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Jewish volunteers bond with Ukrainian kids at summer camp

Aug. 01, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A 5-year-old girl's drawing at a summer camp in Poland's capital caught the eye of one of her counselors. Why did she use black and white, and not red or pink, to make a heart, Rabbi Ilana Baird asked the child. The girl, sighing heavily, said it was black...

Bayern, Chelsea teens play in Holocaust memorial tournament

Jul. 31, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Silence endured long after Holocaust survivor Shaul Paul Ladany had finished speaking to some of the most talented young soccer players in Europe. The 86-year-old Ladany hadn’t even mentioned that he completed a half-marathon 10 days before. There was...

Nazi protesters show up outside young conservatives meeting

Jul. 24, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Holocaust center in Florida and others condemned the presence of protesters holding Nazi flags and posters with antisemitic imagery outside a convention of young conservative activists that drew as speakers President Donald Trump, Florida Gov, Ron DeSantis and several...

Teachers weep recalling students killed in Parkland shooting

Jul. 20, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Teachers gave heart-wrenching testimony Wednesday in the penalty trial of Nikolas Cruz, with one recalling how a boy in her Holocaust studies class correctly answered a question seconds before he became one of 17 people murdered during the school shooter's rampage...

Holocaust survivors mark 80 years since mass Paris roundup

Jul. 17, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron decried his Nazi-collaborator predecessors and rising antisemitism, vigorously vowing to stamp out Holocaust denial as he paid homage Sunday to thousands of French children sent to death camps 80 years ago for one reason alone: because they were...

Biden delivers tough talk on Iran as he opens Mideast visit

Jul. 15, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday opened his first visit to the Mideast since taking office by offering anxious Israeli leaders strong reassurances of his determination to stop Iran’s growing nuclear program, saying he’d be willing to use force as a "last resort." ...

The Latest: Khashoggi's widow cites Biden commitment on MBS

Jul. 13, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

The Latest on President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast (all times local): WASHINGTON — The widow of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S.-based writer killed by Saudi government agents four years ago, said Wednesday that she received a commitment that President Joe Biden will bring up the...

Biden to ping through Israel's iconic spots on Mideast tour

Jul. 13, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden's dash through Israel and the occupied West Bank this week is expected to cut across some of the region's most iconic places. Both luxurious and grueling, Biden's visit starts with a VIP arrival at Israel's main commercial airport — an...

Poland, Israel improve ties as ambassador starts work

Jul. 12, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and Israel have taken a step toward normalizing diplomatic ties, the Polish president said Tuesday, as the Israeli ambassador officially presented his credentials in Warsaw. President Andrzej Duda tweeted that he and Israeli President Issac Herzog have...

Thousands in Bosnia commemorate 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 11, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Fifty newly identified victims were honored and reburied Monday in Bosnia as thousands gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the Holocaust. Twenty-seven years after...