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    Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine
    Aug13

    Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine

    People eating in a Jewish restaurant in the Ghetto district on July 20, 2013, in Rome, Italy. JTA’s Ben Sales found a thriving Jewish community in the Italian capital. (Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images) During my four months studying in Italy in the fall of 2007, you could say I had more than my fair share of strange Jewish experiences....

    Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine
    Aug13

    Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine

    Even as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists smolders, Kiev has ratcheted up a no less ferocious public relations war. Hoping to bolster its case against Moscow, Ukraine as well as the country’s foreign Diaspora have zeroed in on the so-called Holodomor or Stalinist-induced famine of 1932-33. In an effort to force Ukrainian peasants...

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov
    Aug13

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed “grave concern” to his Russian counterpart about a “sharp rise” in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine. A senior State Department official told reporters in Washington on Thursday that in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry urged “an...

    A dastardly plot befitting Boris and Natasha is revealed
    Aug13

    A dastardly plot befitting Boris and Natasha is revealed

    A Russian newspaper posted an audio tape on its website that purports to reveal two U.S. spies plotting to bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last year. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russian Soldier Caught Serving in Ukraine, Fuels Ukraine’s Allegations
    Aug13

    Russian Soldier Caught Serving in Ukraine, Fuels Ukraine’s Allegations

    An interview Wednesday with a Russian army major, arrested in Ukraine on charges of terrorism, fueled allegations that Russian soldiers are serving alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities arrested Major Vladimir Starkov on July 25 at the Beryozovo checkpoint. Starkov was inside of a Russian KamAZ truck filled with...

    Army chief of staff says Russia poses ‘most dangerous military threat’ to the U.S.
    Aug13

    Army chief of staff says Russia poses ‘most dangerous military threat’ to the U.S.

    Jared M. FeldschreiberPENTAGON CITY , D.C., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Gen. Raymond Odierno said Russia poses the “most dangerous” threat facing the United States, thanks in part to its “sophisticated” operations in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Posts Video Of Captured ‘Russian Soldier’ Asking For Putin’s Help
    Aug13

    Ukraine Posts Video Of Captured ‘Russian Soldier’ Asking For Putin’s Help

    Ukraine’s state security agency has released a new video purporting to show a Russian army officer who was detained last month in eastern Ukraine appealing to President Vladimir Putin to secure his release. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO and Russia ‘Preparing for Conflict,’ Warns Report
    Aug13

    NATO and Russia ‘Preparing for Conflict,’ Warns Report

    Large-scale military exercises by Russia and NATO are part of a dangerous “action-reaction cycle” that could accidentally elevate the chance of war, a British think tank has warned. The European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based global security think tank, published a policy brief on Wednesday, warning that NATO and Russia...

    Russian European Food Sanctions 2015: Give Banned Cheese, Meat To The Poor, Communist Lawmakers Say
    Aug13

    Russian European Food Sanctions 2015: Give Banned Cheese, Meat To The Poor, Communist Lawmakers Say

    Russian lawmakers from the country’s Communist faction introduced a bill Thursday to redistribute food confiscated under Russia’s embargo of Western food to the needy and to conflict zones. The embargo, in retaliation for Western sanctions over the country’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis, has led to hundreds of tons of...

    Kerry Expresses Concern To Lavrov Over Ukraine Attacks
    Aug13

    Kerry Expresses Concern To Lavrov Over Ukraine Attacks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on August 13 to express “grave concern” about the sharp increase in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine, the State Department said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...