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WATCH: VP Pence Visits Western Wall In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. He was accompanied Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Net...

Islamic Leaders Make ‘Groundbreaking’ Visit To Auschwitz

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership d...

Iran Uses Violence, Politics To Try To Push US Out Of Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has...

Belgian Leader Celebrates Holocaust Rescuer’s 100th Birthday

KRAKOW, POLAND (JTA) - One week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, dozens of European officials arrived in Poland for a large commemoration event at Auschwitz. The ...

WATCH: Charles Appears To Snub Pence At Jerusalem’s Holocaust Forum

JERUSALEM (AP) - Britain’s Prince Charles appeared to snub U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Thursday’s World Holocaust Forum. As he arrived for the event in Jerusalem, Char...

Russian Lawmakers OK Putin’s Constitutional Proposals

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in...

Firefighting Plane Crashes In Australia, Killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said....

China Shuts Down More Cities In Bid To Contain Deadly Virus

BEIJING (AP) — China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness...

IN PHOTOS: Gathering of World Leaders In Israel For Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

JERUSALEM (AP) - World leaders are attending a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. ...

The Latest On The Gathering In Jerusalem Of Dozens Of World Leaders For The World Holocaust Forum

JERUSALEM (AP) - The latest on the gathering in Jerusalem of dozens of world leaders for the World Holocaust Forum, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of t...

As Number Of Holocaust Survivors Dwindles, Educators Assess The Impact Of Living Testimony

NEW YORK (JTA) — Cancer may have weakened Edward Mosberg’s body, but it has done nothing to dissuade the 94-year-old Holocaust survivor from New Jersey from traveling to his native...

Bloomberg: I Opposed The Iran Deal, But The Way Trump Left It Was Wrong

WASHINGTON (JTA) — We ran a story last week on where the top seven Democrats running for president stood on Iran policy. Try as we could, we could not pin down a position for Mi...

Opinion: Why Is A Church Still Holding Services In The Former Nazi Headquarters Of Auschwitz

OSWIECIM, Poland (JTA) — As the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches, survivors are preparing to gather and commemorate the event, testifying to their faith i...

Chinese City Of Wuhan Shut Down As New Virus Spreads More Widely

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say the city of Wuhan is shutting down outbound flights and trains as the country battles the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds an...

Pelosi-Led Congressional Delegation Visits Krakow Jewish Center

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Jewish community center in Krakow along with a congressional delegation and received honorary membership. The bipa...

With Holocaust Summit In Jerusalem, Israel Gets Dragged Into Europe’s Memory Wars

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A major gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem meant to highlight the world’s determination to learn the lessons of the Holocaust has become mired in controversy...

Putin To Meet Mother Of Israeli Backpacker Jailed In Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet with the mother of an Israeli tourist jailed in Russia for carrying a few grams of hashish, the Kremlin said Wednesday...

Trump Minimizes Severity Of Head Injuries In Iran Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U.S. troops during the Iranian missile strikes on two Iraqi air bases as ...

Wreckage Of Soviet WWII Bomber, Remains Found In Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Historians in southern Poland say they have uncovered wreckage of a World War II bomber used by the Soviet air force before the plane was downed 75 years ago....

Polish Lawmaker Posts On Social Media Drawing Of Cows Wearing Striped Nazi Camp Uniform

BRUSSELS (JTA) - A Polish lawmaker at the European Parliament shared on social media a drawing showing cows at a slaughterhouse wearing striped uniforms with yellow stars like the ...