World / Politics Sep 12, 2014

Ted Cruz booed for praising Israel at Christian gala

Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly walked off stage at a gala for Middle Eastern Christians after he was booed for urging the audience to stand behind Israel and Jews. The Texas Republican, a potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, was the keynote speaker in Washington at the ...

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

National Jun 17, 2014

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

by Keiji Hirano

A former official of the semigovernmental Japan National Tourism Organization has published an English-language version of his research on Jews who escaped via Japan from wartime persecution by the Nazis. Akira Kitade, 70, initially published the book in Japanese two years ago, based on a ...

Poland's young Jews pick up threads of history

World Apr 27, 2013

Poland's young Jews pick up threads of history

by Kate Connolly

It was only after her grandmother's death that Maniucha Bikont discovered the full extent of her secret. Lea Horovitz had decided to escape incarceration in Warsaw's Jewish ghetto in 1940 after overhearing two shopkeepers comment "she doesn't look like a zduva" (a "yid") on ...