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The story of the Jews of Burma

Like Israel, Burma has faced a plethora of challenges in the years since the heady days of independence.

By JULIE L. KESSLER
03/09/2020
MK MASOUD GNAIM (center) participates in a protest against the killing of his Rohingya Muslim ‘broth

Jewish groups praises sanctions Burma for persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Todd Young, R-Ind., introduced the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act on Thursday. It was co-sponsored by 14 lawmakers.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
12/04/2019
Hanna arrives in Israel for heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

BRIEF: A loving heart

Hanna is the first child ever to come from Myanmar (Burma) to undergo free congenital heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon as part of the Save A Child Heart program.

Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar

The United Nations condemned the Myanmar military campaign as ethnic cleansing.

By REUTERS
07/01/2018

Will the world remain silent on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar?

Conflict in Rakhine state in Myanmar between Rohingya Muslims, state authorities and Buddhists, have taken place frequently over the last years.

Elie Wiesel

Congressional bill named for Elie Wiesel aims to stop genocides

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 introduced Thursday serves to improve US efforts to prevent major casualties overseas.

By JTA
23/06/2017
Moses Samuels

Moses Samuels, leader of Burma’s minuscule Jewish community, dies at 65

Son of longtime head of Southeast Asian nation's Jewish population to take place of father at synagogue in Yangon.

01/06/2015
Obama with Myanmar's Opposition Leader.

Gauging US-Burma relations in 2012

The longevity and durability of bilateral relations between the two nations will be contingent upon how democratic transition progresses inside Burma.

By NEHGINPAO KIPGEN
31/12/2012
Aung San Suu Kyi at a Myanmar polling station.

Burmese mirage for Obama?

Celebrating the move from military rule to civilian rule may be premature.

By TIMOTHY SPANGLER
21/11/2012
US President Obama speaks with PM Netanyahu

Commentary on the Commentary: Dropcap politics

The history of the ‘drop cap,’ the large letter at the beginning of a news story sheds light on our political differences.

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