In landmark ruling, US court allows heirs of Jewish art dealers to sue Germany for restitution

In landmark ruling, US court allows heirs of Jewish art dealers to sue Germany for restitution


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Small blog welfenschatz In landmark ruling, US court allows heirs of Jewish art dealers to sue Germany for restitutionA district court in the United States on Friday granted permission to the descendants of Jewish art collectors to sue Germany in the United States over objects allegedly obtained from their ancestors under duress during the Nazi era.
Small blog asmolov The phenomenon of the “eternal Alien”: About the rejection of Jews and symbolic anti-SemitismWhen it comes to the spectrum of manifestations of racism, why do the Jews occupy a special position in human history? Professor Alexander Asmolov, Head of the Department of the Psychology of Personality at Moscow State University in Russia explains.
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Small blog livingstone Labour suspends Ken Livingstone for a year over Hitler comments – The Guardian04 Apr 2017 While the outcome is a severe blow to Livingstone, the decision not to expel him was met with immediate dismay by his critics within the party, who had deemed his removal essential.  READ MORE »
Small blog fifa Palestinian football chief renews calls for FIFA to exclude Israel over games played in West Bank – Times of Israel04 Apr 2017 At issue are six small-time Israeli soccer clubs which play in Israeli settlements, fueling a protracted dispute at FIFA.. Palestinians argue the presence of the clubs is in breach of FIFA statutes. They want football’s governing body to force Israel to change policy.  READ MORE »
Small blog uni Most Jewish British students say they have been targeted for their religion, study finds – JTA04 Apr 2017 The study results released Monday come as the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported at British educational institutions nearly doubled from last year, to 41 from 21, The Independent newspaper reported. It also comes as Jewish students continue to express concern about anti-Semitism within the National Union of Students, or NUS. READ MORE »
Small blog unhrc WATCH: Jewish Diplomatic Corps members deliver statements on behalf of WJC at UNHRC session in Geneva04 Apr 2017 The World Jewish Congress enlisted the help of members of its flagship program, the Jewish Diplomatic Corps, last month to speak out against the anti-Israel voices in the United Nations Human Rights Council. Here are their statements.  READ MORE »
Small blog o jewish food The complete guide to Jewish food, and what on earth that means – Bloomberg04 Apr 2017 In her sumptuous book King Solomon’s Table, Joan Nathan dares to define it, then takes us on a 3,000-year journey around the world.  READ MORE »
Small blog jameel Singapore deporting imam who spoke against Jews, Christians – JTA04 Apr 2017 An Indian imam in Singapore who was ordered deported after speaking against Jews and Christians during a sermon visited a synagogue to apologize for his remarks.  READ MORE »