News for 30 June 2012 has been taken from BBC News.
A beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors has been held in Israel for the first time, stirring controversy.
Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, walked along a red carpet in the city of Haifa and described their personal sufferings from the Nazis during World War II.
Hava Hershkovitz, 79, who had to flee her native Romania, was later crowned the winner of the pageant.
- Beauty pageant crowns ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ (thesun.co.uk)
- Row erupts as ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ pageant is held in Israel (independent.co.uk)
- Holocaust survivor pageant divides opinion in Israel (telegraph.co.uk)