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United against coup Myanmar's ethnic groups set aside divisions

"What is happening right now is not about party politics."

By REUTERS
11/02/2021

US should stay in Eastern Syria, a refuge of religious freedom - expert

“There is a way forward. It is a win-win for the US and the autonomous administration," says Nadine Maenza, a US commissioner.

California governor vetoes bill making ethnic studies a school requirement

The new draft clearly identifies antisemitism as a form of bigotry and removes mention of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/10/2020

Orgs. pen open letter denouncing CA's proposed ethnic studies course

The organizations said that vetoing the bill "is necessary because anti-Zionist advocacy and the promotion of BDS are an intrinsic part of critical ethnic studies."

LINDI YUAN, Mandarin: 'There’s not just one taste that characterizes Chinese food.'

Jerusalem’s ethnic food scene coping and thriving amid coronavirus crisis

As corona continues, journey with us through the Holy City's diverse culinary landscape to see how eateries are coping and even thriving

COVID-19 crisis makes ‘routine’ experience of minorities unbearable

Minority communities are in constant pursuit of equal opportunity, particularly in education, employment and welfare.

03/08/2020
RABBI PINCHAS GOLDSCHMIDT: Jews become the collateral damage

Leaders condemn end of EU's Special Envoy for Religious Freedom

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt called the move "the wrong signal" at a time "in which Jews and other religious minorities are increasingly being targeted online and offline by extremists.

10/07/2020
Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi prays inside Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli October 1, 2011. Gerbi a

UN recognizes Libyan Jews' right to take part in country's peace process

The UN envoy has yet to comment on Luzon's claims, but Libyan officials are already questioning the decision.

09/02/2020

The Jewish arguments at the heart of Trump’s judicial nominee controversy

“Ethnically heterogeneous societies exhibit less political and civic engagement, less effective governing institutions, and fewer public goods.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
20/10/2019

First-of-its-kind Bedouin youth village school graduates inaugural class

Established and operated by The Jewish Agency for Israel, the youth village aims to help empower and give Bedouin youth skills and education.

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