As Putin Becomes One of World’s Most Powerful Players, His Surprising Jewish Connection is Revealed

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— In the long history of Jews in Russia, the government has rarely been an ally, and often been the source of persecution. Current Russian president Vladimir Putin, however, is a powerful exception, with Jews playing a significant role in his personal history and his inner circle. With the…

Khamenei: ISIS ‘vile’ but Palestinians face worse terrorism from Israel

By JTA, JPOST— Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called the recent coordinated Paris attacks that left at least 130 people dead “blind terrorism.” Khamenei’s comments, released in a statement to “the youth in the Western countries,” were published Sunday by the Iranian IRNA news agency, the government’s official news agency. It is reportedly Khamenei’s…