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Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year

[Rosh Hashana started Friday night and runs through the weekend-editor] Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus

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Major peace deals signed at the White House

History was made today at the White House as leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain met with President Trump and signed the Abraham Accords, which will normalize diplomatic relations between Israel and the two Arab nations. Before this summer, only two peace deals involving Israel had been negotiated in the last 72 years, with

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Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with nations that share U.S. wariness of Iran.

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How President Trump brought Serbia and Kosovo together

President Trump met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Kosovan Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti at the White House on Friday, where the leaders announced a historic commitment to economic normalization between Serbia and Kosovo. “By focusing on job creation and economic growth, the two countries were able to reach a major breakthrough—something that nobody thought was

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In Peru, virus erodes centuries-old burial traditions

Every day Joselyn García lights two red candles before a marble urn that holds her mother’s ashes in the living room of her wooden home in the north of Peru’s capital. She tells her mother how much everyone misses her, and recounts the latest goings-on in the family — the state of García’s online clothing

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Facing a coronavirus crisis, Israel calls in the army

Over a three-decade military career, Israeli Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin has led commando raids, fought in wars and even earned a degree at Harvard. But he has never seen anything quite like his latest mission. As head of the Israeli army’s Home Front Command, Gordin is now overseeing the military’s coronavirus “task force,” formed last

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