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With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than memories of Iraq's Jews.

The Dubai-based caterer was granted a kosher certificate from the US-based Orthodox Union especially for a banquet following the first direct flight between the UAE and Israel.

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Assia Belgacem

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Book Club: Massoud Hayoun's intimate memoir weaves family history with politics in a powerful exploration of Arab Jewish identity.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Seth Rogen says he was 'fed lies' about Israel

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Seth Rogen says he was 'fed lies' about Israel

The Jewish 38-year-old actor said that during his time at school he was never told that Palestinians used to live on Israeli soil.

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Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

The evangelical Christian channel will reapply for a license to broadcast, a spokesman said after the broadcaster was accused of hiding an agenda to convert Jews.

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UK Jews reject Israel's 'racist' new UK ambassador

Israel has appointed a right-wing minister who supports unilateral annexation of the West Bank as its ambassador to the UK.

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Saudi cleric says combatting anti-Semitism a 'religious obligation'

Saudi cleric Mohammad al-Issa, who heads the Saudi-funded Muslim World League, called the fight against anti-Jewish hatred 'a religious ...

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Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

After a popular satirical Twitter profile criticised Jesus' depiction as a white man, Israel's official account appeared to take issue with its ...

Israeli archaeologists dig up proof of ancient cannabis use

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Israeli archaeologists dig up proof of ancient cannabis use

Temple-goers likely used imported hashish to 'get into ecstasy and connect with God', researchers say.

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Israeli minister threatens to shut down GOD TV

The Hebrew-language channel has drawn criticism over its aim to 'take the gospel of Jesus into the hearts of the Jewish people'.

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

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Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

Morocco's tiny Jewish community hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

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Morocco's tiny Jewish community hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

The Jewish community makes up less than one percent of Morocco's population but more than 10 percent of its coronavirus-linked deaths.

Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

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Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

Israeli residents will be banned from leaving their homes during part of the week-long Passover holiday.

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

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After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignored the government's calls to stay home and experts believe this has led to nearly 40 percent of one city's ...

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Israel's Benny Gantz nominates himself to be parliament speaker

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bitter rival, submitted his candidacy for speaker of the Israeli parliament.

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Muslims concerned over UK plans to cremate Covid-19 victims

Muslims, along with Jews, unanimously shun the act of cremation in their burial rites, as the dead body is regarded as sacred.

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Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Leading Muslim clerics have widely backed scientifically-based measures to contain the virus, notably by supporting crowd size restrictions ...

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Jewish worshippers shouldn't kiss Western Wall over coronavirus concerns

Kissing the wall is not a religious requirement but some Jewish worshippers do so anyway.

Skipping Torah study more dangerous than coronavirus: Israeli rabbi

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Skipping Torah study more dangerous than coronavirus: Israeli rabbi

Ultra-orthodox yeshivas and Torah schools continue to run despite Israeli schools having been closed and a ban on gatherings of over 10 people.

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Israeli pleads with MbS to enter Saudi Arabia

David bin Yusuf Shukur has asked Mohammed bin Salman to allow him to enter Saudi Arabia to visit his birthplace Najran.

Saudi translation of Quran into Hebrew has '300 errors'

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Saudi translation of Quran into Hebrew has '300 errors'

The Hebrew translation, which was approved by Saudi authorities, uses the term 'Temple' to describe al-Aqsa mosque.

Did Trump call Islam's third-holiest site the 'Al-Aqua mosque'?

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Did Trump call Islam's third-holiest site the 'Al-Aqua mosque'?

The combination of mosque and water park is Trump's latest gaffe.

Imam joins Al-Aqsa Friday prayers despite Israeli ban

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Imam joins Al-Aqsa Friday prayers despite Israeli ban

Former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekram Sabri, was banned from al-Aqsa mosque for a week over a Friday sermon in which he criticised the ...

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