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7 moments that defined Castro’s relationship with Jews and Israel

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late Friday, had a complicated history with Jews.

Wednesday 11/23/2016
Poem handwritten by Anne Frank sells for $150,000
Posted: November 23, 2016

A poem handwritten by Anne Frank was sold for $150,000 at auction, more than four times the minimum bid of $32,000.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Is Europe’s far right experiencing a ‘Trump effect’?
Posted: November 22, 2016

European far-right politicians were quick to hold up Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election as a harbinger of their own impending triumphs.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
Demonstrators in Morocco: ‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’
Posted: November 10, 2016

Demonstrators chanted “Death to America! Death to Israel!” at the United Nations climate talks in Morocco.

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Over 500 communities to mark Global Day of Jewish Learning
Posted: November 10, 2016

Jews in more than 500 communities in over 40 countries will study the same Jewish texts as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning.

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Haredi Orthodox girl, 8, burned in London by fireworks shot at Jewish children
Posted: November 02, 2016

A haredi Orthodox girl, 8, suffered burns to her leg after a group of teenagers in London shot fireworks at her and other Jewish children.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Mexican synagogue vandalized twice after Jews lobbied against UNESCO vote
Posted: October 26, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Vandals broke glass windows, smashed furniture, and painted graffiti on the walls of Mexico City’s Agudas Ajim synagogue in two separate attacks.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
UNESCO board formally approves resolution denying Jewish holy sites
Posted: October 19, 2016

The executive board of the United Nations cultural agency voted to adopt a controversial resolution that denies a Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Le Pen says as French president she would ban all religious symbols, including kippot
Posted: October 19, 2016

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Israeli officials, Jewish groups condemn UNESCO vote on Jerusalem
Posted: October 13, 2016

JERUSALEM  — Israeli officials and Jewish groups reacted with outrage to a preliminary vote by the United Nations cultural agency that denies a Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem.

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