Times of Israel

• Without naming Iran, Trump says threats by regime to destroy Israel musn’t be ignored
President tells WJC delegates as Israel marks Holocaust Day that world must not ‘disregard the warnings of our own times’ and that anti-Semitism must be stamped out

• France’s next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen
With their starkly different world views, May 7 runoff will have undertones of referendum on France’s EU membership

• Teen accused of JCC bomb threats also allegedly tried to extort US senator
Israeli-American youth threatened Republican lawmaker, sent drugs to his house in effort to incriminate him, Israeli indictment charges

• Sisters win video contest on how Israel inspires
Story of family’s aliyah journey in poetic prose yields $8,000 prize

• As survivors die, small museum looks at future of Holocaust education
Ghetto Fighters’ House looking to partner with other institutions to explore how to teach the tragedy to future generations

• Vast German archive holds the secret to combatting Holocaust denial
Increased access to 30 million documents housed in the International Tracing Service helps fuel research, combat revisionism and bring closure to victims’ families

• French leaders urge support for Macron ahead of presidential runoff against Le Pen
Bernard Cazeneuve rallies support for centrist in May 7 vote; protesters clash with police as poll results reveal 1st round winners

• Israel signs deal to bring Chinese laborers, but they won’t work in West Bank
6,000 construction workers to come to help with housing crisis, but Jerusalem accedes to demands they won’t build Jewish settlements

• IDF chief visits Auschwitz ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Gadi Eisenkot, together with parents of captured IDF soldier and Holocaust survivor, tour death camp as part of ‘Witnesses in Uniform’ program

• Despite chemical attack, UN chief congratulates Assad on Syrian independence day
In letter to the president, Antonio Guterres says he hopes Syria will take part in advancing world peace

• Le Pen, Macron through to 2nd round in French elections
Exit polls show far-right leader and centrist will contest presidency on May 7; others concede; Le Pen hails ‘historic result’

• Watchdog slams UN for electing Saudi Arabia to committee on gender equality
Kingdom which severely discriminates against women to serve four-year term on Commission on the Status of Women

• Trump to deliver keynote address at US Capitol Holocaust event
After being dogged by scandals suggesting lack of sensitivity to Shoah memory, president to lead annual event organized by US Holocaust museum

• Terror charges filed against suspects in French election plot
Police seize weapons and explosives in arrest of two men charged with planning an attack ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote

• Rivlin says world must maintain its humanity, as Israel marks Holocaust day
Event at Yad Vashem, attended by president and PM, aims to give identity to the six million victims of the Shoah


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