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Jewish poet given Christian reburial in Belarus

Jewish poet given Christian reburial in Belarus

Remains of poet who wrote against anti-Semitism and died in Kazakhstan in 1941 exhumed, reburied in a Christian ceremony.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 05/11/2020 20:18
Thousands rally against government in Minsk, arrests made

Thousands rally against government in Minsk, arrests made

Demonstrators allegedly attacked police vehicles as numerous arrests were made.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2020 15:12
2,500 Breslov hasidim stuck in Belarus

2,500 Breslov hasidim stuck in Belarus

Thousands of Breslov hasidim hoping to visit Uman for the upcoming holidays find themselves stuck on Belarus-Ukraine border, barred entryArutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2020 10:35
Watch: Opposition leader avoids expulsion by climbing out of car

Watch: Opposition leader avoids expulsion by climbing out of car

Detained by Belarusian police, opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova, climbed through car window to avoid forced expusion from country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2020 15:37
NATO source reveals: 'Putin has decided to fully back Lukashenko'

NATO source reveals: 'Putin has decided to fully back Lukashenko'

"Putin knows you can't arrest 100,000 people, but if you arrest the right 500, the others won't show up."Y Rabinovitz, 08/09/2020 22:48
Belarus protesters defy government crackdown to march through Minsk

Belarus protesters defy government crackdown to march through Minsk

Protests against Alexander Lukashenko's contested election win have continued in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2020 08:11
Watch: Police, military detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Watch: Police, military detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

As protesters fill streets of Minsk, Belarus, for third week in a row, military personnel and riot police detain hundreds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2020 09:43
Belarusian President seen toting rifle as mass demonstrations continue

Belarusian President seen toting rifle as mass demonstrations continue

Unprecedented protests took place in Belarus over the weekend over the 26-year rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. Watch.Arutz Sheva, 24/08/2020 16:26
Belarus Jew: 'There'd been protest initiatives, so they arrested young people at random'

Belarus Jew: 'There'd been protest initiatives, so they arrested young people at random'

In Belarus, young Jews among those picked off street and jailed amid police crackdown on protesters.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/08/2020 08:31
Protests erupt in Minsk after election

Protests erupt in Minsk after election

Belarusian police and protesters clash after exit poll finds that President Alexander Lukashenko won the election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2020 01:04
Belarus Jewish community holds memorial event for Kirk Douglas

Belarus Jewish community holds memorial event for Kirk Douglas

Remembering Kirk Douglas: Belarusian Jews honor the memory of a famous descendant of their community who passed away this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2020 09:52
No bidders for Belarus synagogue auctioned off as warehouse

No bidders for Belarus synagogue auctioned off as warehouse

Unique former synagogue in Belarus selling as warehouse for $6,000.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/08/2019 11:00
Remains of 1,000 Holocaust victims uncovered in Belarus reburied

Remains of 1,000 Holocaust victims uncovered in Belarus reburied

Bodies of over 1,000 Holocaust victims uncovered during construction in city of Brest reburied.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 22/05/2019 17:44
Is a Jewish-owned restaurant fueling anti-Semitic rhetoric?

Is a Jewish-owned restaurant fueling anti-Semitic rhetoric?

In Belarus, Jews helped build a restaurant next to Stalin-era graves. Protests against it have turned anti-Semitic.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/05/2019 09:23
Belarus Jews honor Poway shooting victim

Belarus Jews honor Poway shooting victim

Limmud FSU Conference in Minsk, Belarus held in memory of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed while saving her rabbi in synagogue shooting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2019 07:59
Belarus: Mass grave uncovered at site of former ghetto

Belarus: Mass grave uncovered at site of former ghetto

Construction suspended after hundreds of bodies found at former Jewish ghetto of Brest, Belarus.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/02/2019 07:26
Israeli who joined ISIS convicted

Israeli who joined ISIS convicted

Immigrant to Israel from Belarus convicted for trying to join ISIS in Syria as a fighter.JTA, 28/12/2017 14:18
Are New Yorkers becoming like Israelis?

Are New Yorkers becoming like Israelis?

It looks as though New Yorkers are becoming as resilient as Israelis in the face o terror. Is terror becoming a fact of life in New York?Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 12/12/2017 08:00
Belarus town opens synagogue for first time in over a century

Belarus town opens synagogue for first time in over a century

Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century.JTA, 04/11/2017 18:22
Belarus Jewish community approved building on Jewish cemetery

Belarus Jewish community approved building on Jewish cemetery

Belarus foreign ministry says controversial construction on former Jewish cemetery was approved by local Jewish community.JTA, 04/09/2017 15:12
Belarus court OKs luxury flats atop former Jewish cemeteries

Belarus court OKs luxury flats atop former Jewish cemeteries

Despite government promise to protect Jewish sites, Belarus court approves construction plans tossing Jewish remains 'into city dumpsters.'JTA, 25/08/2017 14:25
This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

Soviet-era monument to victims of Nazi atrocities is one of the largest such monuments in the world, the size of 10 football fields.JTA, 14/08/2017 22:43
Jared Kushner’s family is a legend in this Belarus town

Jared Kushner’s family is a legend in this Belarus town

In their hometown of Novogrudok, Belarus, the Kushner family is known for a daring escape and how they stuck together during the Holocaust.JTA, 07/06/2017 13:38
Conference of European Rabbis meets with Belarus parliament

Conference of European Rabbis meets with Belarus parliament

A delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis met with the Chairman of the Belarus parliament to discuss developing Jewish life there.Yoni Kempinski, Minsk, 15/11/2016 22:00
Peres's hometown says goodbye

Peres's hometown says goodbye

Residents of Shimon Peres’s hometown in Belarus pay their respects outside his childhood home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/09/2016 03:14
Holocaust victims included in Belarus-US pact

Holocaust victims included in Belarus-US pact

Belarus and the US sign an agreement to preserve and protect the cultural properties of all ethnic groups, including Holocaust victims.JTA, 23/09/2016 06:15
Holocaust monuments vandalized in Germany, Belarus

Holocaust monuments vandalized in Germany, Belarus

World War II monuments in Germany and Belarus vandalized. No arrests have been made.JTA, 18/07/2016 04:19
Belarus threatens to recall ambassador from Israel

Belarus threatens to recall ambassador from Israel

Belarus says 'reciprocal' action will be taken in response to closure of Israeli embassy in Minsk; Liberman blasts closing as 'ridiculous.'Nitsan Keidar, 11/01/2016 18:13
Wiesenthal Center Head Seeks Arrest of Danish Nazi

Wiesenthal Center Head Seeks Arrest of Danish Nazi

Efraim Zuroff, chairman of the Simon Wiesenthal Foundation, is in Copenhagen to o file an official complaint against a Nazi war criminal.Nissan Tzur, 21/07/2015 02:16
Jewish Tombstones Used for Construction

Jewish Tombstones Used for Construction

Jewish tombstones have turned up across Brest used to build roads, buildings. The Together Plan wishes to turn them into Jewish memorial.Cynthia Blank, 02/11/2014 11:37
Belarus Waives Visa Requirements for Israelis

Belarus Waives Visa Requirements for Israelis

Move to boost bilateral relations comes on eve of event commemorating former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon, whose parents immigrated from Belarus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2014 08:21
Sharon to be Commemorated in Belarus

Sharon to be Commemorated in Belarus

Limmud FSU conference in Belarus to feature a special event in memory of Sharon whose parents were born in Belarus.Elad Benari, 14/01/2014 02:44
Dagan in Israel after Belarus Liver Transplant

Dagan in Israel after Belarus Liver Transplant

Former Mossad head is conscious and his condition is said to be stable.Gil Ronen, 27/10/2012 21:24
Security Increased Around Dagan's Belarus Bed

Security Increased Around Dagan's Belarus Bed

Security has been raised significantly around the hospital room in which former Mossad head Meir Dagan is recuperatingDavid Lev, 18/10/2012 10:44
Former Mossad Chief Dagan's Condition Improving

Former Mossad Chief Dagan's Condition Improving

The condition of former Mossad chief Meir Dagan is improving after his liver transplant in Belarus.Elad Benari, 18/10/2012 05:15
Belarus Election Brings Back USSR Memories

Belarus Election Brings Back USSR Memories

With the opposition boycotting the electionf, the regime was spared the need to engage in the usual vote rigging.Amiel Ungar, 25/09/2012 03:42
Teddy Bear Bombing Results In Military Shakeup

Teddy Bear Bombing Results In Military Shakeup

Two Swedish advertising execs have successfully bombed Belarus with teddy bears.Amiel Ungar, 04/08/2012 21:35
Putin On First Road Trip In Term Hangs Tough

Putin On First Road Trip In Term Hangs Tough

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has not relaxed his anti Western policies.Amiel Ungar, 03/06/2012 18:27
EU Recalls Ambassadors from Belarus

EU Recalls Ambassadors from Belarus

The EU has imposed sanctions on Belarus in response to government brutality against protesters. Both sides have recalled ambassadors.Chana Ya'ar, 29/02/2012 11:06
Warsaw Summit with Former Soviet States a Failure

Warsaw Summit with Former Soviet States a Failure

Donald Tusk may benefit electorally from the EU Warsaw Summit but in terms of tangibles it produced little.Amiel Ungar, 02/10/2011 20:53
Lukashenko Says No Thanks to Putin

Lukashenko Says No Thanks to Putin

Vladimir Putin would like to restore some parts of the former Soviet Union to Russia. Local despots have other ideasAmiel Ungar, 04/08/2011 19:31
Putin Has Whip Hand in Minsk

Putin Has Whip Hand in Minsk

A pariah in the West, Belarus President Lukashenko must turn to Russia to prop up his regime.This support comes with strings. LIthuania afraid.Amiel Ungar, 22/05/2011 10:09
IDF Helps Belarus w Blast Probe

IDF Helps Belarus w Blast Probe

An IDF team is helping Belarus determine what caused an explosion in a Minsk subway station during the evening rush hour on Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 13/04/2011 20:45
11 Dead in Belarus Metro Blast

11 Dead in Belarus Metro Blast

At least eleven people are dead and 100 others are wounded following an explosion in a main subway station in Belarus.Chana Ya'ar, 11/04/2011 23:10
US, EU Slap Sanctions on Belarus

US, EU Slap Sanctions on Belarus

The US and the EU have responded to the fraudulent December elections and the repression that ensued with targeted but ineffective sanctions.Amiel Ungar, 01/02/2011 23:53
Lukashenko 'Wins' Secret Count

Lukashenko 'Wins' Secret Count

In another "democratic" election in Belarus Lukashenko gets only 80%. In 2006 he got 83%. "[He is] the devil you know" says Radio Free Europe.Amiel Ungar, 21/12/2010 19:15