Jewish Journal

Putin in Passover greeting: Russian Jews make huge contribution


14 hours ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 17. Photo by Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.

Putin sent the... read full article

  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine: Who is responsible?


    16 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities.

    Though purported authors of the flier described it as a crude attempt to...

  • Armed men put Putin on the air in eastern Ukraine

    by Thomas Grove, Reuters

    20 hours ago

    Armed men took over a television tower in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and switched it to Russian channels playing an almost non-stop stream of sound-bites from a marathon TV phone-in by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Employees at the tower said the men, who were armed with...

  • Fliers call on Ukrainian Jews to register religion, property


    20 hours ago

    Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of fliers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes.

    The fliers were distributed earlier this week in the city, where pro-Russian separatists led by Denis...

  • Obama, Merkel discuss Ukraine crisis in call


    20 hours ago

    President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Thursday about the situation in Ukraine, the offices of both leaders said.

    Obama and Merkel agreed during the call that Russia should use its influence on armed groups in eastern Ukraine to calm the...

  • Scientists: Romanian troops behind 1941 massacre of Jews

    by JTA

    21 hours ago

    Forensic scientists from Bucharest concluded that 36 bodies found at a mass grave near Iasi belonged to Jews who were murdered by Romanian troops.

    The investigation into the mass grave at Vulturi Forest ended last month and determined that soldiers of the Romanian army’s Regiment...

  • On Ukraine, Israel and Neocons not on same page

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 days ago

    When it comes to Ukraine, Israel is parting ways with some of its staunchest American allies, namely neoconservatives — and it’s not the first time.

    Israel’s reluctance to side too closely with the United States in its bid to isolate Russia is typical of an Israeli realpolitik...

  • Iran’s Zarif not worried about pushback from hardliners on nuclear deal

    by Michelle Moghtader, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he does not fear opposition from hardliners as he leads negotiations to reach a comprehensive agreement about Iran's nuclear program with world powers by the end of July.

    "I am optimistic" that a deal will be reached in three months, he...

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