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Christmas has unique memories for international journalist Christiane Amanpour, the ABC News Global Affairs Anchor. As a small child, she remembers wonderful times, “my family with a Christmas tree and presents and a family gathering.” But her father was Muslim. Her mother […]

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Jewish access to their most holy site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, may be cut off after the city’s engineer, Shlomo Eshkol, ruled the temporary Mughrabi Bridge has become unsafe — and the Muslim fraternity that oversees the sensitive area forbade any repairs. The […]

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  An ultra-orthodox Jewish sect is targeting Jerusalem ice cream stores — squirting glue in their locks, breaking windows and worse. Why? The ultra-orthodox Sikrikim say that they are disgusted by people licking ice cream in public — and that […]

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Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk has won his battle in Tel Aviv District Court to be recorded in Israel’s population register as having “no religion” while still being listed as ethnically Jewish. Kaniuk, who was born and raised in Tel Aviv, fought heroically […]

When hiker Josh Fattal was finally released after being held for two years in Iran, his friends and family — and particularly his synagogue — could finally reveal a secret kept under wraps even by the news media. Iran — an Islamic […]

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this week at sundown Wednesday, notes Elizabeth Tenety in the Washington Post‘s On Faith section. During the one-day holiday, Jews will welcome in the year 5772 — and kick off more than a week of traditional observances, […]

European soccer fans are a different breed, so when the followers of Holland’s premier team, Ajax, began filling stadiums with songs that “We are the super-Jews,” most observers just rolled their eyes. However, some were not amused. A group called BAN, which is an […]

As many as 90 percent of Palestinians in some areas have close genetic ties to Jews, according to researchers. Ariella Oppenheim Ph.D., a researcher at Hebrew University and the Hadassah Medical School labs, has published the result of DNA studies […]

Why is there such knee-jerk hatred of Mel Gibson? Is it because he can never be forgiven for making an incredible success of The Passion of the Christ? Or can there be redemption? It would seem not, considering the chorus of […]

After scandal-scarred incumbent Anthony Weiner resigned from his seat, Democrats and many political sages confidently predicted that the district he represented — New York’s 9th, a rock-solid Democratic district – would stay in the Democratic fold. “They were convinced that […]

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