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Long Lost WWII-era Soviet Songs Brought to Life in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cellphones. What makes the typical scene surreal is that they are asked to do so in Yiddish — the playful, lyrical language of Diaspora European Jews.

In this Sunday, July 7, 2019 photo, Russian Jewish songwriter Psoy Korolenko, left, and Canadian historian Anna Shternshis perform a song from "Yiddish Glory," a Grammy-nominated project that brings to life the lost songs of World War II, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The songs describe the harrowing World War II …

Moldova Announces Embassy Move to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Moldova will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Filip government said Tuesday, making it the first European country to have its embassy in Jerusalem.  The announcement comes amid a constitutional crisis that

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Rouhani Blames Israel, U.S. for Deadly Iran Bombing

TEL AVIV – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday charged Israel and the U.S. of being behind a suicide bombing that killed 27 people in southeastern Iran, and vowed revenge against Jaish al-Adl, the “mercenary group” that committed it on their behalf. 

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speaks to defend his nominations for four ministries during a parliament session in Tehran, on October 27 2018. - The Iranian parliament held a special session to approve four new ministers covering the portfolios of economy, transport, labour and industry. The previous economy and labour ministers …