Jewish Journal

  • Iran says it is drafting complete account of past nuclear work

    by Mehrdad Balali, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Iran said on Monday it was drafting a comprehensive account of its nuclear activities, but did not indicate whether this would be made available to help the final diplomatic push to resolve a decade-old dispute with the West over the program.

    The move could meet Western demands...

  • U.S. says it has indications toxic chemical used in Syria this month

    by David Brunnstrom, Reuters

    3 days ago

    The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

    "We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" in...

  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

    by Richard Balmforth and Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

    3 days ago

    An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.

    U.S. and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if...

  • Ukrainian synagogue firebombed


    3 days ago

    The main synagogue in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev was firebombed.

    The synagogue was empty of worshippers when it was firebombed early Saturday morning, according to the Chabad-affiliated Shturem.org website.

    Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the door and window, the...

  • Rouhani: Iran seeks dialogue, not war


    6 days ago

    Striking a moderate tone toward the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a military parade that his country seeks dialogue instead of war.

    Rouhani, speaking Friday in Tehran during a parade celebrating Iran’s National Army Day, said talks between Iran and world powers...

  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    by Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

    The agreement, brokered by the United States,...

  • Putin in Passover greeting: Russian Jews make huge contribution


    1 week ago

    Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.

    Putin sent the greeting on Monday, the news site shturem.net reported Thursday, after meeting Rabbi Berel...

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