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For Cuban Jews, improved ties to U.S. may not resolve central challenges

by Josh Tapper, JTA

10 hours ago

Adela Dworin has been president of Beth Shalom synagogue since 2006 and serves as the Cuban Jewish community’s government liaison. (Josh Tapper)/JTA

On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl leading prayers in a mix of Spanish and near-perfect... read full article

  • Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed ‘aggression’

    by Douglas Busvine and Alessandra Prentice, Reuters

    10 hours ago

    Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington...

  • Orban acknowledges some Hungarians ‘chose evil over good’ in Holocaust

    by Marton Dunai, Reuters

    11 hours ago

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary's role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted "shamefully" in World War II.

    Speaking at a memorial for Jewish soldiers who died defending...

  • Hezbollah says Israel wants to set ‘new rules’ with Syria raid

    by Mariam Karouny, Reuters

    12 hours ago

    An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments...

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  • Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    13 hours ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

    His visit to Washington in March has opened up a rift with the White House and...

  • Argentinian journalist flees to Israel, fearing for life

    by Sarah Marsh, Reuters

    13 hours ago

    Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.

    On Jan. 18, Damian Pachter was the...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    by Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    by Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

    3 days ago

     Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to...

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