Elie Wiesel: A 50-Year Retrospective

Elie Wiesel: A 50-Year Retrospective

July 5, 2016
JTA Daily Briefing
Elie Wiesel in the JTA archives: 50 years of coverage 
Elie Wiesel
The Holocaust survivor and human rights activist has been featured in nearly 900 JTA articles over the years. Here are some highlights. Read more »
How Elie Wiesel inspired the Free Soviet Jewry movement

For students in the 1960s, Wiesel helped galvanize a nascent Soviet Jewry movement into a tidal wave of action, writes one activist. Read more »

Donald Trump blames ‘dishonest media’ for fuss over tweet depicting Star of David

Trump’s official Twitter account tweeted — then deleted — an image showing a Star of David shape and dollar bills superimposed over a picture of Hillary Clinton. Read more »

Israeli pol: Mark Zuckerberg has terror victim’s ‘blood’ on his hands

Gilad Erdan charged that Facebook impedes Israeli police in their efforts to catch terrorists and sets too high a bar for removing offensive material. Read more »

Breaking News

Jeremy Corbyn says he regrets support for Hamas, Hezbollah

El Al flight gets Swiss Air Force escort after bomb threat

Demolition order issued for home of Palestinian who killed girl in her bed

3 suicide bombings rock Saudi Arabia in a day, including near Muhammad mosque

Dutch Jewish woman evicted after anti-Semitic abuse, threats by neighbor 


Elie Wiesel: My journey to Cambodia 

In a JTA interview, the famed author compared the situation in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge genocide to the aftermath of the Holocaust. Read more »

What We’re Reading

Elie Wiesel ‘died as a hero in Israel,’ but it wasn’t always that way (L.A. Times) 

Why Elie Wiesel wasn’t a Holocaust writer: A personal remembrance (eJewish Philanthropy) 

Elie Wiesel stood up to presidents, spoke out for justice (CNN) 

Elie Wiesel’s moral imagination never reached Palestine (Foreign Policy)

Being terrified, but never terrorized, in an LGBTQ nightclub (Keshet)

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