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Rabbi says members of Vancouver synagogue were inside during arson attack

Rabbi says members of Vancouver synagogue were inside during arson attack

VANCOUVER — Rabbi Andrew Rosenblatt said people were inside Vancouver's Schara Tzedeck synagogue after services Thursday night when they heard a "bang" outside.
Remains of US missionaries killed by criminal gang members in Haiti returned to family

Remains of US missionaries killed by criminal gang members in Haiti returned to family

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bodies of a young U.S. missionary couple killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital were returned to their family in Missouri on Friday.
6 injured in a knife attack in the German city of Mannheim. Police shot and wounded the assailant

6 injured in a knife attack in the German city of Mannheim. Police shot and wounded the assailant

BERLIN (AP) — A man stabbed several members of a group that describes itself as opposing “political Islam” on a central square in the German city of Mannheim on Friday, authorities said.
Louisiana may soon require public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Louisiana may soon require public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could soon become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom — in another expansion of religion into day-to-day life by a Republican-dominated legislature.
Former US senator from Indiana Joe Donnelly to step down as US ambassador to the Vatican

Former US senator from Indiana Joe Donnelly to step down as US ambassador to the Vatican

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. senator from Indiana Joe Donnelly is stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican and returning to his home state two years after assuming the role. In a post on the social platform X on Thursday, the U.S.

Man accused of driving toward people outside New York Jewish school charged with hate crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police arrested a man on hate crime charges after they say he shouted antisemitic threats while trying to mow down people with his car outside of a Jewish school.

Iran says Saudi Arabia has expelled 6 state media journalists ahead of the Hajj after detaining them

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia expelled six members of a crew from its state television broadcaster after they had been detained for nearly a week in the kingdom ahead of the Hajj.
A Jewish veteran from London prepares to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings

A Jewish veteran from London prepares to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings

LONDON (AP) — Even as he prepared to embark for the battlefields of Normandy, Pvt. Mervyn Kersh was summoned by his commanding officer and threatened with arrest.
Netanyahu frequently makes claims of antisemitism. Critics say he's deflecting from his own problems

Netanyahu frequently makes claims of antisemitism. Critics say he's deflecting from his own problems

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor sought arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister and top Hamas officials, the Israeli leader accused him of being one of “the gr
Pope apologizes after being quoted using vulgar term about gay men in talk about ban on gay priests

Pope apologizes after being quoted using vulgar term about gay men in talk about ban on gay priests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis apologized Tuesday after he was quoted using a vulgar and derogatory term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests.