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Trump Calls Off Secret Meeting With Taliban, Afghan Leaders

Washington - President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul ...

After Opposition, Netanyahu Acknowledges Possible Trump-Rouhani Meeting

Jerusalem - After expressing initial opposition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the possibility of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian...

Protests Continue In Hong Kong Despite Bill’s Withdrawal

Hong Kong - Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop on Friday in continuing defiance despite the government's promise to kill a proposed law that sparked m...

More Than 250 Nigerian Youth Participate In First Jewish Leadership Seminar

The week-long program included classes in Hebrew and Torah, lectures, Shabbat activities, singing and dancing. More than 250 Nigerian youth and 20 adults gathered in Onithsa fro...

First New Torah In Slovakia Since Holocaust

Bratislava - A new Torah scroll is in place in Slovakia, the first to be completed in the Central European country since the Nazis murdered most of its Jewish population during Wor...

Opioid Crisis Goes Global As Deaths Surge In Australia

Black River, Australia - The coroner's sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide ha...

In London, Netanyahu And Johnson Talk Iran, Middle East Peace Process

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday in London to discuss the Iranian threat and a two-state solution to the...

Iran Poised For Faster Centrifuges As Nuclear Deal Collapses

Tehran - Iran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute French proposal ...

How Israeli Elections Work … If They Work

Quite remarkably, Israel has been through 20 smooth transitions of power. And despite the dispersal of the Knesset following Benjamin Netanyahu’s inability to form a majority coali...

US Judge: Terror Watchlist Violates Constitutional Rights

The government’s watchlist of more than 1 million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of those placed on it, a federal judge rul...

How Far Can The West Go To Entice Iran To Talk?

Negotiations are Trump’s goal. Still, the threat of war against Hezbollah in Lebanon illustrates the high price of appeasing Tehran. According to press reports, Israel’s governm...

Resolution To Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions Thwarted At Annual Poli-Sci Conference

“The resolution’s sponsors have already shown that they are uninterested in debate or dialogue with those opposed to academic boycotts in general and of Israel’s academy in particu...

In Remembering 1929 Hebron Massacre, Top Israeli Leaders Visit … And Make History

Their presence at ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the riots and Jewish massacre sent a signal that the Jewish community in the ancient city is there to stay. “We are ...

Israel Came Really Close To Attacking Iran And 4 Other Takeaways From The New York Times Exposé

Jerusalem - As of this writing, Israel has not bombed Iran’s nuclear program. But according to an exposé in The New York Times that dropped Wednesday, it could still happen. And...

Johnson’s Brexit Plans In Crisis After 3rd Defeat In 2 Days

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block...

US Diplomat Urges Merkel To Take ‘Firm Stance’ In China

Berlin - The U.S. ambassador to Germany says "now is not the time for business as usual with China" as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to make her 12th visit to the country as Ge...

Nazi-Looted Art Returned To Heirs Of German-Jewish Art Collector

Germany - Germany returned two Nazi-looted late medieval panels to the heirs of a Jewish art collector. The predella panels, found at the base of an altar, were owned by busines...

Hong Kong Anti-Government Protesters Avoid Government Snooping With Special App

Hong Kong - The ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong has led to the government censoring the internet and preventing communication by SMS or other network-related apps. However Fo...

Huawei Accuses US Of Cyberattacks, Coercing Employees

Beijing - Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to ...

Hong Kong Protestors Victorious As Government Withdraws Extradition Bill

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one ...