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Jewish Medal Streak Continues

On Sunday, just 3 days into the Sochi games, Jews have already won 3 medals.

Teacher and Policeman Killed in Moscow School Shooting Spree

A student killed one policeman, a biology teacher, shot and wounded another policeman and took 20 pupils hostage before police overcame and arrested him...

Israel Sending Team of 5 to Sochi Olympics

Israel will be sending five athletes to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, starting next month. Evgeni Krasnopolski, 25, a Ukraine native who grew up...

Abbas Asks Russia for Billion Dollar Gas Project Off Gaza Coast

Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Thursday to invest in a $1 billion natural gas project off the coast...

Sharon to be Commemorated in Belarus, Birthplace of his Parents

The Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) announced Monday that the upcoming Limmud FSU conference in Belarus this summer will feature a special event in...

Russian Jewish School Teacher Freed

Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from...

15 Killed in Second Deadly Blast in Volgograd

See also: Female Suicide Bomber Kills 18 in Area of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics. At least 15 people were killed and 23 wounded in an explosion...

Russian FM: West Realizing They’re Aiding Terrorists in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western politicians have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s government might lead to a worsening of the Syrian...

Vandals Desecrate Russian Synagogue with Pig’s Head

Unidentified Russian vandals  used a pig’s head to desecrate a synagogue in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, according to representatives of the Jewish...

Russian Court Orders Jewish Teacher’s Early Release

A Russian court ordered the early release of a Jewish teacher whose bribery trial was marred by anti-Semitic statements and whose lengthy prison sentence...

Putin to Pardon Russian Tycoon from Jewish Family

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky "in the nearest future," RIA Novosti...

Russian Jews Win Rostov Holocaust Commemoration Fight

The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last...

Iran Begins Fueling of Bushehr Nuclear Plant

It is the first civilian nuclear power plant built in the Middle East.

Russian News Agency: US Pushing Middle East Militarization

The Pentagon is fielding more than 35,000 troops in the Persian Gulf as a “bulwark against aggression.”

World-Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin to Get Israeli Citizenship

The Interior Ministry will grant Evgeny Kissin, one of the world's leading classical pianists and an enthusiastic Jewish supporter of Israel, Israeli citizenship event...

French Experts Rule Out Arafat Poisoning

The Palestinian Authority was born out of a lie and will die out of the truth, ever so slowly.

Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by...

Netanyahu in Moscow: I Guarantee Iran Won’t Have Nuclear Weapons

Israel has been has been threatening, almost explicitly, that any agreement signed with Iran will not restrict Israel from acting militarily to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear breakout.

Netanyahu Tells Russian Jews about the ‘Real Iran’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Jewish community leaders in Moscow during his trip to Russia, "The Iranians deny our past and repeat their commitment...

Russia Gives Egypt Massive Bear Hug at US Expense

Russia and Egypt are set to sign a major arms deal that is of similar value to the amount of aid the US had been sending to Egypt.

Russian Priest Suspended over Anti-Semitic Pejorative

Russian church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl. The two-month ban on Andrey Evstigneeva was announced earlier this...

Yishai Visits Beilis and the Baal Shem Tov in the Ukraine

The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.

Putin to Visit Cairo, After US Abandons Ally Further

Russia is filling in the vacuum in Egpyt that the U.S. is leaving behind.

Anti-Putin Dissident Navalny Sentence Commuted

Prominent opposition figure Aleksey Navalny and co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov have been given a suspended sentence in their trumped up embezzlement trial that has attracted...

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