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Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

New Report Says Anti-Semitism in Europe is Getting Worse

From the JN Staff The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released Monday its second comprehensive report on discrimination and hate crimes against Jews in the EU, finding that an overwhelming majority of the 16,500 self-identified Jewish respondents feel that anti-Semitism is getting worse. This was the largest survey of Jewish people ever conducted…

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Traveling Abroad While Jewish

Every time I’ve traveled, I’ve hesitated so that I may consider how my Jewish identity could be received in the new places I’m going, as well as how I would feel as a young Jewish individual in those foreign locations. As I’ve traveled to Europe and Israel, I’ve developed a few anecdotes about my travels…

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Commentary: Stop Making Excuses For FDR’s Abandonment Of The Jews

President Franklin D. Roosevelt could have saved many Jews from the Holocaust without interrupting America’s war effort. The notion that there was a contradiction between rescuing Jews and fighting the Nazis was an excuse that the Roosevelt administration made at the time — and which, surprisingly, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum seems to be echoing…

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Passengers aboard the MS St. Louis, May 13, 1939-June 17, 1939. On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba, carrying 937 passengers, the majority of whom were Jewish. When the St. Louis arrived in Havana, the passengers learned that the landing certificates they had purchased were invalid. After Cuba refused to allow the passengers to land and the United States (and other Western Hemisphere nations) did not offer to take the passengers, the ship returned to Europe. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee worked with the State Department, ultimately persuading four countries — Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium — to admit some of the passengers. The remaining 254 were forced to return to Europe and were killed by the Nazis.

Americans and the Holocaust

A new exhibit dispels the myth that most Americans were unaware of the atrocities happening in Europe. Was it simply ignorance that Jews were being murdered en masse? Was it anti-Semitism? Or did the United States’ unwillingness to rescue Europe’s Jews from the Holocaust have more nuanced causes? That’s the question Daniel Greene set out…

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What Will Pulling Out Of The Iran Deal Do For The U.S.?

The Detroit Jewish News asked experts on Israel, foreign policy, religion and/or other relevant fields to answer important questions on everyone’s mind in the midst of the recent news from the Middle East. Here are some of their answers. The U.S. just pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Will this be good or bad…

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After graduate school, Beverly Kent went off to discover Israel, which was born the same year as she was.

Israel@70: Ties That Bind

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] A Detroiter born in 1948 charts her close relationship with Israel’s growth. I was a post-World War II baby, born in 1948. This spring, I celebrated my 70th birthday; so did the State of Israel. As I was growing up in Northwest Detroit, my mother, Jennie Levin Kent, made sure our joint destiny…

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President Donald Trump at the press briefing announcing the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, May 8.

Trump Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Agreement

ABOVE: President Donald Trump at the press briefing announcing the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, May 8. President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal on May 8, while announcing stiff new economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. [similar id=45364 type=all] “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should…

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