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Israeli tanks near the Syrian border, May, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

IDF sends enforcements, humanitarian aid to Syrian border

JERUSALEM — The Israel Defense Forces has sent armored and artillery reinforcements to its northern border with Syria as the war between the country’s army and...

Michael Bloomberg (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

Bloomberg to spend $80 million for Democrats

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg will spend $80 million in an effort to help elect Democrats in the midterm elections. The Jewish media mogul and former New York City...

An El Al plane at Ben Gurion. (David Silverman/Getty)

El Al flight delayed after men refuse to sit next to women

JERUSALEM — El Al will “immediately” remove any passenger who refuses to sit next to another passenger for any reason, its CEO announced, but not before a major...

Prince William lays a wreath at Yad Vashem. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Prince William visits Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Britain’s Prince William visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and called it “a profoundly moving experience.” On Tuesday, June 26,...

Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, Rhode Island. (John Nordell/ Christian Science Monitor/Getty)

Fight over Touro Synagogue heads to Supreme Court

BOSTON — The legal fight over ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue is headed to the US Supreme Court. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month...

Jack Muaawia

Israeli policies stall refugee status

By Tracy Frydberg JERUSALEM — Jack has one of those smiles that even the coldest of souls would feel obliged to mirror. Sunglasses propped on his head and with a...

Kostas Papadopoulos was one of the few survivors of the 1944 British attack on the ship Tanais carrying Crete's Jews.

A different Holocaust tragedy is remembered in Crete

By Roger Rapoport CHANIA, Crete — On Sunday, June 17, 263 candles will be lit at an interfaith memorial service at this lovely city’s historic Etz Hayyim synagogue....

Mordaunt Cohen

Jewish 101-year-old veteran honored by the queen

LONDON — A 101-year-old Jewish British veteran of WW II received an honor from the Queen for his services to education. Mordaunt Cohen received the MBE, or Member of...

Lionel Messi at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2017. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)

Argentina won’t play in Jerusalem

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s national soccer team canceled this week’s friendly match with Israel after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement....

Dr. Andrew Brotman, left; Blima Marcus

Hospital responds to Bikur Cholim

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — One of this city’s largest hospitals has accused a chasidic group that visits sick patients of lying about the hospital’s policy...