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President of Hungary apologises for father’s Nazi collaboration in a Shoah ceremony in Parliament

“Taking responsibility for the past, including my personal history, I pay tribute to all victims of the Holocaust,” he added.

An empty Seder table with 133 chairs for the hostages sends powerful message outside Downing Street

More than 300 people from the UK Jewish community, Israelis and supporters attended the solidarity event outside Downing Street, organised by the UK Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

Afd leader running in regional elections goes on trial on charges of using a Nazi slogan

Björn Höcke, 52, is the leader of the regional branch of Alternative for Germany, or AfD, in the eastern state of Thuringia and a powerful figure on the party’s hard right.

UK government sanctions leading Iranian military figures and entities following the attack on Israel

The UK has sanctioned a further seven individuals and six entities who have enabled Iran to conduct destabilising regional activity, including its direct attack on Israel.

British Second World War fighters honoured in Field of Remembrance

Last week marked the first time that Jewish soldiers from Palestine, who fought against the Nazis as part of the British Army, have been commemorated as part of Remembrance Sunday activities.

Spanish court suspends town’s anti-Israel boycott

Last week, a district court in Seville, southern Spain, issued a writ of interim injunction against the City Council of La Roda de Andalucia, halting its boycott of Israeli products as well as its decision to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Germany charges ex-Nazi camp guards over hundreds of deaths

German prosecutors investigating Nazi-era crimes said on Wednesday they had charged two former SS officers in their 90s with complicity in hundreds of murders at the Stutthof concentration camp.

Rabbi Giuseppe Laras, leading figure in Italian Judaism, dies at 82

Rabbi Giuseppe Laras, a leading figure in post-war Italian Judaism, has died.

Warsaw ghetto Jews’ secret archive goes on display

Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust.

Irish Jewish community disputes inflated census figures

Census figures that showed Ireland was experiencing the fastest growing Jewish population in the world were not what they seem, according to Maurice Cohen, chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, the country’s EJC affiliate.

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