Anne Frank’s family tried to leave for U.S. but their requests were never processed

Anne Frank in 1942

Anne Frank in 1942

AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Contrary to widely held beliefs, Anne Frank and her family were never denied entry visas to the United States, a new study by the museum for the young Holocaust diarist confirmed.

On Friday, the Anne Frank House published its report on the immigration attempts of the Frank family, which included Anne, sister Margot and their parents, Otto and Edith. They were sent to concentration camps and only Otto survived. [Read more…]

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White House says improved ties with Israel show U.S. more ‘beloved’ around the world

President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, May 23, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, May 23, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, May 23, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Improved ties with Israel proves that the United States is more “beloved” around the world than under the previous administration, a White House spokesperson said.

He also said that Israel was “virtually” thought of as an enemy of the United States under the Obama administration. [Read more…]

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U.S. court cut compensation to family of dead teen saying terror attack was risk of life in West Bank

The June 12, 2014 abduction of three Israeli yeshiva boys in the West Bank, Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, sparked rallies in Jewish communities worldwide calling for their safe return. Their murdered bodies were found on June 30, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The June 12, 2014 abduction of three Israeli yeshiva boys in the West Bank, Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, sparked rallies in Jewish communities worldwide calling for their safe return. Their murdered bodies were found on June 30, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The June 12, 2014 abduction of three Israeli yeshiva boys in the West Bank, Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, sparked rallies in Jewish communities worldwide calling for their safe return. Their murdered bodies were found on June 30, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(JTA) – A U.S. federal appeals court has ordered a district court judge to reconsider her decision to lower the amount of compensation a family can claim for the terrorist murder of their son based on the fact that they live in the West Bank.

Judge Rosemary Collyer of the district court in Washington, D.C. had accepted a lawsuit filed against Iran and Syria by the family of Naftali Fraenkel, one of three teenage boys who was kidnapped in June 2014 from a bus stop in the Etzion bloc of the West Bank, murdered and buried near Hebron. [Read more…]

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Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority, citing payments to terrorists

ulie Bishop, Australia’s minister for foreign affairs, speaks at Chatham House in London, March 12, 2014. (Chatham House/Flickr)
ulie Bishop, Australia’s minister for foreign affairs, speaks at Chatham House in London, March 12, 2014. (Chatham House/Flickr)

ulie Bishop, Australia’s minister for foreign affairs, speaks at Chatham House in London, March 12, 2014. (Chatham House/Flickr)

(JTA) – Australia has stopped giving direct aid to the Palestinian Authority due to concerns that the money is being used to pay Palestinian terrorists and their families.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Monday that the country was cutting its funding to the World Bank’s Palestinian Recovery and Development Program fund. Australia will redirect that $10 million in Australian currency ($7.4 million US) to the UN Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian Territories, which supplies Palestinians with health care, food, water and shelter. [Read more…]

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