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A Moment With One of the Chilean Miners

Lu Parker | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Lu Parker

While attending the Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner, I was introduced to a man named Luis Urzua. You may not know the name, but you surely know his heroic story.

Can a Palestinian Story Prompt Dialogue for Middle East Peace?

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Berrin

Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-ste...

96-Year-Old Charged With WWII War Crimes

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A former Hungarian military officer has been charged with war crimes in the 1942 slaughter of 1,200 civilians in Serbia, pro...

Canada 'A Terrible Failure' At Nazi Hunting, Says Watchdog

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A new report by a prominent Nazi-hunting group gives more than a dozen countries, including Hungary, Ukraine and Canada, low grades ...

How I Was Smeared as an Anti-Semite

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christina Patterson

At the end of a long and exhausting year, it's sometimes hard to know what will hit the spot. A spa break in Thailand? A month-long marathon of black ...

The Presbyterian-Jewish Divide that Need Never Be

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Presbyterian Church's members are diverse, as are its leaders. To claim that Presbyterians are "against Israel" is provocative, unconvincing, and even ironic.

Welcome to Jerusalem's Newest Settlement: The Museum of Tolerance

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Welcome to Jerusalem's newest settlement. Or, as it is formally known, the Center For Human Dignity -- Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem. Does it truly matter if the project goes forward on the present site? It does.

Churchill's Stand -- a Documentary View

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Teicholz

Who do we have to thank for Hitler's eventual defeat? Who, by his actions during the war, inspired Israel's early leaders? The answer, according to a new documentary, is Winston Churchill.

Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal Worked For Mossad, Book Claims

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A new book claims renowned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal worked for Israel's Mossad spy agency, providing information on war criminal...

Wiesenthal Worked For Israeli Spy Agency, Book Alleges

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"This requires us to adjust in some small way our view of history," said Tom Segev, the author of the new book "Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends...

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard Accept Simon Weisenthal Humanitarian Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Last night in Los Angeles, A-listers Jay Leno and Russell Crowe bumped shoulders with studio honchos like Iger and Katzenberg at the Beverly Wilshire ...

Abdurrahman Wahid: The Blind Man With 20/20 Vision

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

A devout and scholarly Muslim, President Wahid showed the courage to lift restrictions on Chinese culture, promote Christian-Muslim dialogue, and even advocate normalizing relations with Israel.

Injecting 'Nazi' Into Debate Is Bad for the Health of America's Democracy'

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Rabbi Marvin Hier: "We demean ourselves and everything that America stands for when we compare either Democrats or Republicans to the Nazi Third Reich."

The Cambridge Kerfuffle Was Town vs. Gown, not Black vs. White

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Rather than black vs. white in New England, this may have been the latest chapter of "town vs. gown" carried over from Old England.

Hear The Evil; See The Evil; Feel No Evil - Where's the Outrage Over Deadly Church Bombings?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

The Internet guarantees we will all hear the Evil, see the Evil, but it cannot make us care about Evil. And as recent events in Iran proved -- Technology cannot defeat Evil -- only people can.

Twitter Revolution and President Obama: This time Let's Stand Up With Roozbeh and the People of Iran

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Twitter may have succeeded in proving to the world how much the Iranian people want change, but Internet technologies cannot deliver real freedom and hope.

Memo to Fareed Zakaria: It's Not Bibi Who's a Messianist but Ahamadinejad Who's Chasing Armageddon

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Remember that we Jews have learned the hard way that unthinkable evil can quickly become a reality; that those who call for Israel's destruction have to be taken seriously.

Nazis Not Being Prosecuted By Australia, Hungary: Report

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA, Austria — Australia, Hungary and Lithuania are failing to investigate and prosecute suspected Nazi war criminals largely due to a lack o...