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Congress members call for Israeli visitors to have easier entry into US

1 hour 26 min ago
Letter urges acting Homeland Security secretary to admit the Jewish state into the Global Entry program

‘Empire’ cast members want Jussie Smollett back for next season

2 hours 6 min ago
In letter to studio executives, former co-stars ask to bring back actor fired after being charged with staging hate crime attack

Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

2 hours 6 min ago
Deputy premier visits Rome's main synagogue, says more work must be done to fight racism and anti-Semitism

Far-right alliance touts ‘new European harmony’ in EU elections

2 hours 18 min ago
Populist parties expecting major gains in upcoming EU parliament vote, amid sharp rise of anti-migrant and anti-European Union movements across the continent

Food-centric memoir explores emotional hunger of a Soviet Jewish emigré family

2 hours 23 min ago
Author Boris Fishman shares real and metaphoric recipes for healing multi-generational trauma and strained relationships as he recalls his family's journey from Belarus to the US

UN officials urge Israel to walk back deportation of rights group director

2 hours 44 min ago
Rights rapporteurs say move to kick out HRW's Omar Shakir threatens free expression and 'undermines any government’s claim to respect fundamental freedoms and values'

Bahraini watchdog alleges widespread sexual abuse, torture in prisons

3 hours 5 min ago
Exiled rights group releases 30-page report documenting what it says are systemic abuses against detainees ensnared in years-long crackdown in Gulf kingdom

UK dismisses Iran’s offer of a prisoner swap as diplomatic ploy

3 hours 53 min ago
Foreign secretary says Tehran 'putting innocent people in prison and using it as leverage' for its purposes

Israel says highly pathogenic strain of bird flu found at northern farm

4 hours 21 min ago
Agriculture Ministry informs World Organization for Animal Health that flock of 13,000 was culled after H5N8 virus found at Ma'ale Gilboa poultry farm

EU, Ukraine’s president-elect lash Russia’s easing citizenship for separatists

4 hours 29 min ago
Brussels says Putin's move is 'another attack on Ukraine's sovereignty,' while Zelensky expresses hope for new sanctions against Moscow

Biden makes Trump’s Charlottesville reaction the center of his campaign launch

5 hours 32 min ago
Newly announced 2020 Democratic candidate says president's comments on neo-Nazi marchers made him realize 'the threat to this nation was unlike any I had seen in this lifetime'

Putin after meeting Kim: N. Korea ready to denuclearize if it gets guarantees

5 hours 38 min ago
Russian leader says Kim Jong Un prepared to give up nuclear arsenal but wants concrete reassurances of safety, is willing to share summit details with Trump

Israel announces its participation in World Expo 2020 in Dubai

5 hours 38 min ago
Netanyahu hails Jerusalem's participation as 'another expression of Israel's rising status in the world and the region'

A well-traveled goat

6 hours 10 min ago
Surprisingly, goats offer physical and spiritual protection: their milk and their blood have worked wonders through the ages (Acharei Mot)

UN confirms 3rd Hezbollah tunnel crossed border into Israel, violating ceasefire

6 hours 35 min ago
Peacekeeping force requests 'urgent follow-up' from Lebanese authorities after acknowledging another of the 6 tunnels Israel uncovered last year crossed Blue Line

Children of couple murdered in West Bank sue Syria, Iran in US federal court

7 hours 19 min ago
Family demands $360 million in civil damages from nations for financing, arming Hamas terrorists

At first meeting since election, PM and Kahlon discuss economy, not party merger

7 hours 25 min ago
Kulanu leader has reportedly cooled on the idea of uniting with the Likud party, his former home

University of Maryland student government rejects Israel divestment resolution

7 hours 36 min ago
Student body votes overwhelmingly to reject Israel divestment at meeting during Passover, when many Jewish students were home for the holiday

Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death

7 hours 36 min ago
Unrepentant John William King killed by lethal injection for 1998 murder, dubbed 'one of the most gruesome hate crimes in US history'

Father of two Easter suicide bombers arrested in Sri Lanka

7 hours 36 min ago
Authorities suspect man aided sons in carrying out attacks; UK, Australia investigate history of visits by other bombers