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Genetic sampling of the Dead Sea Scrolls help scientists uncover the origin story
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Genetic sampling of the Dead Sea Scrolls help scientists uncover the origin story

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of hundreds of manuscripts and thousands of fragments of ancient Jewish religious texts, discovered in 1947.

Distant Journey, part of Berlinale Classics this year, is one of the first films to depict horrors of the Holocaust
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Distant Journey, part of Berlinale Classics this year, is one of the first films to depict horrors of the Holocaust

Distant Journey was banned by the Stalinist censors. Now, the digitally restored version will premiere in the Classics section at the Berlinale this year.

75 years after liberation, site of Auschwitz's concentration camps opens doors to survivor families
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75 years after liberation, site of Auschwitz's concentration camps opens doors to survivor families

On 27 January 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. To mark its 75 years, many survivors from across the world were scheduled to travel to this site for official anniversary commemorations.

West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy
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West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy

Ever since the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by both Houses of the Indian Parliament, several misunderstandings have floated around not only throughout India, but globally as well.

Donald Trump dubs himself Israel’s best friend in White House at American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida
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Donald Trump dubs himself Israel’s best friend in White House at American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida

Donald Trump opened his speech the American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida by talking about his decision to overturn long-standing American foreign policy and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital

Israel has ‘full right’ to annex Jordan Valley, says Benjamin Netanyahu after meeting with Mike Pompeo
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Israel has ‘full right’ to annex Jordan Valley, says Benjamin Netanyahu after meeting with Mike Pompeo

Netanyahu said his proposal to annex strategic part of occupied West Bank was discussed during a late-night meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Renia' Diary: An intimate memoir of a young Jew as the Holocaust descended on Poland
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Renia' Diary: An intimate memoir of a young Jew as the Holocaust descended on Poland

The context in which Renia wrote the diary was indeed that of, first, the Soviet occupation of eastern Poland in September 1939, and then, after June 1941, the German occupation, with all that entailed: round-ups, shootings, the yellow star, the creation of the ghetto, the scramble to obtain work permits to avoid deportation

Angela Merkel says 'zero tolerance for hate' in Germany after deadly attack on Halle synagogue kills two
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Angela Merkel says 'zero tolerance for hate' in Germany after deadly attack on Halle synagogue kills two

Two people were shot dead in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday, with a synagogue the prime target.

Two shot dead near synagogue in Germany's Halle, suspect held; another Turkish restaurant was also targetted, say reports
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Two shot dead near synagogue in Germany's Halle, suspect held; another Turkish restaurant was also targetted, say reports

'Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle. Several shots were fired,' said police on Twitter, urging residents in the area to stay indoors

France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris
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France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris

Chirac's death on Thursday aged 86 prompted a flood of tributes to a man whose high-profile political career spanned three decades

Israel offers muted response to Donald Trump's 'American Jews voting for Democrats are disloyal’ remark
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Israel offers muted response to Donald Trump's 'American Jews voting for Democrats are disloyal’ remark

Most Democrats disagree with the views of Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar on Israel but Trump’s repeated attacks have rallied support for the two

Donald Trump targets American Jews over Israel, says those who vote for Democrats are disloyal; renews willingness to play politics along religious lines
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Donald Trump targets American Jews over Israel, says those who vote for Democrats are disloyal; renews willingness to play politics along religious lines

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, US president Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

Pope Francis expresses desire to visit Iraq in 2020, hoping it does not return to tensions that come from 'never-ending conflicts'
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Pope Francis expresses desire to visit Iraq in 2020, hoping it does not return to tensions that come from 'never-ending conflicts'

Pope Francis on Monday said that he wants to visit Iraq as early as 2020 in spite of the security conditions.

New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
India

New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally

Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."

Mumbai's iconic 'blue' Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue open to public, after year-long restoration
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Mumbai's iconic 'blue' Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue open to public, after year-long restoration

An example of neo-Classical architecture, the Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue is home to beautiful stained glass panels and cast-brass lighting. Non-Jews will now be allowed to not just witness prayers here but also participate in them

Amid Brexit uncertainty, British Jews seek German citizenship; embassy received 3,380 applications since June 2016 referendum
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Amid Brexit uncertainty, British Jews seek German citizenship; embassy received 3,380 applications since June 2016 referendum

With UK due to leave the European Union on 29 March, i.e. Brexit, British Jews have more emotional reasons to acquire German citizenship than just retaining the ability to travel easily or maintain business ties.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: BJP dumps indigenes in Assam in a bid to make Hindu Bengali refugees citizens for poll gains
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Citizenship Amendment Bill: BJP dumps indigenes in Assam in a bid to make Hindu Bengali refugees citizens for poll gains

The BJP feels it would be able to make electoral inroads by pandering to a major section of the Bengali voters by invoking sentiments of Bengali linguistic nationalism especially in respect of those Hindu ‘refugees’ likely to enter India from Bangladesh.

FBI report says hate crimes in US rose by 17 percent last year; more than half motivated by bias against race, ethnicity
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FBI report says hate crimes in US rose by 17 percent last year; more than half motivated by bias against race, ethnicity

There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in 2016. The FBI's annual hate crimes report defines hate crimes as those motivated by bias based on a person's race, religion or sexual orientation, among other categories.

Letter shows fearful Albert Einstein long before Nazis' rise: 'Here are brewing economically and politically dark times...'
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Letter shows fearful Albert Einstein long before Nazis' rise: 'Here are brewing economically and politically dark times...'

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

Canada apologises for turning away Jewish refugee ship fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, before start of World War II
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Canada apologises for turning away Jewish refugee ship fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, before start of World War II

On 15 May, 1939 the ocean liner MS St. Louis departed Germany and crossed the Atlantic with 907 German Jews aboard, desperate for refuge from persecution.