Afghanistan’s last Jew has left the country

(JTA) — Zebulon Simantov, the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan, has finally left the country for fear of persecution by the Taliban, an Israeli television channel reported. Simantov, the 62-year-old...

Mideast terror groups energized by Taliban victory, but not rushing into battle

(August 30, 2021 / JNS) The shockwaves from the Taliban’s lightning-quick takeover of Afghanistan are continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, and Islamist forces are feeling energized by...

U.S. Helps Israel and Sudan Reach Deal to Normalize Ties

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government...

First commercial direct flights from Israel land in Morocco

(JTA) — Two Israeli airlines have started what looks like a beautiful friendship with Morocco. Israir and El Al flights from Tel Aviv landed in Marrakesh on Sunday, Agence France...

Really?: We Lie to International Inspectors on Our Nuke Program, Says Iran official

Western countries have long suspected Iran of misleading international inspectors over the extent of its nuclear program — and now a top Iranian official has admitted as much. In...

Jonathan Pollard Freed of Restrictions, May Travel to Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost 35 years to the day after his arrest outside the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C., Jonathan Pollard was granted the freedom to do what...

Japan Prime Minister Abe Honors ‘Japanese Schindler’ Chiune Sugihara in Lithuania

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe visit a former home of Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas, Lithuania on January 14, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ints Kalnins. Japan’s...

Richard Grenell, Strong Friend of Israel in Berlin

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell grew up near Grand Rapids, Mich., looking up to Israel daily — literally. Even until today, a special sign hangs over his mother’s...

Jewish humanitarian groups step in, or try to, as crises unfold in Haiti and...

(JTA) — Two major humanitarian crises are eliciting the involvement of Jewish aid organizations, although it is unclear whether much can be done from afar to support Afghans now...

150 House Democrats Sign Letter Backing Reentry into Iran Deal

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — A letter backing President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to reenter the Iran nuclear deal without any new conditions has garnered 150 signatures from House Democrats —...
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