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David Smolansky

The exiled face of resistance in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — David Smolansky has become the exiled face of the resistance to the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. It doesn’t take long to realize why...

Jason Greenblatt visiting the Nahal Oz military base in Israel. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

White House hosts conference on Gaza crisis

WASHINGTON — The human suffering in Gaza has grown over the past year, top US Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt told a conference to discuss aid for the coastal...

Polish president Andrzej Duda (Mateusz Wlodarczyk/Getty)

Anti-Jewish wave in 1968 Poland comes to fore

WARSAW — Poland’s president asked for forgiveness for an anti-Jewish wave that drove Jews from the country in March, 1968, but said today’s Poland is not...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/AFP/Getty)

Was Putin’s invocation of ‘Jew’ lost in translation?

MOSCOW — When Boruch Gorin, a rabbi in Moscow, traveled for the first time from Russia to the US, a US Customs officer asked him whether he was Russian. “I said,...

March of the Living participants at Auschwitz, 2017. (Omar Marques/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

What will happen to Poland trips?

NEW YORK — Three years ago, Shaul de Malach had no problem joining fellow educators from his country on a trip to former Nazi death camps in Poland. Like tens of...

Sipora looking out the window of her daughter's Netherlands home, Feb. 15, 2018.

Jewish Iranian refugee awaits her fate in the Netherlands

UTRECHT, Netherlands — To the dozens of revelers of this city’s main Purim party, a Jewish grandmother who cooks the event’s annual Persia-themed holiday feast is...

Members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement pictured November 8, 2017. (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP/Getty)

Israel, Iran, Syria trade blows

JERUSALEM — Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Feb. 10, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone...

A commemoration in Warsaw in 2009 of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. (Moshe Milner/GPO/BPH)

Poland outlaws speech holding Poles accountable for any part of the Holocaust

By Katarzyna Markusz WARSAW — The Polish Senate passed legislation that criminalizes accusing the Polish state of the crimes committed by the Germans during WW II. The...

A protest in Tel Aviv against the deportation of African asylum seekers, Jan. 24, 2018. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Anger over deportation plan

JERUSALEM — Holocaust survivors and rabbis, as well as doctors and some airline pilots, are among the Israelis who say they will try to thwart Israel’s plan to...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

‘Baby Moshe’ returns to Mumbai Chabad house

MUMBAI — Moshe Holtzberg, who lost both his parents in a 2008 terror attack at the Chabad House in Mumbai, visited his old room accompanied by the Indian nanny who...