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The funeral of Israeli Druze police officer Kamil Shnaan in 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

At 70 years of independence, Israel’s minorities reflect

By Ariel Ben Solomon With Israel’s Independence Day, the battle of the narratives over Israel’s creation begins anew with Muslim Israeli Arabs remaining highly...

Rabbi Michael Azoulay, right, reading the Torah at the synagogue of Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Dec. 11, 2017.

Some French shuls dwindle; some surge

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France — If French Jewry is facing an existential threat because of anti-Semitic violence, then little of the drama is on display in this affluent...

Avi Gabbay (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Israeli Labor cuts ties with UK Labour

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Labor Party has temporarily suspended “all formal relations” with its British party counterpart because of leader Jeremy Corbyn’s failure...

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Jews have ‘moral obligation’ to end Syrian genocide

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi said Jews have a “moral obligation” to end the “cruel genocide” taking place in Syria. Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef was...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, April 8, 2018 (Laszlo Balogh/)

In latest election, Hungary veers far right

BUDAPEST — The extremist Jobbik party may have come up short in Hungary’s Sunday, April 8, election, but that doesn’t mean the country’s far right isn’t...

Alain Ndigal, left, and Ruth Grammens at the memorial march in Paris for Mireille Knoll, March 28.

Murder of Holocaust survivor galvanizes France

PARIS — After French authorities swiftly filed hate-crime charges against the Muslim suspect in the murder of a Holocaust survivor in Paris, for many Jews at a vigil...

Palestinian protester at the Israel-Gaza border, April 2. (Said Khatib/AFP)

Behind the Gaza border violence

JERUSALEM — When the smoke from the rifles of Israeli sharpshooters and the firebombs thrown by Gaza Palestinians cleared in the wake of the Palestinian March of...

Joshua Pollack (Kailyn Lamb)

Bagel Store down to a day a week starting April 13

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 14 At the end of business today, March 30, the Bagel Store, a popular source of baked goods for the Denver Jewish community since...

One of the 10,000 Dead Sea Scroll fragments. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Dead Sea Scrolls in Denver

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 10 On the second day of the “Dead Sea Scrolls” exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, parking is as scarce as...

Amir Peretz (Miri Tzachi/TPS)

Israel confirms 2007 strike on Syrian nuclear reactor

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 9 By Yona Schnitzer In March, 2007, Israel’s spy agency Mossad obtained information that Syria was building a nuclear reactor in...