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Imran Khan

Imran Khan promises new Pakistan

NEW YORK — The election of former cricket star Imran Khan as Pakistan’s new prime minister has raised eyebrows across the globe. He has promised a “new...

A sketch of Chaim Eiss based on a photograph. (Wikimedia)

Polish-Jewish rescue effort saved 330 Jews from the Nazis

WARSAW — Poland has obtained a WW II-era archive that documents efforts by Polish diplomats to get Jews out of Europe by issuing fake passports from Latin American...

Shashi Naidoo

Naidoo, a harsh critic of the Palestinians, is now BDS ‘cover girl’

JOHANNESBURG — It’s been a dizzying few weeks for South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo, who transformed herself from a harsh critic of the Palestinians to...

Demon-strate outside the Labour Party headquarters in London. (Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Is Labour Party anti-Semitic?

LONDON — It’s been nearly three years since Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, and he has riled British Jews more than any other politician...

UN peacekeepers look to Syria from the Golan Heights. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty)

Israel evacuates 800 from Syria

JERUSALEM — Israel rescued some 800 members of a Syrian humanitarian organization and their families from southern Syria. The members of the Syrian Civil Defense, more...

Vladimir Putin (Sebastian Derungs/CC)

Putin’s nationalism explains outreach to Jews, Israel

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s support for Israel is well documented. But Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support for the Jewish state is unexpected, especially...

The 'River Village' Roma camp near Rome. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty)

Proposal of Roma registry sets off alarm bells

ROME — When Italy’s interior minister recommended creating a “registry” of Roma, his remark was merely the latest addition to a long list of anti-Roma statements...

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, July 16, 2018. (Chris McGrath/Getty)

Trump, Putin, Syria and Israel

WASHINGTON — At the joint news conference on Monday in Helsinki bringing together President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia and the US seemed...

The new JCC in Arkhangelsk, Russia (FJC)

The world’s northernmost JCC opens

The Russian city of Arkhangelsk saw the opening of a synagogue inside what may be the world’s northernmost JCC. The three-story building that was opened last month...

Visitors at the memorial for Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam, 2004. (Wikimedia)

Ex-jihadist seeks forgiveness from Dutch Jews

AMSTERDAM — Jews were never far from the mind of Jason Walters when he was still a key member of the Netherlands’ deadliest network of jihadist terrorists. Even...