Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Sir Nicholas Winston, who organized "Kindertransports", to be honoured

A Briton who saved Jews in occupied Prague from almost certain death in Nazi concentration camps is to be awarded the Czech Republic's highest honour.

Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 650 mostly Jewish children from the Holocaust by organising the 'Kindertransports' to the UK, will receive the Order of the White Lion.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2660128/Britains-Schindler-Sir-Nicholas-Winton-105-saved-Jewish-children-organising-Kindertransports-UK-set-receive-highest-Czech-honour.html#ixzz34v3KiOo8 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Yearbook contains anti-Semitic slight

At first glance, Monta Vista High School's yearbook looks impressive, the successful result of an all-out effort to put out a pristine product. But buried among its slick photos and creative captions is an anti-Semitic slight -- purposely planted by a student against a Jewish classmate from Israel.
Continue reading: http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25932759/mockery-jewish-boy-slips-past-cupertino-yearbook-editors

Monday, 9 June 2014

Greek Jews disappointed

Makis Voridis, a longtime member of ultranationalist parties, was appointed health minister in Greece. 
 Monday’s appointment, part of a widespread government reshuffle, was met with disappointment by members of the Greek Jewish community.
Read more: http://www.timesofisrael.com/greek-jews-rap-appointment-of-ultranationalist-as-health-minister/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Holocaust scholar's body found

The body of Robert Kuwalek, one of Poland’s foremost Holocaust scholars, was found days after he had been reported missing in Ukraine.
Read more: http://www.timesofisrael.com/body-of-missing-polish-holocaust-scholar-found/#ixzz3459DXDFd 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Beefing up security in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is to beef up security around Jewish synagogues and schools following last month's shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum which left three people dead, its mayor announced on Friday.
read more: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/amsterdam-to-up-jewish/1139556.html

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Ineffective reaction

In the wake of shocking revelations about students at a Chicago public school engaging in severe anti-Semitic bullying, a mother of one young victim is sharply criticizing local school district leaders for their allegedly minimal and ineffective reaction. 
Continue reading: http://jpupdates.com/2014/06/02/chicago-victims-mother-decries-minimal-school-reaction-anti-jewish-bullying-son/

Monday, 2 June 2014

Walking free

A MAN accused of involvement in a violent attack on a Jewish family in Bondi last year has walked free from a Sydney court.
Spartaco Marciano Di Bella, 24, was charged with affray over the incident, which left three members of the Behar family and two friends with serious injuries.
Continue reading: http://www.jewishnews.net.au/charge-against-alleged-bondi-basher-dropped/35293