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Bruce and Irene Steinberg, surrounded by sons William, Zachary, and Matthew.

Nine killed in Costa Rica crash

NEW YORK — Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica are remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family...

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

High marks for Greenblatt

WASHINGTON — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, has an office just around the corner from the White House. On his...

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

Mumbai: Holtzberg will return to his Chabad house

JERUSALEM — The son of the Chabad emissaries killed in a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai will join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a trip to India. Moshe...

The 118-foot Lego tower. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Tel Aviv Lego tower sets record

JERUSALEM — A Lego tower built in Tel Aviv is poised to set a new world record. The 118-foot tower was built from more than half a million Lego bricks donated by...

Paul Ryan pictured at the US Capitol speaking about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Dec. 21, 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Jewish worry about new tax bill

WASHINGTON — Most Jewish groups decried a massive tax reform package for what they said were cuts in taxes that would savage entitlements, although some groups...

Alberto Nisman at a news conference in Buenos Aires on May 20, 2009. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty)

Argentine judge: Nisman was murdered

BUENOS AIRES — A federal judge in Argentina said that AMIA Jewish center bombing prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered. It is the first time since Nisman’s death in...

Emanuele Giaufret in Ramat Gan, Israel, Dec. 19, 2017. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

EU ambassador says relationship with Israel strong

By Mara Vigevani Europe is not an enemy of Israel. Despite the differences over the conflict with the Palestinians, cultural and economic ties between Jerusalem and the...

Avi Gabbay (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Labor’s new pragmatic, centrist leader

NEW YORK — If Avi Gabbay becomes Israel’s next prime minister, he wants you to know he loves American Jews. Gabbay, the latest head of Israel’s Labor Party, was in...

British General Edmund Allenby, reviews an honor guard of British soldiers in Jerusalem's Old City, Dec. 11, 1917, 9:44 a.m. (National Photo Collection/GPO)

Centenary: Allenby takes Jerusalem

By Joelle Lewitan It happened 100 years ago. On Dec. 11, 1917 the soldiers of the British Imperial Army, led by General Edmund Allenby, entered Jerusalem, announcing...

Sholom Rubashkin, pictured in 2004, when he was vice president of Agriprocessors. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty)

Rubashkin sentence commuted

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of what was then the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the country,...