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Saeb Erekat, long-time Palestinian peace negotiator, dies of coronavirus

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  Saeb Erekat, the perpetually optimistic peace negotiator who forged close relationships with his Israeli counterparts and pressed until his final days for a two-state...

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...

Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

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(Updated on Oct. 25, 2020 to include additional information) Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups, including delegates from the Washington area, this week pushed back against...

Germany allocates $662 million in emergency funding for Holocaust survivors around the world

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Germany has pledged an extra $662 million toward helping Holocaust survivors during the coronavirus pandemic. The money will be given out in two payments over...
AJC Global Forum being held in Washington, DC, June 3, 2019.

Surveying the Arabian Peninsula with Jason Isaacson

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By Kayla Steinberg Special to WJW Jason Isaacson has traveled to every state on the Arabian Peninsula, working to build relationships with high-level officials, journalists, think...

Israeli researchers are discovering how stress affects the body’s fight against COVID-19

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Shoshana, 48 years old and the single mother of a teenager, recently completed three years of chemotherapy for breast cancer. But the treatment...

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

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner This year’s holidays are like none Jews today have ever experienced. For many, the special joy...

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

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Raisa Maistrenko will never forget Sept. 29, 1941 — the day Nazi troops rounded up...

Israel signs treaties with UAE and Bahrain in White House ceremony

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Israel signed peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday, with President Donald Trump calling the moment...

Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel, Trump announces

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Bahrain will normalize ties with Israel at a White House ceremony next week, President Donald Trump said on Twitter Friday, less than a month...