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Uriel Heilman, JTA
Uriel Heilman, JTA

Kyrgyz shul hit amid upheaval

MOSCOW — As the capital of Kyrgyzstan erupted in violence last week, members of the Central Asian nation’s small Jewish community held their breath and sat tight. The...

Israel’s response to Goldstone

NEW YORK — With Israel’s submission of its formal response to the Goldstone report on the Gaza war, the question now is: Did the response suffice? On Jan. 29, the...

In Haiti, Israeli field hospital delivers baby, saves lives

NEW YORK — The text messages started coming in to Shachar Zahavi’s cell phone in the middle of the night: “What are we going to do about Haiti?” Zahavi, chairman of...

Netanyahu forms a gov’t., takes office

JERUSALEM — The warnings from Israeli pundits and foreign observers alike came almost as soon as Israeli President Shimon Peres picked Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu to...

Jerusalem returns to secular hands

The victory by secular businessman Nir Barkat in Jerusalem’s mayoral elections was greeted with relief by Israelis concerned about the increasingly fervently Orthodox...

Plenty of heat, little action, on Iran

NEW YORK – With speeches, fiery rhetoric and protestations of one sort of another, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his opponents in the US faced off against...

More Falash Mura come to Israel; no end in sight

NEW YORK — When the plane from Ethiopia touched down early Tuesday morning at Ben Gurion International Airport with 65 new immigrants aboard, there was no ceremony to...