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Suspected synagogue shooter appears to have railed against Jews, refugees online

Robert Bowers, who authorities said attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday morning services, appears to have targeted Jewish people on a social media account rife with anti-Semitic and white supremacist …


Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media.


Palestinians protest Balfour Declaration on centenary

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank on Thursday marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish …


Century-old declaration hardens Israeli-Palestinian rift

Israelis celebrate it. Palestinians despise it. The Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel, turns 100 this week, with events in …


Rabbis protest Trump by dropping holiday conference call

American rabbis critical of President Donald Trump will not try to organize a conference call with him for the Jewish High Holy Days in protest of his response to a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

U.S. Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Spokane psychologists turn to Nuremberg trial ruling on Nazi gas killings to defend role in torture

The attorneys defending Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are arguing that the successful defense of the “gas technician” of the firm that developed Zyklon B used by Nazis …


UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Israeli list of unrecognized U.S. rabbis points to rift

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has compiled a list of overseas rabbis whose authority they refused to recognize when it comes to certifying the Jewishness of someone who wants to get married …


Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …


Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …


Jewish Idaho inmates take legal action for kosher meals

The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections on behalf of four inmates seeking kosher meals for Jewish prisoners.


Trump condemns Holocaust deniers

Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …


100 years ago in Spokane: Jews announce support for declaration of war

On the day after the U.S. Senate passed a war resolution, the Jewish community of Spokane went on record declaring its “unfailing loyalty and steadfast allegiance” to the U.S.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Man arrested over threats to Jewish institutions nationwide

A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York’s Anti-Defamation League, in an …


Up to 200 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

As many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery were toppled over the weekend here in a case that is making national headlines. Anita Feigenbaum, executive director of the Chesed …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Trump denounces ‘horrible’ threats against Jewish centers

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible” and “painful.” He said they are a “very sad reminder of the work that still must …


Little windows into Dr. Ruth’s world

Ruth Westheimer was 10 years old in 1939, when she boarded a train leaving Germany with 300 other Jewish children. She brought along one doll, a favorite named Matilda. But …


Brexit has British Jews whose families once fled Nazis applying for German passports

In the months since Britain’s shock vote to quit the European Union, tens of thousands of Britons have applied for Irish citizenship, desperate to maintain their ability to live and …


Sweden declares hero Wallenberg officially dead

Swedish authorities have formally pronounced World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg dead, 71 years after he disappeared in Hungary.


UNESCO adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem – and that has angered Israel’s government and …


100 years ago in Spokane: Speaker pleads for help for Jewish refugees in Europe

From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. B. Kornblith, Seattle district secretary of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, was in Spokane to plead for help for Jews in …


Israel marks annual Holocaust remembrance day

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.


Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival

A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …


German govt helping probe into Nazi-looted art

BERLIN — The German government says it is helping Bavarian prosecutors investigate a huge art find related to pieces seized by the Nazis from Jews and art that the Nazis …


‘Final solution’ threats bring 13-year prison term

A man with ties to white supremacists who bragged about wanting to kill President Barack Obama received a 13-year sentence Thursday for a weapons charge, the latest conviction in what …


Schindler factory opens as Holocaust memorial

KRAKOW, POLAND – A former factory that sheltered more than 1,000 Jews from the Nazis in this historic city is now open to the public – a Holocaust site made …


Reality of hate

Alexander Quine, a Ferris High School sophomore, recently interviewed Holocaust survivor Carla Peperzak of Spokane. Quine put together a four-minute film of the interview experience and showed it to fellow …


Rescued from tyranny

Although their own lives were at stake, several German families defied the Nazis to help save Miriam Abramowitz-Ferszt. People in a rural area near Munich took her in with her …


Passover begins, celebrating freedom, tradition

Jews in the Inland Northwest and around the world this week are celebrating Passover, the annual festival marking the Hebrews’ Exodus from slavery in Egypt. The festival began at sunset …