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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Controversy and record participation reflect renewed US Jewish interest in Zionist Congress

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By Larry Luxner A virus forced the World Zionist Congress to go virtual for the first time since its founding in 1897. But that didn’t stop...
Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, former UK chief rabbi and Jewish ‘intellectual giant,’ dies at 72

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By Ben Harris, Cnaan Liphshiz and Gabe Friedman Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom whose extensive writings and frequent media...
Biden and Harris

Iran, Israel, anti-Semitism and more: What to watch in Joe Biden’s presidency

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On Joe Biden’s first day as president, he plans to launch a task force to reunite children and parents separated at the country’s southern...
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Jewish organizations wait on results of close presidential race

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By Eric Schucht As people waited out the results of Tuesday’s election, Hannah Recht, of Washington could say, “I told you so.” She knew it...

Jewish groups giving employees off for Election Day – to get out the vote...

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By Larry Luxner On Nov. 3, Lanni Solochek and her wife, Rabbi Lily Solochek, will volunteer as poll workers near their home in Rockland, Maine. Among...
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Here are some races to keep an eye on this Election Day

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Election Day 2020 is finally upon us, and besides the presidential election, there are hundreds of races across the country with huge implications for...
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The future of Jewish demographics in Europe does not look bright

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Jews’ share of the population of Europe is as low now as it was 1,000 years ago and is declining even further, according to...
World Zionist Congress

World Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

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By Eric Schucht and Jesse Berman Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups last week pushed back against an agreement by a coalition of Orthodox and right-wing...
Sudan's Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Sudan will normalize ties with Israel, Trump announces

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Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states’ willingness...

Wounded victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting stay strong

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By Toby Tabachnik It’s been two years since an anti-Semite wielding an assault rifle stormed the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, murdering 11 worshippers...