France is home to about 600,000 Jews. Until recently 2,000-3,000 had been leaving the country each year. But now that number has jumped dramatically. Many French Jews are convinced that anti-Semitism has become socially acceptable in their country.
Peres was one of the most influential politicians in Israel and the oldest head of state in the world. His career did not always run as he had hoped, but he was a tireless defender of peace in the Middle East.
The composer Richard Wagner was rabidly anti-Semitic. Nevertheless, Jews artists were among his biggest supporters. How can one explain this contradiction?
Seventy-five years ago, the Nazis forced Jews in Germany to wear a yellow badge, which meant they were excluded from society. The identification symbol was a precursor to the Holocaust.
Joseph Harmatz, a Holocaust survivor who led a plot to poison thousands of former SS officers, has died in Israel. The plot caused no known deaths, despite a high dose being administered.
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