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‘Racist and reprehensible’: Jewish Power set to enter Israel’s parliament

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After another muddied election result, Benjamin Netanyahu is betting on a partnership with a group so extreme even the prime minister’s usually unflinching backers from the pro-Israel US lobby cannot stomach it. The A...

‘No one really believed it would happen’: first Jewish Ukrainian refugees arrive in Israel

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A red carpet, applause and dozens of blue and white flags were waiting for the first Jewish Ukrainian refugees to arrive in Israel as part of a huge rescue operation triggered by Moscow’s invasion. About 400 people on...

A Jewish case for Palestinian refugee return

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Last Saturday was Nakba Day, which commemorates the 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled by Israel – or who fled in fear – during the country’s founding in 1948. The commemoration had special resonance this year, si...

Berlin honours couple who helped Jewish families flee Nazi Germany

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A Berlin couple who dedicated themselves to spiriting Jewish families and political dissidents out of Nazi Germany via a clandestine network disguised as an English-language tutoring service have been honoured in the ...

Far-right Jewish groups and Arab youths claim streets of Lod as Israel loses control

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A smell of petrol lingered in the air and the synagogue’s metal gate had been completely ripped from its hinges. Inside, a small room filled with colourful books for children had been blackened by smoke. Outside, the ...

Farewell Friday Night Dinner: the joyous Jewish sitcom that became a national treasure

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In early 2011, something strange happened. A sitcom centred on the weekly gatherings of the Goodman family debuted on Channel 4, jam-packed with intricate slapstick, infantile pranking and idiosyncratic terms of endea...

For Jewish Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Passover’s message felt all too real

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On the first night of Passover, more than 100 Ukrainian refugees gathered for a seder at the Doubletree-Hilton in Warsaw, Poland. The Haggadah, the accompanying liturgical libretto, directs its readers to see themselv...

Frozen in time: clock that tells tale of Jewish resistance in wartime Amsterdam

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A clock that is the sole surviving object from a second world war Jewish hideout will go on display at Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum this year. The round mantelpiece clock may have been one of the last things pe...

How jetsam saved Jewish refugees’ lives

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The two letters (11 February) about the 2,500 Jewish refugees and prisoners of war shipped to Australia on the troopship HMT Dunera told only part of the fascinating story. One described the guards throwing overboard ...

How Jewish parents used Guardian ads to save their children’s lives – podcast

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This month is 200 years since the Guardian was first established in Manchester. For the Guardian’s world affairs editor, Julian Borger, a part of that history is deeply personal. In 1938, there was a surge of classifi...

Israeli city’s Jewish residents form armed ‘self-defence’ group

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Jewish residents in a central Israeli city have formed an armed group they say is for self-defence, after a string of Palestinian attacks across the country sparked fears of a new wave of internal violence. The mixed ...

Jewish Americans are at a turning point with Israel

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On Nakba Day, 15 May, amid the outbreak of war in Israel/Palestine, I attended a rally in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, to commemorate the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from the new Israeli state in 1948, and t...

Jewish roots: the Kent farm cultivating Jewish principles of land stewardship

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While for most British Jews, synagogue is the focal point for religious life, Talia Chain finds her faith in nature. It’s why, in 2018, she founded Sadeh Farm in Kent, currently Europe’s only Jewish farming community....

Jewish woman accused of antisemitism by Labour threatens to sue

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An 82-year-old Jewish woman, who is being investigated by Labour for alleged antisemitism for the third time in less than three years, is threatening legal action against the party, claiming it has unlawfully discrimi...

Last member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community leaves country

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The last member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community has left the country. Zebulon Simentov, who lived in a dilapidated synagogue in Kabul, kept kosher and prayed in Hebrew, endured decades of war as the country’s centur...

Lufthansa apologises after barring Orthodox Jewish travellers from flight

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Lufthansa has apologised for refusing to let any members of a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers on to a flight after some of them had refused to wear masks. The German airline said in a statement that it “regr...

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