Shelley Salamensky Jews are famously scattered around the world. So, it seems in recent years, are Jewish museums: in Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, as well as cities from Dnipropetrovsk to Shanghai, Caracas to Casablanca. Yet Warsaw—capital of the nation that once held more Jews than any other—was conspicuously absent from the list, until a few weeks ago.

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Poland's Jews: Under a New Roof

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The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as “the nation-state of the Jewish people.” It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

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Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

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The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

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Netanyahu's Cabinet Moves to Define Israel as Jewish

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

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By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A divided cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority. Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have pledged such a law, which has widened rifts …

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Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Divisions within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition delayed on Sunday a preliminary vote on a proposed law to declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads a centrist party, has expressed concern that the rightist-backed legislation would put preservation of Israel's Jewish character above democratic …

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Richard Cohen explores the rise of Zionism, the creation of Israel, and the nation?s current-day challenges.

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Book review: ‘Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?’ by Richard Cohen

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The Scottish Government has urged Westminster to recognise Palestine as an independent state and invited the nation to establish its first European Consulate in Edinburgh.

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Palestine consulate would be welcomed in Edinburgh, says Holyrood minister

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A British messianic Jew deported from Israel last year for participating in an evangelistic outreach to Jews confirmed that he will appeal his case to the nation’s supreme court. Barry Barnett, 50, left the country on Dec.

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Messianic Jew Deported From Israel Over Evangelism Efforts to Appeal to Supreme Court

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven said on Oct.

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Israel to Summon Swedish Envoy Over Palestine Recognition