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Rohingya Muslim refugees crowd a canal as they flee over the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Nov. 1, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty)

Israel stays tight with Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has earned the country widespread condemnation in recent years. A UN investigator and the US...

A scene from BlacKkKlansman

‘BlacKkKlansman’ is cautionary tale for 21st-century Jews

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for “BlacKkKlansman.” NEW YORK — In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered...

Imran Khan

Imran Khan promises new Pakistan

NEW YORK — The election of former cricket star Imran Khan as Pakistan’s new prime minister has raised eyebrows across the globe. He has promised a “new...

L-r: Max Fisher, Avi Dichter, Lucy Aharish

Bitter debate over ‘Nation-State’ bill

JERUSALEM — On July 19, Israel’s right-wing coalition government passed, by a narrow 62-55 margin, its controversial nation-state law, which declared Israel as the...

Vladimir Putin (Sebastian Derungs/CC)

Putin’s nationalism explains outreach to Jews, Israel

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s support for Israel is well documented. But Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support for the Jewish state is unexpected, especially...

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (Eric Thayer/Getty)

Justice Kennedy retires, Jewish groups react

NEW YORK — Not an hour after Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week as associate justice on the Supreme Court, the National Council of Jewish Women tweeted...

Jared Kushner (Al Drago-Pool/Getty)

Kushner blames Abbas for failure

NEW YORK — Saying a US plan for Middle East peace would be released “soon,” Jared Kushner sharply criticized PA President Mahmoud Abbas in what appeared to be an...

Rami Gershon, Israel national soccer team, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Do geopolitics keep Israel out of the World Cup?

Following the World Cup? Wondering why Israel is almost never a participant, even though it has a better side than some other participants from its region (see: Saudia...