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  • With Europe drifting away, is Israel making new friends in the U.N.?

    July 10, 2015 | 9:24 am

    While significant, the vote by European countries in favor of adopting the latest United Nations report accusing Israel of possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war is neither unique nor particularly surprising.

    More noteworthy were the abstentions by Indian and four other...

  • Macedonia inaugurates Holocaust memorial center

    March 10, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Macedonia inaugurated a memorial center dedicated to the country’s Jewish Holocaust victims.

    The memorial museum opened Thursday in the capital Skopje, in an area that had been home to many of the hundreds of Jewish Macedonian families.

    More than 7,000 Macedonian Jews were killed...

  • Hebrew Union College funds Muslim scholar’s rescue

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Students at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) were surprised to learn last month that for the first time their professor for a course in contemporary Islam was, in fact, a Muslim.

    Ismail Bardhi had arrived as a refugee a few weeks before through the...

  • Community Briefs

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    U.S. Theaters Pull Controversial Turkish film
    Click on big arrow to see 'Valley of the Wolves' trailer

    A Turkish film featuring a venal, bloodstained Jewish doctor has been mysteriously withdrawn from screening in the United States.

    In "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq," American...

  • Sneakers for Mirjeta

    By Ari L. Goldman

    June 3, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    During my visit to a refugee camp in Macedonia with a group of 16 American Jews last week, a waif-like girl wearing a dusty black-and-red parka stood on her toes to peer into my notebook.

    She was painfully thin, had big black eyes, short black hair and a huge smile. Instinctively, I...

  • An Israeli Mission

    By Michael J

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Soaring above the sea of green and white canvas tents in the dusty, wind-swept Stenkovec refugee camp in Macedonia are a handful of Israeli flags. It is a jarring sight whose incongruity is compounded by the fact that just a stone's throw away are the Germans.

    Approximately 700,000...