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New Israeli exhibit highlights power of photos in Holocaust

January 25, 201812:35 pm Staring at grainy video footage of Jewish children marching to their freedom though the barbed-wire fences of the Auschwitz death camp, 79-year-old Vera Kriegel Grossman excitedly points a finger at the screen upon identifying a dark-haired girl in a dirty striped uniform as her 6-year-old self. …

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21 groups warn US against Palestinian refugee funding cuts

January 25, 201811:04 am The leaders of 21 international humanitarian groups have urged the US to reconsider its decision to withhold $65 million from the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees, warning of “dire consequences” if funding is cut. They say they are alarmed by the Trump administration’s link between …

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Israel accuses UN rights forum of bias over Palestinians

January 23, 201812:47 pm Israel accused the United Nations on Tuesday of continuous discrimination against it over its treatment of Palestinians and called for reforms of its human rights body. The Human Rights Council’s regular examination of Israel’s record, the first since 2013, comes after US President Donald Trump recognized …

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Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

January 20, 201810:02 am US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Pence had been due to travel in December last year, but Arab anger over President Donald …

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Luxembourg’s Jean Asselborn calls for recognizing Palestine

January 18, 201810:22 am Luxembourg and other EU nations would recognize the Palestinian state were France to lead the way, Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn says. Europeans “must show” that Palestinians deserve a state, he added. The European Union is divided on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, which makes it impossible to lead an …

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