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Tunisia’s new president regards any ties with Israel as “high treason”

Tunisia’s new president is a hardline opponent of any form of ties with Israel and recently called moves toward relations with the Jewish state “high treason.”

British Jewish Labour MP quits party over antisemitism

British Jewish MP Dame Louise Ellman has quit the Labour Party, saying Jeremy Corbyn is "not fit" to become prime minister.

Former Nazi concentration camp guard to go on trial in Hamburg

Bruno Dey, 93, is accused of accessory in the murders of 5,230 prisoners between 1944 and 1945 in the Stutthof [Sztutowo] camp in what is now Poland.

New Ukrainian Prime Minister attends far-right rally

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has experienced a groundswell of criticism as photographs of him standing on stage with a stylised swastika draped behind him at a Veterans Strong party event were posted on Facebook.

German Jews plead for state security after Halle attack

Members of the Jewish community in the eastern German town of Dessau are living in fear since the extremist attack in Halle. They regularly receive threatening letters — but the community has little protection.

German synagogue gunman admits to antisemitic motive

The man accused of killing two in a gun attack near a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle has admitted to the crime and to having a far-right, antisemitic motivation.

A music lover, a painter: Victims of Halle shooting identified

Two residents of Germany’s Halle who were shot dead during an attempted massacre at the city’s synagogue were identified in German media as 40-year-old music superfan Jana Lange and a 20-year-old painter worker Kevin S.

German Jewish community shocked and horrified following Halle attack

The Central Council of Jews in Germany is shocked and horrified following the attack in the city of Halle in East Germany on Yom Kippur, which took the lives of two people.

Romania to open its first Holocaust museum

Nearly three-quarters of a century since the end of World War II, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum.

Merkel attends Berlin synagogue vigil for shooting victims of Yom Kippur attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended an evening vigil at a historic synagogue in central Berlin to honour the victims of a deadly Yom Kippur attack in the east German city of Halle.

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