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Shlomo Hillel in London
Last May, former Knesset speaker Shlomo Hillel paid a ten day private visit to London with his wife Temima and their daughter Hagan who was researching old documents at the Public Records Office at Kew. more

National Holocaust Memorial Day
I was very pleased to have attended the first National Holocaust Memorial Day event held at Central Hall, Westminster on 27 January 2001 – the day in 1945 when Russian troops entered Auschwitz to liberate the survivors of the largest Nazi extermination camp scene of the mass murder of 11/2 million people, mostly Jews. more

Chirac honours Professor Ady Steg
I am enclosing a translation from the French of the speech of the President of France, Monsieur Jacques Chirac and the reply by Professor Ady Steg to this remarkable speech which I think should be considered for your journal. more

Israel, the Vatican and Anti-Semitism
Israel asked the Vatican’s "immediate intervention" in stopping the rising incidents of anti-semitism around the world.
Last October, Israeli Secretary Yitzhak Herzog asked the Holy See, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to Israel, to confront the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks. more

Jews from Arab countries left behind $30B in assets
Jews who emigrated from Arab countries between 1922 and 1952 left behind an estimated $30 billion in assets, according to former internal security minister Moshe Shahal, who chairs a world organization of Jews from Arab countries. more

Russian Jewry
An interfaith conference was held in Moscow last October and was attended by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Congress of Jewish Religious Communities of Russia and the Council of Muftis of Russia, as well as from other religious communities functioning in Russia. more

Jewish Genealogical Conference
The 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, the largest event of its kind staged outside the United States, has styled itself "London 2001". more

Zimbabwe Jews
In the hilly rural Makoni district, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) southeast of the capital Harare, lies a small synagogue whose entrance is graced by a star of David painted in brown against a white wall. more

Barak's View of the Future: Die or Separate
In his first interview since he was defeated last February, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak sat down and discussed Camp David, Yasir Arafat and the bleak legacy of his peacemaking efforts with Newsweek’s Lally Weymouth. more

The Mary Nathaniel Golden Hall of Friendship
The Mary Nathaniel Golden Hall of Friendship, The Jerusalem Foundation and the YMCA have inaugurated last July the restored auditorium at the YMCA, Jerusalem. more

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