White supremacist should die for 3 Kansas Jewish center murders, prosecutor argues
OLATHE, Kan. (Reuters) A prosecutor urged a jury to give a Missouri white supremacist he called a “remorseless killer” a death sentence for murdering three people he thought were Jewish outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.
Obama bristles at anti-Semitism charges during interview with Jewish newspaper
(RNS) “There’s not a smidgen of evidence,” the president said.
Iran deal debate devolves into clash over Jewish stereotypes and survival
(RNS) The deal on the table is about Iran and nuclear weapons. But it is also about the Jews.
UK’s anti-Semitic incidents soar in first half of 2015 report
LONDON (Reuters) Across Europe, Jews have warned of a growing undercurrent of anti-Semitism, fueled by anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East and social tensions over immigration.
What the queen’s Nazi salute says about British high society in the 1930s (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) While the short film doesn’t make Elizabeth, who was just a child, an anti-Semite, it does remind us that in pre-World War II Britain, hatred of Jews and admiration of Nazism were rampant.
Gay marriage * Ramadan deaths * Abortion drone: June’s Religious Freedom Recap
America remains buried under three feet of glitter. More than 1,000 people have died during a Ramadan heatwave in Karachi. And an “abortion drone” was spotted dropping pills over conservative Poland. Read on.
Tony Blair’s new job: fighting religious and political extremism in Europe
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) As chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, Blair hopes in particular to spread its message to students across the continent during the next two years.
Obama to Jews: Shared values compel support for Israel
(RNS) ”Jewish values,” Obama said, means caring as well about “a Palestinian child in Ramallah trapped without opportunity.”
What the Polish president could have said about his country’s Holocaust complicity (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) Who can deny that so many Poles were willing conspirators with the Nazis in the roundup of Jews and the wholesale destruction of European Jewish life?
Inside a dying German church, a new synagogue rises
COTTBUS, Germany (RNS) With the city’s backing and unanimous support among evangelical leaders, state officials offered to buy the church for the Jewish community and turn it into a synagogue — the first in the State of Brandenburg since 1938.