Speaking at an event in Berlin to mark sixty years since the founding of Yad Vashem, German President Joachim Gauck has paid tribute to the Israeli center for the documentation and commemoration of the Nazi Holocaust.
Rosemarie Koczy's works are in the collections of the Guggenheim in New York and of Yad Vashem in Israel. She claimed to be a Jew and Holocaust survivor. Now historians say that her life story was forged.
Israel has presented its Holocaust medal posthumously to an Egyptian-born doctor who in wartime Berlin saved Jews. In Berlin to receive the award was Mohammed Helmy's great nephew from Cairo.
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
Donald Trump has told Israelis that "Palestinians are ready to reach for peace." The comments followed a meeting earlier in the day with his counterpart in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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