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2006-08-01 11:29:36

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson on Tuesday apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks after his recent arrest for drunken driving and asked to meet with members of the Jewish community to begin a "path for healing." "There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark," Gibson said in a statement. "I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I...

2006-07-28 12:40:14

WARSAW (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it would decide next year whether to rename the Auschwitz death camp, a U.N. World Heritage site in Poland, to make clear that it was operated by Germans not Poles. Earlier this month Poland said it had won approval to change the site's name from "Auschwitz Concentration Camp" to "the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz." But a United Nations spokesman denied a decision had been made. Roni Amelan, a press officer at...

2006-07-28 12:20:03

The July 12 story from Warsaw headlined "Poland wins name change for Auschwitz death camp" is withdrawn. Contrary to statements by the Polish culture ministry cited in the story, UNESCO has not yet agreed to change the name of the World Heritage site in Poland to "the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz."

2006-07-25 14:44:39

By Torrye Jones NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. art museums have not done enough to determine whether they hold art looted from Holocaust victims, a Jewish advocacy group said on Tuesday. The group published a survey showing that while many museums had done much to establish whether their collections included "covered objects" -- works that might have been stolen by the Nazis -- others had considerable work still to do. "The average age of Holocaust survivors is over 80," said Gideon...

2006-07-24 09:57:05

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Rockets fired by Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon landed in Haifa and across northern Israel on Monday, wounding several people, rescue services said. Three people were wounded in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, where eight rockets landed, local police said. At least one person was wounded in the Israeli border village of Shlomi. Other rockets struck the Haifa suburbs, Acre, Safed, the Upper Galilee and the Druze village of Kisra, the Haaretz newspaper...

2006-07-23 03:23:56

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - A fresh Hizbollah rocket barrage killed two people and seriously wounded several others in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, medics said. They said rockets hit at least two apartments. The Haaretz newspaper Web site said 10 rockets had hit Israel's third largest city. Air raid sirens also sounded in the town of Zichron Yaakov, which lies 60 km (40 miles) south of the Lebanese border. It was unclear if any rockets had hit the town. None have yet...

2006-07-23 03:13:40

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - One person was killed in a Hizbollah rocket attack on the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, medics said.

2006-07-23 03:02:55

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Hizbollah rockets slammed into the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, witnesses said. There was no immediate word on casualties.

2006-05-28 13:41:31

By Philip Pullella and Natalia Reiter OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Calling himself "a son of Germany," Pope Benedict prayed at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Sunday and asked why God was silent when 1.5 million victims, mostly Jews, died in this "valley of darkness." Ending a four-day pilgrimage to Poland, Benedict, 79, said humans could not fathom "this endless slaughter" but only seek reconciliation for those who suffered "in this place of horror." As on the rest of...

2006-05-28 13:46:36

By Philip Pullella and Natalia Reiter OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Calling himself "a son of Germany," Pope Benedict prayed at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Sunday and asked why God was silent when 1.5 million victims, mostly Jews, died in this "valley of darkness." Ending a four-day pilgrimage to Poland, Benedict, 79, said humans could not fathom "this endless slaughter" but only seek reconciliation for those who suffered "in this place of horror." As on the rest of...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.