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Emergency Session on Syria at UN Security Council

At least 100,000 children have had no safe drinking water for 3 days in Aleppo.

Europeans Turn to Israel to Spur Lagging Economies

About 60 ministers of education from a range of OECD countries gathered Sunday in Jerusalem for a three-day program to explore Israel’s culture of entrepreneurship.

Jewish Runners Take On Berlin Marathon Proudly Wearing Israeli Flags

When 36-year-old Levi Levine crossed the finish line at today’s BMW Berlin Marathon, his emotions far exceeded his personal pride at having successfully finished the 42-kilometer course.

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Braces for 30,000 Travelers to Uman

Tens of thousands of travelers are heading this week to Uman to pray at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

Conference Debating Bringing Holocaust Images to Life [video]

In today's digital age, such film footage is particularly compelling and stirring, granting us a glimpse into a living memory of a world that was – and is no longer.

Former Chief Rabbi of France Joseph Sitruk Dead at 72

In 2001 Rabbi Sitruk suffered a stroke and after his recovery took the additional name Haim, following the traditional Jewish protection against illness by altering or changing one's name.

The Golem Comes to Life in Berlin’s Jewish Museum [video]

The exhibition uses the golem figure to examine topics like creativity, creation, power, and redemption.

Kerry’s Last Ditch Effort to Get Netanyahu to Commit Political Suicide

Kerry is in the midst of his final attempt to shape the Israel-PA conflict resolution in his image, and he has been going at it with everything he has including the kitchen sink.

Rivlin to Travel to Ukraine for 75th Babi Yar Commemoration

Pres. Rivlin heads to Ukraine for the 75th commemoration of the Babi Yar Massacre.

Holocaust Survivor, Speaker Max Mannheimer, 96, Passes Away

Max Mannheimer was silent about his nightmare and depression for decades.

Some UK Jews Flee Brexit ‘Horrors’ Back to Germany

German law allows anyone stripped of their German citizenship by the Nazis "on political, racial or religious grounds" between 1933 and 1945 to reclaim it, and this includes their descendants.

Huge Majority of Europe’s Jews Say They’re Staying Home for the Holy Days

Around 70% of Europe's Jews say they're afraid to go to synagogue for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

President Hollande: France Needs More Resources to Prevent, Fight Terror In Its Midst

French President Francois Hollande tells a gathering that France doesn't have enough resources to prevent, let alone fight, the terror in its midst.

Analysis: Merkel’s Party Losing Badly as Social Democrats, Anti-Immigrant AfD Win Berlin State Vote

The SPD is expected to form a new regional coalition government with the Left and the Greens, who suffered a 2.5% drop to 15.1%.

New ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ Flotilla Sets Sail From Barcelona [video]

It's that time of year again, when pro-Gaza groups get antsy and they just have to launch a flotilla. This time, it's the women.

Great Synagogue of Pilsen Returns to Jews of Czech Republic

The famed Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returning to Jewish hands and hearts after 20 years as a Czech concert hall and art museum.

Netanyahu, Luxembourg PM Bettel Meet In Jerusalem

rime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel toasted strong diplomatic ties between the two countries Monday and pledged to build on an already strong economic relationship.

Hungarian Neo-Nazis Vandalize Holocaust Protest ‘Living Memorial’

For more than two years, the Living Memorial has served as a site for regular talks, lectures, discussions groups, musical performances and commemorations.

Suspected Car Bomb Outside Marseille Synagogue ‘Had No Detonator’

Two gas canisters inside a vehicle parked outside a synagogue raised the alert for passersby and police in Marseille on the Sabbath; a week ago a failed car bomb was aimed at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Mayor Barkat Thanks Czech Government For Refuting ‘Palestinian Lies’ on Jerusalem

Israel’s Foreign Ministry slammed the short-lived policy, saying the Palestinian Authority is “no longer satisfied with poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth. Now it wants to spread lies and misinformation among Czech youth as well.”

Israeli Defense Companies Converge on Industry’s Next Big Market — Poland

IAI has already entered into an agreement with the Czech company Retia to produce air defense radar systems.

Netanyahu Heads to The Hague for Diplomatic Mission

PM Netanyahu heads to the Netherlands to meet with that country's leadership on a mission to improve bilateral ties.

Israeli President Sends Condolences on Passing of Uzbeki President

Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov had led his nation since it declared independence 25 years ago; now there is a power vacuum and many citizens say they feel a double loss.

Senior German Lawmaker Says Law of Integration is Solution to Jewish Community Fears

Senior German lawmaker Johannes Kahrs says a Law of Integration would solve the Jewish community fears being fed by recent events escalated by incoming Muslim refugees.

President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, Reported Dead at 78

The prime minister of Turkey has announced on national television that the long-time ruler of Uzbekistan has died.

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