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Palestinian employees in a SodaStream planted, pictured in 2014.

SodaStream hiring 74 Palestinian employees back

JERUSALEM — Some 74 Palestinian employees of SodaStream, who lost their jobs when the company shut its West Bank plant in the face of international pressure, will...

L-r: Moshe Kantor, Frans Timmermans, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

Belgian body bans ritual slaughter

BRUSSELS — A committee of the Walloon Parliament in southern Belgium has voted to ban the slaughter of animals which have not been stunned, which violates both kosher...

Prince Philip greets the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment in April, 2013 (Jamie McCaffrey/Wikipedia)

Jewish leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

LONDON — Jewish leaders in Great Britain paid tribute to Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who announced that he will retire from public engagements...

Marwan Barghouti, pictured at his sentencing in June, 2004. (Isranet)

Hunger striker cheats on the side [VIDEO]

JERUSALEM — The Israel Prison Service released a video that shows Marwan Barghouti, the high-profile Palestinian prisoner leading a hunger strike, secretly eating in...

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Women's March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. (Theo Wargo/Getty)

Linda Sarsour: Bigot or feminist?

NEW YORK — A New York public university is standing by its decision to invite Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour to deliver a commencement address despite...

Lord Balfour's writing desk, situationed in the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv. (Wikimedia)

Britain tells PA it will not apologize for the Balfour Declaration

LONDON — The British government has rejected a Palestinian request to apologize for the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which in part led to the creation of Israel. The...

Dancers perform during a celebration of the Ohr Natan congregation of Bukharian Jews in Queens. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)

Bukharian community is ‘bursting’

By Rachel Delia Benaim NEW YORK — The restaurants are packed on the wide boulevard in the Queens borough of this city known as the Bukharian Broadway. At Da Mikelle,...

The town of Leidschendam-Voorburg

Nazis’ names will be removed from Dutch Holocaust monument

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — City officials from a Dutch municipality near The Hague said they would remove from its main monument for Jewish Holocaust victims the names of three...

A view of the State Department building in Washington, DC. (Wikimedia Commons)

State Dept: Anti-Semitism envoy post to be filled

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, according to State Dept. spokesman Mark Toner. The envoy post...

Simon Wiesenthal Center Dean and Founder Rabbi Marvin Hier. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty)

Hier will be first non-citizen to light Israel Independence Day ceremonial torch

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is slated to become the first non-Israeli to light a torch during Israel’s main Independence...