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Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Early elections called in Israel

JERUSALEM — Israel will hold new elections in April after the heads of all six coalition parties announced Dec. 24 that they were dissolving the government. The...

Alice Walker (Mark Sagliocco/Getty)

Alice Walker endorses anti-Semite’s book

By Sam Sokol NEW YORK — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker has come under intense criticism after endorsing a book by anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist David...

Julian Edelman wore special cleats for the Patriots' Dec. 16 game agains the Steelers.

Edelman’s cleats pay tribute to Pittsburgh victims

PITTSBURGH — New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore special cleats in honor of the victims of the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue during a...

Claudia Sheinbaum (Carlos Tischler/Getty)

Mexico City mayor’s Jewish identity tenuous

By Alan Grabinsky MEXICO CITY— It was during her ultimately successful campaign for Mexico City mayor that Claudia Sheinbaum made a rare reference to her Jewish...

Asael Lubotzky pictured in his lab.

‘Miracle’ saves life of soldier, now a doctor

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — When Asael Lubotzky led his soldiers into battle against Hezbollah 12 years ago during the Second Lebanon War, he knew he might be wounded...

An Iranian Jewish woman casts her vote at the Yusef Abad Synagogue, February 26, 2016. (Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

US media struggle to understand complex reality of Iranian Jewry

By Larry Cohler-Esses NEW YORK — Several days after the Jewish Daily Forward published the first-ever report from the Islamic Republic of Iran by a reporter openly...

A view of the Ilan Ramon Day School in Agoura, Calif., after the fire. (Yuri Hronsky)

California wildfire: ‘Catastrophic’

By Gabrielle Birkner LOS ANGELES — The Woolsey Fire, which has engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, had as of last week — burned nearly 100,000 acres and...

Ilhan Omar (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)

Ilhan Omar: Overturn head covering ban

WASHINGTON — A 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind could be overturned in order to accommodate a newly elected Muslim lawmaker...

Avigdor Liberman speaking at a news conference, May 18. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel: Was it right to cease fire?

JERUSALEM — Avigdor Liberman resigned as defense minister of Israel on Wednesday, Nov. 14, over a cease-fire with Palestinian terrorist groups — a move that could...

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano refuses to speak at Women’s March

NEW YORK — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano said she won’t speak at the next Women’s March if it is organized by two current leaders who will not condemn...