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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...

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...

Independence supporters gather in Barcelona, Oct. 30, 2017. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

On Catalonia, Jewish umbrella group opposes independence

BARCELONA — Breaking with its policy of neutrality on Catalan independence, the main umbrella group of Spanish Jews blamed separatists for the kingdom’s crisis and...

Audrey Azoulay

Israel, US to leave UNESCO; body elects Jewish leader

NEW YORK (JTA) — Israel will prepare to leave UNESCO alongside the US, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement praising President Donald Trump for the...

Posters of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty)

Belgium freezes aid for West Bank school

BRUSSELS — Belgium said it will freeze funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school the nation helped fund renamed the institution...