The Iran assassination, explained

The simmering fear among Middle East watchers that President Donald Trump might attack Iran in the waning days of his presidency was inflamed on...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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

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...
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The future of Jewish demographics in Europe does not look bright

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...
Sudan's Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Sudan will normalize ties with Israel, Trump announces

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

Jerusalem’s Beit Avi Chai creates unique High Holiday programming for the age of the...

By Larry Luxner This year’s upcoming holidays will be like none Jews today have ever experienced. Synagogues will not be packed with worshipers. Holiday meals...
Soviet prisoners of war working under Nazi soldiers bury victims of the Babyn Yar massacre, Oct. 1, 1941. (Johannes Karl Hähle/Hamburg Institute for Social Research)

New center sheds light on previously unknown details of Holocaust’s Babyn Yar massacre

BY LARRY LUXNER Raisa Maistrenko will never forget Sept. 29, 1941 — the day Nazi troops rounded up the Jewish residents of Kyiv, Ukraine, and marched...
Caption: U.S. President Donald Trump listens as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivers remarks during the announcement of normalization of relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain on Sept. 11, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Tia Dufour/The White House)

Experts view Israel’s normalization deals as start of reordering of Mideast alliances

By Jackson Richman | JNS The signing of the normalization agreements on Tuesday by Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have generated a...
President Donald Trump speaks with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa

Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel, Trump announces

Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel at a White House ceremony next week, President Donald Trump said Friday on Twitter, less than a month...
Passengers on an Israir flight between Tel Aviv and Eilat, Aug. 17, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Can Diaspora Jews Visit Israel During the COVID-19 Crisis? The Rules Keep Changing.

BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — Like many French Jews, Agnes Mimoun used to take her ability to freely travel to Israel for granted. Getting here was...