A demonstrator taking part in a protest in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, on Monday against a planned statue of Balint Homan. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungary’s government is under pressure from the United States, Israel and Jewish community leaders to block plans for a statue honouring a prominent (...)

Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian boys during clashes after Palestinians reportedly tried to reach Al tour area for a snowball fight near the Jewish settlement of Brakha, near Nablus, West Bank, last week. Seven Palestinians were reportedly arrested and five wounded. Phorograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh
US academics back Israel boycott
  • US
  • December 17, 2013, 20:20

A prestigious US academic body has joined a growing movement to boycott Israel in protest at its treatment of Palestinians, in a move both welcomed an(...)

This photo from 1925 and provided by Kunstsammlungen Zwickau museum shows art historian Hildebrand Gurlitt,  who was the first director of the museum, and who left the artworks to his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

Germany is facing pressure to overhaul how it deals with the legacy of Nazi-era art seizures as a legal quagmire involving competing claims to a massi(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban with Gusztav Zoltai (left), managing director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, during the 14th plenary assembly of the World Jewish Congress in Budapest this week. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Jewish leaders have sharply criticised Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban for failing to directl(...)