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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...

Rainer Weiss

Nobel laureate Weiss escaped the Nazis

NEW YORK — Three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, including one who fled the Nazis with his parents and another whose grandparents were...

Raoul Wallenberg, left; Anne Frank

Can cyber-tech solve Holocaust mysteries?

AMSTERDAM — After 70 years of studying the Holocaust, historians still don’t know the exact circumstances of the tragic fate that befell two of the best-known...

Police dispersing a crowd in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Oct. 1. (David Ramos/Getty)

Jews split on Catalan independence

BARCELONA — Seeing armed police in riot gear outside a school in Barcelona, the Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova felt the instincts kick in from her days as a Middle...

Israeli search and rescue teams search for survivors in Mexican earthquake.

Rabbi among the dead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA search and rescue organization pulled the body of a local rabbi from an office building that collapsed in a massive...

This Passover Haggadah from 1902, recovered from Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, was hand-lettered and decorated by an Iraqi youth. (National Archives)

State Dept. will return Jewish treasures to Iraq

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 9 NEW YORK — The US will return to Iraq next year a trove of Iraqi Jewish artifacts that lawmakers and Jewish groups have...

Elie Wiesel (IJN file photo)

Hundreds in Sighet retrace Wiesel’s path of deportation

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION D PAGE 16 SIGHET, Romania — More than 70 years after fascists took Elie Wiesel to the train station of this sleepy city in Romania,...

At a July 22 anti-Israel rally in Rotterdam, in which protesters chanted about killing Jews. (Abdullah Asiran/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

In Rotterdam, demonstrator chant about killing Jews

AMSTERDAM — A Jewish umbrella group has filed a police complaint over demonstrators in Rotterdam shouting in Arabic about killing Jews. The Dutch Central Jewish Board...

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews are fleeing the South American nation, with many choosing to immigrate to...