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Poland's president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law
Poland's president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law
Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard his country's image abroad but...
Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees revival
Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees revival
The once teeming Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes...
Make the bat mitzvah more than 'lite'
Make the bat mitzvah more than 'lite'
A friend and I were once invited to a meeting with a rabbi to discuss borrowing a Torah from a shul in Johannesburg. As the date approached, my...
Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women
Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women
Israel's national airline El Al has been criticised for allowing ultra-orthodox Jewish men to disrupt flights by refusing to be seated next to women....
You can be Jewish and anti-Zionist
You can be Jewish and anti-Zionist
In an open letter published in the Jerusalem Post of March 21, the chief rabbi of South Africa, ­Warren Goldstein, calls on United States...
Nothing particularly Israeli about xenophobia
Nothing particularly Israeli about xenophobia
What becomes a problem is when that country is depicted as being uniquely guilty of something that occurs to a similar or worse extent in numerous...
Jewishness of Israel fuels xenophobia
Jewishness of Israel fuels xenophobia
Israeli Knesset member Danny Danon of the ruling Likud Party, who is chairperson of an organisation called Deportation Now, spoke at a rally...
Israel's schools slammed for underperforming
Israel's schools slammed for underperforming
About one-quarter of Israel's first graders study in ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools that give short shrift to subjects like reading, science and...
German Jews 'ashamed' of Holocaust-like protest in Israel
German Jews 'ashamed' of Holocaust-like protest in Israel
The head of Germany's Jewish community on Tuesday expressed "shock" and "shame" after ultra-Orthodox protesters in Israel donned Holocaust symbols,...
Jewish gender segregation campaign turns violent
Jewish gender segregation campaign turns violent
Extra Israeli police patrolled the streets of a small town near Jerusalem on Monday after a campaign by ultra-Orthodox Jews to segregate men and...
Obama's approach to Israel questioned
Obama's approach to Israel questioned
US President Barack Obama this week stepped up a counter attack against Republican opponents levelling angry, politically fraught charges that he...
Wounds of dispossession reopened
Wounds of dispossession reopened
In the golden light of a spring evening, as yellow flowers are beginning to bloom on giant cactuses, Yacoub Odeh climbs through knee-high grass to...

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