Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A rabbi’s near fatal July shooting in the Russian republic of Dagestan has the community of about 2,000 Jews questioning their ability to persevere among a predominantly Muslim population.
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JTA
Israeli agents were reportedly involved in helping Kenya with efforts to to end the siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall.
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JTA
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, during a stop in Israel over the weekend, said the U.S.-Russia deal on the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons also will have an impact on Iran.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Obama’s concerns about letting the alleged Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria go unpunished dovetailed with broader pro-Israel concerns about maintaining U.S. credibility in the region and the dangers of unconventional weapons.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
While more than a dozen prominent Jewish organizations have formally signed on to an effort to send aid to Syrian war refugees in Jordan, most don’t seem to be doing much to help.
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