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Largest Jewish group in UK commissions report on the prejudice black Jews face

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The largest Jewish communal organization in the United Kingdom has launched a commission aimed at investigating the prejudices that British Jews of color face...

Israelis, angry with police violence at home, protest the George Floyd killing

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By Sam Sokol TEL AVIV — As Kielahtiel Barton stood across from the former American embassy here, on a sidewalk next to a downtown beach,...

5 key takeaways about the Gantz-Netanyahu deal and Israel’s new government

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Israel finally has a government. On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement to form a coalition government together....
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Poland’s oldest known rescuer of Jews shares an epic WWII love story

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WARSAW, Poland — Today, at 100 years old, Jozef Walaszczyk is Poland’s oldest known living rescuer of Jews. But he was fortunate enough just to...

Netanyahu and Gantz sign agreement for ‘national emergency government’

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JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz signed a deal Monday to form a “national emergency government” that...
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Israeli historian donates $1 million to mitigate US suspension of WHO funding

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Israeli author and historian Yuval Noah Harari has pledged $1 million to the World Health Organization, or WHO, to mitigate the suspension of U.S....

Jeremy Corbyn’s incoming replacement publicly supports Zionism, vows to combat anti-Semitism in Labour

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A British lawmaker who has said that he supports Zionism will replace Jeremy Corbyn as the head of Britain’s Labour Party. Keir Starmer, who managed...

Coronavirus news from Jewish communities around the world

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NOTE: AS OF APRIL 7, THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is collecting the news flowing in from across the...

How will Iran’s struggle with coronavirus impact its threat to the region?

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Iran by its own accounting is the fifth-ranked among nations in coronavirus fatalities. Outside experts say the rate is likely much higher. The confluence of...

Robert Levinson’s family says the former FBI agent missing since 2007 died in Iranian...

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Robert Levinson, the Jewish-American former FBI agent missing since 2007, has died in Iranian custody, his family said. Iran has claimed over the years that...