• In Gulf Crisis, Qatar Blinks First, Says Let’s Talk

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  • US House Passes Bills to Address Human Trafficking

  • Soldiers Thrash JK cops after Vehicles Stopped at Checkpost

  • Vladimir Putin offers James Comey asylum: Russia taking Potshots

  • Russia will struggle to turn on Siemens turbines in sanctions-bound Crimea

  • Clashes in West Bank; Palestinian teen killed in Jerusalem

  • China slams US after bombers fly over disputed South China Sea

  • British PM May tells her Party: stop squabbling or risk letting Labour into power

  • Abu Sayed, head of ISIS in Afghanistan, killed, US Says

Hikers discover menorah and cross etched into cave walls in Israel

A group of hikers exploring caves over Hanukkah week in the Israeli Judean Shephelah lowlands has found what appear to be ancient religious etchings on the walls of a cistern,an underground reservoir holding rainwater—initial analysis of the etchings, a menorah and a cross, by experts with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) suggests they could be […]

Swastika Graffiti Defaces Cincinnati Rabbinical School

A swastika was spray-painted on a sign near the entrance to the Reform movement’s rabbinical school in Cincinnati. The white swastika was discovered Tuesday morning on a Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion sign and was reported to the police shortly thereafter, said Rabbi Kenneth Kanter, associate dean and director of the rabbinical school. The U.S. has seen […]

Despite Military Setbacks, Islamic State Remains a Grave Threat

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday visited Mosul and announced the city has been “liberated” from the clutches of Islamic State. Although IS still holds some territory in western Iraq, the liberation of Mosul is very significant both militarily and symbolically. It was in Mosul, seized by IS in June 2014, that the self-proclaimed […]

After UN Resolution, This #NeverTrump Conservative Is Wondering If Donald Is So Bad After All

At the conclusion of his second term as President, there are many areas of the world to which President Obama could have directed his attention. From Chinese and Russian cyber-warfare to the human rights catastrophe taking place in Syria, the world doesn’t lack opportunities for leadership from the leader of the free world. So where […]

Superstition Vies With Faith at Yiddish New York

here they are, in Sanford Drob’s “Expulsion:” a man and woman, draped in animal skins, seized with grief – the woman gazing forward, determined but horrified, the man covering his face with his hand – and wearing armbands emblazoned with yellow Jewish stars, the word “Jude” at their centers. It’s a painting that, despite the […]

UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Says Settlement Resolution Good Move Peace Process Forward

The United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the anti-settlements resolution passed earlier in the day at the Security Council with a US abstention was “a significant step” that showed leadership and demonstrated the “international community’s collective efforts to reconfirm” the vision of a two-state solution. Ban also urged Israelis and Palestinians to work […]

Archaeologist Nearly Kicked Off Temple Mount for Calling It ‘Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A respected Israeli archaeologist was nearly ejected from a holy site in Jerusalem for calling it by the term “Temple Mount.” Archaeologist Dr. Gabriel Barkay on Sunday was explaining the archaeological history of the site to a multi-faith group of students from the University of California-Los Angeles when two guards of the […]