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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...

EU officials Frans Timmermans and Vera Jourova at the news conference about the anti-Semitism survey results, Dec. 10, 2018. (John Thys/AFP/Getty)

Poll: European anti-Semitism growing

AMSTERDAM — The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on...

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Where Denver day schools stand on vaccinations

It’s rare that Jewish organizations across the denominational spectrum in Denver — or anywhere else — find unanimity on anything, but on the subject of vaccination...

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...

US President George Bush with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1992. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty)

Remembering Pres. Bush’s complex Jewish legacy

WASHINGTON — President George H. W. Bush’s public grappling with Jewish leaders made headlines while his private interventions helped bring tens of thousands of Jews...

Jared Polis, pictured in the IJN offices. (Tim McClanahan)

Gov.-elect Polis speaks to the IJN

The name of Colorado’s governor-elect is not new to these pages. A quick search through Intermountain Jewish News archives brings up articles about Jared Polis going...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks to a Holocaust survivor in Jerusalem on June 10, 2018. (Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty)

In Europe, Austria leads fight against anti-Semitism

VIENNA — Less than one year after the election of Sebastian Kurz as Austria’s leader, he has taken his government to the forefront of the fight against Europe’s...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

Ocasio-Cortez compares US border situation to WW II refugees

WASHINGTON — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just one of 435 members of the incoming US House of Representatives, but her youth, surprise primary win in her Bronx-area...

Former Nugget opens Jerusalem sports center

Former Denver Nugget Dikembe Mutombo was on hand for the Nov. 27 opening of a new sports center at the Jerusalem YMCA. The Sylvan Adams Sports Center of the Jerusalem...

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...