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THAMAR EILAM GINDIN: This is why the Rabbis decided to include the Book of Esther in the Thora

Behind the Book of Esther’s mask - A Purim story

Persian scholar explains how Purim was shaped by Near Eastern myths

An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Ch

Graffiti equating Holocaust with Uighur persecution painted on monument

The Israeli embassy condemned the vandalism.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
29/01/2021
Members of Falun Gong or Falun Dafa, a Chinese religious spiritual practice, march to the Consulate

Over 900 lawmakers protest Chinese persecution of Falun Gong

"Millions of Falun Gong practitioners in China have been arbitrarily arrested and jailed [...] and many have been tortured and even killed.”

For Iraq's persecuted Yazidis, return plan is fraught with risk

The Yazidis have suffered since IS marauded into Sinjar in 2014, one of the Sunni extremist group's conquests that shocked the West into military action to stop it.

By REUTERS
16/10/2020

Jewher Ilham - a Uighur woman fighting for her father

Ilham Tohti, an Uighur activist and 2020 Nobel Peace Prize finalist, has not been seen since 2017. His daughter talks about her efforts to free her father and fight for China's Muslim minority.

Kosovo is a test of Israel’s moral character

In the 1990s, 10,000 Kosovo Albanians died and about one million were displaced as a result of Serbia’s aggression.

By DAVID L. PHILLIPS , ALUSH GASHI
15/08/2020
Doug Lamborn

US politicians blast Algeria for church closures

Algerian authorities shut one church because it ‘celebrates non-Muslim worship’

A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed along a street in Shanghai, Ch

China’s people of faith: Canaries in Xi Jinping’s coal mine

Thanks to the coronavirus, a sickened world is taking a second look at China’s extreme despotism, typified by its policies on religious freedom.

Iran elections

US designates five Iranians for 'preventing free and fair elections'

"The unelected Guardian Council has purged sitting parliamentarians, reformists, and even select traditional conservatives from this election." Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior fellow at FDD, said.

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