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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...

The Royal Family mark the Queen's 90th birthday, 2016 in London. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty)

Prince William’s itinerary for Israel announced

JERUSALEM — Prince William will soon embark on a historic visit to Israel. During the trip, which also includes stops in Jordan and the West Bank, Britain’s Duke of...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with US President Donald Trump (Kevin Lim/Strait Times/Handout/Getty)

Trump-Kim summit: Meaning for Iran, Israel

WASHINGTON — Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest — maybe because he...

Mordaunt Cohen

Jewish 101-year-old veteran honored by the queen

LONDON — A 101-year-old Jewish British veteran of WW II received an honor from the Queen for his services to education. Mordaunt Cohen received the MBE, or Member of...

Lionel Messi at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2017. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)

Argentina won’t play in Jerusalem

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s national soccer team canceled this week’s friendly match with Israel after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement....

Netta Barzilai preforming in Tel Aviv, May 14. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Israeli entrant wins despite bias

BRUSSELS — Hours before the Eurovision song contest’s kickoff, Rafi Kishon posted on Facebook a sobering message and a picture of himself wearing a head of lettuce...