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  • Jewish woman in Bahrain appointed government committee leader

    April 30, 2012 | 11:03 am

    The legislature in Bahrain has appointed a Jewish female parliamentarian to serve as deputy chairwoman of the foreign affairs, defense and national security committee.

    Nancy Khedouri, the third Jewish Bahraini to be appointed to the upper chamber of Bahrain’s legislature, was selected on Sunday by her fellow lawmakers to serve in the position, according to the Gulf News.

    Bahrain’s ambassador to the United States, Houda Nonoo, a former member of the 40-member upper house of the legislature called the Shura Council, also is a Jewish woman.

  • Bahrain king meets with rabbi

    December 30, 2011 | 11:59 am

    The king of Bahrain met with a visiting rabbi in his palace.

    Rabbi Marc Schneier, vice president of the World Jewish Congress, met in Bahrain Wednesday with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Schneier is also the president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

    Schneier said that...

  • Meet Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, Bahrain’s Jewish U.S. ambassador

    March 16, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    The appointment of Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo (46), the first female Ambassador from Bahrain and the first Jewish Ambassador of an Arab country in Washington, was praised by U.S. diplomats when it was revealed recently in one of the Wikileaks cables.

    It’s not rare to hear in...

  • Bahraini Jewish MP: Jewish community backs king

    February 22, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    Bahraini Jewish parliamentarian Nancy Khedouri told JTA that the protests in her country have been blown out of proportion by the media.

    At least eight people have been killed and hundreds wounded in mass anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain, an oil-exporting island nation home...

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  • In Bahrain, at least 3 killed, 231 hurt as army cracks down on protests

    February 17, 2011 | 8:25 am

    The Bahraini army seized control of key parts of capital Manama on Thursday and banned gatherings, after a riot police raid on a protest camp left at least three people dead, 231 wounded and 60 more missing.

    Armed vehicles rumbled through the capital after police stormed the...

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