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Poland’s president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

The law sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who describes Nazi German death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau as being Polish

Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees revival

The Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes revived as visitors flock to experience its unique culture and history.

Make the bat mitzvah more than ‘lite’

The very act of a girl reading from the Torah can shake Judaism out of its patriarchal stronghold and inspire her to become involved in the religion.

Ultraorthodox men create chaos on plane over women

Ultraorthodox Jewish men are disrupting El Al flights, causing the carrier to be criticised for allowing it.

You can be Jewish and anti-Zionist

As Israel turns 65, academics question the ideology behind the nation's right to self-determination.

Nothing particularly Israeli about xenophobia

No society is perfect and it is valid to criticise a country for actions that contravene the principles of basic human rights.

Jewishness of Israel fuels xenophobia

Ethnocentric nationalism means that African workers lack rights and are targeted in attacks, writes Heidi-Jane Esakov.

Israel’s schools slammed for underperforming

A growing chorus of critics has warned that Israel's educational mix will compromise the country's ability to continue generating dazzling technology.

German Jews ‘ashamed’ of Holocaust-like protest in Israel

Germany's Jewish community has expressed shock after ultra-Orthodox protesters in Israel donned Holocaust symbols, including yellow stars.

Jewish gender segregation campaign turns violent

Extra Israeli police patrolled the streets of Jerusalem after a campaign by ultra-Orthodox Jews to segregate men and women erupted in violence.

Obama’s approach to Israel questioned

Barack Obama has stepped up a counter attack against Republican opponents charging that he has short-changed Israel's security.

Wounds of dispossession reopened

In the golden light of a spring evening, Yacoub Odeh climbs through knee-high grass to the ruin that was his childhood home.

The mosque next door

In the traditionally Jewish suburb of Houghton, a towering mosque has been in the making for years next door to a tiny shul.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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