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Puppets of Jews on display at the Aalst Carnaval in Belgium on March 3, 2019. (Courtesy of FJO)

Belgium float makers defend anti-Semitic puppets

BRUSSELS — I initially had some sympathy for the creators of an anti-Semitic carnival float in Belgium. Studying their CVs and past creations for the annual carnival...

Puppets of Jews on display at the Aalst Carnaval in Belgium on March 3, 2019. (Courtesy of FJO)

Belgian mayor defends anti-Semitic float

BRUSSELS — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat atop money bags defended the display, telling the local media that...

Pope Francis (Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Vatican to open secret archive on Holocaust-era pope

ROME — The Vatican secret archive relating to controversial Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII will be opened next year. Pope Francis made the announcement at an audience...

Yisrael Katz

Another diplomatic row with Poland

JERUSALEM — It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Feb. 18, with four...

Rep. Ken Buck

Buck legislation keeps intelligence sharing on Yemen in place

The US House of Representatives has passed a war powers resolution (H.J. Res. 37) that seeks to end American military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen....

Luciana Berger (Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty)

Seven Labour MPs quit the party

LONDON — Luciana Berger, a British-Jewish lawmaker, has quit the Labour Party over its anti-Semitism problem, along with six other members of the House of Commons....

Rohingya Muslim refugees crowd a canal as they flee over the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Nov. 1, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty)

Israel stays tight with Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has earned the country widespread condemnation in recent years. A UN investigator and the US...

Israelis working at the site of a dam collapse.

Israelis join dam collapse effort

RIO DE JANEIRO — Less than one month after Benjamin Netanyahu gained pop star status across Brazil for blending in with the locals during the very first visit of a...

View of the snow-covered Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights in northern Israel on Jan. 18, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Rising risks in Syria

By Yaakov Lappin The Jan. 20 airstrike on targets in Syria, purportedly carried out by Israel, was unusual for a number of reasons. First, it occurred in broad daylight,...

Sharon Nazarian

ADL senior VP, Iran native, reflects on anti-Semitism today

The bad news first: Anti-Semitism throughout much of the world is not only alive and well, but growing. Then a touch of good news: It’s probably not as bad as it...