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  • Congress goes after Gaza killers

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to help find the Gaza killers of three American contractors in 2003.

  • Assad maintains hold on Syria

    Bashar Assad was sworn in for a second seven-year term as Syria’s president.

  • Pro-Israel Christians to push Iran sanctions

    More than 4,000 people at a conference of Christians United for Israel will lobby for a U.S. law aimed at isolating Iran.

  • Iranian couple split in aliyah tangle

    An Iranian couple that undertook a perilous journey to Istanbul hoping to make their way to Israel find themselves trapped in a frightening legal and bureaucratic maze.

  • Turkey’s prime minister to go to Israel

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recently announced to Israel, set for early May, might signal that the tensions between the two countries are beginning to recede.

  • Report: Turkey should fight anti-Semitism

    A report on racism and intolerance in Turkey by the Council of Europe says Turkey has made strides in combating much intolerance but still has much work to do on its problem with anti-Semitism.

  • Saving Turkish Jewish history

    A new project aims to gather and preserve stories and photographs shedding light on the forgotten past of Turkey’s insular Jewish community.

  • Turkish Jews praise E.U. approach

    Turkey’s Jewish community welcomes a European Union report that opens the way for Turkey to become an E.U. member, saying it will help propel reforms that will foster democracy and religious freedom.

  • Bombed Istanbul shul reopens

    Almost a year after it was struck by a powerful bomb, Istanbul’s central synagogue reopens with a ceremony that was both a solemn remembrance of the attack and a celebration of the building’s new life.

  • Turkish singers buoy dying tradition

    Turkish Jewry is struggling to keep alive the haunting melodies of the Maftirim, a 300-year-old collection of Hebrew devotional poems set to intricate Turkish classical music.