

By JC Reporter, July 15, 2015

American presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign hit a bit of a stumbling block yesterday when a promotional photo was tweeted featuring Nazi soldiers.

The picture – which Trump’s campaign blamed on an intern – showed Trump’s face next to the White House, overset by the American flag…alongside some Nazi soldiers.


'Book-keeper of Auschwitz' jailed for role in 300,000 deaths

By Charlotte Oliver, July 15, 2015

A former SS guard known as the “book-keeper of Auschwitz” has been sentenced to four years in prison for aiding the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.

Oscar Groening, now aged 94, was sentenced in court in the north German city of Lueneburg.

He had stood trial in front of Holocaust survivors and victims’ relatives over the past four months.


Obama on Iran, Clinton on North Korea - compare and contrast

July 14, 2015

Today’s speech by US President Barack Obama speech on the nuclear deal with Iran is remarkably similar to former US President Bill Clinton’s speech following America’s nuclear agreement with North Korea in 1994.

North Korea went on to flout every aspect of the 1994 deal, just as Iran has consistently broken all its promises to curb its own nuclear programme.


Western powers and Iran reach historic deal

By JC Reporter, July 14, 2015

The group of world powers has finally completed a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.

The foreign ministers of Iran, the EU, US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany held a concluding session at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna this morning, formally announcing the agreement at 10.30 UK time.