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A wounded Syrian refugee arrives for treatment at Ziv Medical Center in Safed.

Syrians receiving medical aid ‘love’ Israel

Unprecedented footage broadcast on Israeli television Sunday, Nov. 19, showed Syrian women and children crossing into Israel for medical treatment with assistance from...

Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin, with their child.

Uganda is 100th country for Chabad

NEW YORK (JTA) — Uganda has become the 100th country to have a Chabad-Lubavitch outpost. Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin established the Chabad of Uganda in the...

Heinz-Christian Strache of Austria's Freedom Party.

Austria’s complicated treatment of the Holocaust

VIENNA — When it comes to the Holocaust, Austria has made a lot of progress assuming responsibility. In recent years, Austrian officials have consistently acknowledged...

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (Sraya Diamant/IDF Spokesperson)

IDF chief speaks to Saudis — a first

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army’s chief of staff gave the first interview by someone in his post to a Saudi news outlet. Gadi Eisenkot told the Elaph news website on...

A Pinkus was a communal record book.

Treasure trove: Pre-Holocaust documents discovered

NEW YORK — Last month, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research made an astonishing announcement: the discovery of 170,000 Jewish documents thought to have been...

Mazen Adi speaking at the UN.

Rutgers stands behind employment of Assad defender

By Rafael Medoff Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science...

Rabbi Abraham Cooper testifies at the Nov. 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Congress debates definition of anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — Jewish and pro-Israel leaders exchanged heated remarks at a congressional hearing on how to define anti-Semitism. The Nov. 7 hearing of the House...

Thousands of nationalists marched through Warsaw, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jakob Ratz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty)

How extremist is Poland?

WARSAW — The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland last weekend...

Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the 2017 GA.

Israel offers Iran aid in wake of earthquake

JERUSALEM — Israel offered humanitarian aid to Iran in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the border region with Iraq earlier this week, Prime...

Saudi Arabia's Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, center, at a meeting with US Defense Secretary James Mattis on April 19, 2017 in Riyadh. (Jonathan Ernst/Getty)

What’s the hullabaloo in Saudi Arabia?

WASHINGTON — What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign — and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s PA President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is...