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Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel appears behind the abandoned Dar Bishi synagogue in the Libyan capital on September 28, 2011. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

Libyan Jews fret over Jewish artifacts

TRIPOLI — Gina Waldman was forced to flee her native Libya in 1967 as anti-Jewish mobs took to the streets of Tripoli, burning down her father’s warehouse. Waldman,...

The central synagogue of the Abayudaya Jewish community in rural Uganda.

East Africa famine: Jews die of starvation

NEW YORK — Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads,...

A UN observer at a lookout point near the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights, June 25. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Israel: No Iran in southern Lebanon

By Yaakov Lappin Netanyahu tells Trump and Putin: Iran in southern Lebanon would cross a ‘red line’ With the help of its powerful allies, President Bashar Assad’s...

Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian PM Narendra Modi visit the water desalination plant at Olga beach, July 6. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

What’s the magic in the Israel-India relationship?

WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between...

Rabbi Haim Casas

For the first time, Spain-born liberal rabbi ordained

LONDON — The main rabbinical seminary in Europe for Reform and Masorti Jews ordained the first ever Spain-born Progressive rabbi, the seminary’s spokesperson said....

Ivanka Trump at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland, July 6. (Katarzyna Markusz)

Ivanka visits Warsaw Ghetto Heroes memorial

WARSAW — Ivanka Trump, the Jewish daughter of President Donald Trump, laid a wreath at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland a day after her father...

The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. (Wikipedia)

UNESCO to vote on whether Machpelah is Jewish

By Alex Traiman An upcoming vote by the United Nations cultural body UNESCO on whether to declare Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs as an endangered Palestinian heritage...

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara greet India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. (Asherent)

First visit to Israel by PM of India

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Israel, calling his visit “historic.” Modi arrived in Israel on...

Smoke rising near the Israeli-Syrian border on June 24. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Israel’s response to mortar fire deemed ‘old policy’

By Adam Abrams JERUSALEM — Mortar shells fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights Saturday, June 24, prompted the IDF to respond with a retaliatory strike in...

Police found medical devices marked with swastikas. (Leonardo Kremenchuzky/DAIA)

Trove of Nazi artifacts unearthed in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as “unprecedented” and “the...