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The head of the  Hasidic Unified Hungarian Israelite Congregation (Emih), chief rabbi Slomo Koves, lights candles to commemorate the liberation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in January 2017. Emih insists that it is “righteous” to try to retrieve Jewish remains from the Danube. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Hungary’s Jewish community is divided over an operation to find and retrieve the remains of Holocaust victims from the Danube river in Budapest. Nazi(...)

The controversial Israeli separation barrier separating the Palestinian West Bank village of Eizariya (foreground) and Jerusalem (background). Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli officials have both rejected the outlines of the American Middle East peace plan revealed in an Israeli tel(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the on I24 TV channel at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem. Photograph: Thomas Coex/I24/ AFP/Getty Images

According to the polls, Binyamin Netanyahu is almost certain to be elected to a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister when the country goes to the pol(...)

Intel already has planning permission for a new 90,000sq m facility adjacent to its existing site in Leixlip, Co Kildare

Intel, the giant microchip manufacturer, is to begin preparatory work at its base in Leixlip this month in what is widely seen as a prelude to a signi(...)

A banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma: Unless Syria recovers, millions of Syrian refugees will stay in host countries. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have begun to normalise relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with the aim of reducing Iran(...)

A file picture released on June 1, 2014 shows Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old suspected gunman who shot dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

The trial of Mehdi Nemmouche, the French jihadist accused of murdering four people in the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24th 2014, will begin on Th(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to disrupt an orderly US withdrawal from Syria. Photograph: EPA/STR

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s public snubbing of US national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday is the latest sign of the disarray surrounding President(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton  and Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin  following their meeting  in the Turkish capital Ankara. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The fallout from Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops from Syria intensified on Tuesday as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a blis(...)

Tote turnover at Leopardstown’s recent four day Christmas festival fell by almost a million euro on the previous year to €1,606,297.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A ban on betting on horse racing in Israel has been blamed for an alarming slide in Tote betting in recent months. Last year the Israeli government a(...)

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