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Jewish community leaders in Zimbabwe have instructed Jews residing in the African country to seek shelter indoors amid a developing military coup, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s army said it has taken over the country’s capital of Harare, detained longtime President Robert Mugabe and his wife, and seized control of a state-run broadcaster. According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, 170...
Zimbabwe’s tiny Jewish community this week said it was “business as usual” as the country’s military rolled into the capital to detain the elderly president Robert Mugabe and arrest those in his inner circle. Amid images of tanks on the street and senior soldiers taking over the airwaves, concern mounted on Wednesday morning amid fears that the military coup would...
A senior Palestinian official on Monday denied a report that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been told by Saudi Arabia to either accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being put together by the Trump administration or resign from office. Asked directly about the alleged ultimatum reported by Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday, Ahmad Majdalani, a confidant of Abbas, told...
WASHINGTON — The Israeli government has offered on Tuesday assistance through the Red Cross to victims of a deadly earthquake in Iran and Iraq. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the offer in a live Q&A with a gathering of the Jewish Federations in Los Angeles. The assistance is meant to show Israel's commitment to friendship with the people of Iran...
Israeli judoka Or Sasson was allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at the Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, Morocco. Sasson, who won a bronze medal for Israel in the 2016 Rio Olympics, was eliminated from the tournament Saturday with a loss to Cyrille Maret of France. But his appearance with “ISR” on his uniform was still a victory of sorts for...
Israel and Iraq may not have any formal diplomatic relations, but that didn’t stop two of their beauty queens from cozying up at this year’s Miss International Beauty Pageant. During the competition in Tokyo on Tuesday, Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, posed for photos on their respective Instagram accounts. Idan’s caption read: “Peace and Love from...
WARSAW, Poland (AFP) — Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust. Now part of the unparalleled archive has gone on display in its first permanent exhibition at the Polish capital’s Jewish Historical Institute. “This is the greatest Jewish treasure of the...
Addressing the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that ''all Jews should have access to the Western Wall.'' ''Religious matters have always been the product of evolution and not revolution,'' he said in his speech, delivered via video. ''I believe the entire Jewish people is one family.'' He promised to expand the egalitarian...
Tens of thousands of far-right nationalists chanted calls for a “Jew-free” Poland as they marched through the streets of Warsaw on Saturday to mark 99 years since the country was re-established as an independent nation. During the march — the largest Polish Independence Day event in years — far-right demonstrators were heard chanting “Pure Poland, Jew-free Poland,” and “Jews out...
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s 6-year-old daughter Arabella caught the attention of China this week. At a state dinner inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday, President Donald Trump shared a video of his granddaughter Arabella with Chinese President Xi Jinpinig and leaders in the room. In the video, Arabella sings and recites poetry in Mandarin, which she reportedly has...

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