Shoah survivor urges Americans to listen to Israel’s PM Netanyahu, as planned Congressional appearance splits US Jews along ideological lines.
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program – an address that has antagonized the White House and divided American Jews.
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Noble Laureate Elie Wiesel speaks about the report he helped prepare discussing the situation in North Korea at the United Nations in New York November 16, 2006.
Wiesel: “I told myself that I have to be careful because I can never know whether anyone in the audience will be a future president.”
By JTA staff
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Elie Wiesel and President Obama are writing a book together, the Holocaust survivor and author told an Israeli newspaper.
This year’s NADAV Jewish Peoplehood Award recipients are honored in a special ceremony in Jerusalem. From left: Avishai Cohen, Leonid Nevzlin, Irina Nevzlin Kogan and Elie Wiesel. – Photo: Sivan Farag
The book, which the two men will resume writing after Tuesday’s presidential election, is “a book of two friends,” Wiesel, a Nobel laureate, told Haaretz. Continue Reading »