Philip Gordon, a foreign policy expert in the Obama administration, has been appointed the White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region.
Over the last few years, one of the questions that I have been often asked is: Is Turkey leaving the West? Is Turkey's axis shifting? Is Turkey turning its back on the West?
Speakers at a conference on Middle Eastern and North African Jewish refugees called for legislative initiatives to support compensation for the refugees.
A new genetic analysis has reconstructed the history of North Africa's Jews, showing that these populations date to biblical-era Israel and are not largely the descendants of natives who converted to Judaism, scientists reported on Monday.
Four synagogues, a mikvah, a kosher coffeehouse and separate boys and girls religious high schools.
President Obama Speaks on the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. Policy in the Region
Two million Israelis are expected to take part in the traditional North African Mimouna festival. The festival to celebrate fraternity, abundance and good luck is held at the end of Passover; It will take place Monday evening.
In many ways Tunisia is unique in the Arab world. Tunisia's president promotes education and protects Tunisian Jews from the chaos and religious extremism enveloping much of North Africa. Tunisia has also played a very constructive and positive role in the Middle East peace process. However, stability in Tunisia -- for its Jews and for the country as a whole -- has come at the expense of democratic rights.
On Monday morning, when the Simon Wiesenthal Center observes Yom HaShoah, commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, a place of honor will be reserved for the daughter of the late Khaled Abdelwahab. Abdelwahab is the first Arab to be nominated for official recognition by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations, and his story adds a new dimension to the 6 million stories of horror -- and occasionally nobility -- rising from the ashes of the Holocaust. His acts also shed light on the little-known fates of Jews in the Arab countries of North Africa during World War II.