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Human Rights

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  • The West Bank is under military occupation and that's a fact

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — According to press reports, the crowd at a recent Republican Jewish Coalition conference "noticeably gasped" when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to the West Bank as "occupied territories." Christie promptly apologized to...
  • Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

    Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover
    Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp items including slices of pizza and boxes of Cheerios....
  • U.N. warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal would weaken the foundations of "genuine and lasting" peace after a decade-long civil war if it gave amnesties for serious crimes committed during the conflict, the top United Nations human rights official said. Nepal, home to...
  • Austria investigates Ukrainians for money-laundering

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Vienna prosecutors are investigating several people close to the ousted Ukrainian government on suspicion of money-laundering and sanctions violations, Austrian law enforcement officials said. The Austrian justice ministry said...
  • Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...
  • Kansas City shooting suspect to face hate crime charges

    Kansas City shooting suspect to face hate crime charges
    The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of hatred for Jews, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, faces local and...
  • In Missouri, authorities had seen Frazier Glenn Miller's hatred, but not violence

    AURORA, Mo. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. spent four decades carving an existence out of hatred, spewing his disdain for other races and all things Jewish to strangers and friends. But the Army veteran who fought in Vietnam always seemed to limit his anger...
  • Anti-abortion activist sues Hanover Township, police over free-speech rights

    When the Allentown Women's Center moved to a Hanover Township, Northampton County, industrial park two years ago, it appeared the legal battle over anti-abortion protesters' right to deliver their message had ended. The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of...
  • "In sickness and in health" stirs memories, grief, thanks

    Editor's note: Reaction was swift — and overwhelmingly positive — to the Sun Sentinel's weekend story, In Sickness and in Health, which chronicled the final months of Bernard Richard Schiffer's life and the challenges he and his partner, Chris...
  • Accusation of FBI intrusion stalls 9/11 hearing

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense lawyers accused the FBI in open court of trying to turn a defense team security officer into a secret informant. If true,...
  • Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed....