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    How Israel coordinates humanitarian supplies for Gaza

    By Jenna Hanson, JTA JERUSALEM —— With international aid organizations describing the Gaza situation as a humanitarian crisis following the recent war, Israel is...

    Atomic Elbaradei won’t affirm Israel as a Jewish state

    WASHINGTON — The top UN nuclear proliferation official refused to take a position on whether Israel should exist as a Jewish state. In an interview with the Washington...

    Best Foreign Language film: ‘Bashir’

    By Kelly Hartog, JTA LOS ANGELES —— The day before Ari Folman accepted the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his animated documentary Waltz with...

    Mitchell heads into the Mideast thicket

    WASHINGTON — There’s been a rush of speculation about the answers George Mitchell, President Obama’s newly named special envoy, may bring to Israeli-Palestinian...

    The sapling in Birkenau

    AVENTURA, Fla. — I remember, after the kaddish was said, after the pale roses were laid down, a light rain falling through trees. On a gray March day in 2007,

    Israeli movie wins top nod for best foreign film

    LOS ANGELES — Israel’s Waltz with Bashir won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film. The victory at Sunday’s awards ceremony solidifies its frontrunner...

    Amid anti-Semitic storm, Europe’?s Jews stand for Israel

    PRAGUE — Confronting a rising storm of anti-Semitism as the conflict in Gaza intensifies, European Jews are grappling with the best way to express their support for...

    Riotous pro-Palestinians spark anxiety

    PARIS — Deborah, 20, almost didn’t attend a rally in support of Israel the day after a massive pro-Palestinian march turned riotous in the heart of the French...

    Jewish life flourishes where Kazakh gulag stood

    KARAGANDA, Kazakhstan — Liza Luchanskiy was born to a poor, Yiddish-speaking family in Berdichev, the historic, heavily Jewish city deep in the Pale of Settlement....

    Israel launches attack against Hamas in Gaza

    Israel’s launching of a major operation in Gaza marked a new stage in its conflict with Hamas, the terrorist group in control of the Gaza Strip. Israel’s...