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Israel believes Syria kept ‘significant’ chemical munitions

by Dan Williams, Reuters

3 hours ago

Residents try to put out a fire at a site where two air strikes by forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad on a market in central Douma on Sept. 17. Photo by Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli... read full article

  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    JTA

    1 day ago

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

  • Dig uncovers gas chambers at Sobibor death camp

    JTA

    1 day ago

    An archaeological dig at Sobibor has uncovered the Nazi death camp’s gas chambers.

    The excavations in Poland have been going on since 2007, and thousands of inmates’ personal items have been found at the site. They include rings, pendants, earrings, jewelry, perfume bottles,...

  • 5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    2 days ago

    A laconic man who abhors hysteria, the president of France’s CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities is not naturally inclined to emphasize his community’s fear in public, preferring to underscore French Jewry’s achievements and capacity to prosper despite recent hardships.

    But in a...

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  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

  • Brussels synagogue fire was arson, watchdog says

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    A fire that broke out at a synagogue near Brussels was the result of arson, a Belgian watchdog said.

    Three people had to be treated for inhaling smoke on Tuesday at the synagogue on de la Clinique Street in Anderlecht, one of the municipalities that make up the Brussels region,...

  • German on trial for ISIS ties played for Jewish soccer team

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    A German man on trial for being a member of the jihadist group ISIS once played for a Jewish soccer club.

    Kreshnik Berisha, 20, went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday, The Associated Press reported. Berisha is alleged to have traveled to Syria, where he fought with ISIS for five...

  • Brussels synagogue fire was arson, watchdog says

    JTA

    2 days ago

    A fire that broke out at a synagogue near Brussels was the result of arson, a Belgian watchdog said.

    Three people had to be treated for inhaling smoke on Tuesday at the synagogue on de la Clinique Street in Anderlecht, one of the municipalities that make up the Brussels region,...

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