Israel says Brazil’s president unwelcome until he apologizes for comparing Gaza war to Holocaust

JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister said Monday that Brazil’s president would not be welcome in Israel until he apologizes for comments he made comparing Israel’s war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of a “very serious antisemitic attack.” On Sunday, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that “what is happening in the Gaza … Read more

What’s happening in eastern Congo and why aid groups are warning of a new humanitarian crisis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Aid organizations fear a new humanitarian crisis in the restive eastern Congo region, where the renowned armed rebel group M23 is in the midst of a new advance that threatens to cut off a major city and leave millions of people struggling for food and medical help. Eastern Congo has … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu slams Brazilian president’s comparison of Gaza war to the Holocaust

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel on Sunday condemned Brazil’s president for comparing the war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of being antisemitic and trivializing the Nazi genocide of European Jews during World War II. The outcry further strained relations between the countries, which have deteriorated since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returned … Read more

ICJ declines new Rafah protections, says Israel must prevent genocide

The International Court of Justice on Friday declined South Africa’s request to introduce additional safeguards for Palestinians ahead of Israel’s planned offensive in the southern city of Rafah, where an estimated 1.4 million Palestinians are seeking refuge from Israeli bombardment. In its response to a Feb. 12 request from South Africa, the ICJ said the … Read more

UN court has ruled on Gaza genocide case. Here’s what happens now

The hearing of Israel’s defense at the International Court of Justice on Jan. 12, 2024, in the Hague, Netherlands. Dursun Aydemir | Anadolu | Getty Images Last month, the International Court of Justice ruled on South Africa’s legal case accusing Israel of genocide.  Legal proceedings began after the African country submitted cause for emergency measures … Read more

Israel’s president says the UN world court misrepresented his comments in its genocide ruling

JERUSALEM — Israel’s president on Sunday accused the U.N. world court of misrepresenting his words in a ruling that ordered Israel to take steps to protect Palestinians and prevent a genocide in the Gaza Strip. The court’s ruling on Friday cited a series of statements made by Israeli leaders as evidence of incitement and dehumanizing … Read more

Muslims and Jews in Bosnia observe Holocaust Remembrance Day and call for peace and dialogue

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Jews and Muslims from Bosnia and abroad gathered in Srebrenica on Saturday to jointly observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and to promote compassion and dialogue amid the Israel-Hamas war. The gathering was organized by the center preserving memory of Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the Holocaust — the massacre in the closing … Read more

Nazi death camp survivors mark 79th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation on Holocaust Remembrance Day

WARSAW, Poland — A group of survivors of Nazi death camps will mark the 79th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp during World War II in a modest ceremony Saturday in southern Poland. Some 20 survivors from various camps set up by Nazi Germany around Europe were to lay wreaths at the Death … Read more

Italy’s leader denounces antisemitism; pro-Palestinian rally is moved from Holocaust Remembrance Day

ROME — Italy’s president on Friday denounced rising antisemitism and delivered a powerful speech in support of the Jewish people as he commemorated a Holocaust Remembrance Day overshadowed by Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and a rise in anti-Israel acts here. In a ceremony at the Quirinale Palace attended by the premier and leaders of … Read more

Top UN court rules Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza, falls short of ordering a cease-fire

A view of giant screen showing Nelson Mandela’s quote as people, holding Palestinian flags, gather outside the International Court of Justice during the session on the day the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rule on Gaza genocide case against Israel made by South Africa in the Hague, the Netherlands on January 26, 2024.  Nikos Oikonomou … Read more