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Israelis grapple with how to celebrate Passover, a holiday about freedom, while many remain captive

Israelis grapple with how to celebrate Passover, a holiday about freedom, while many remain captive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Every year, Alon Gat’s mother led the family's Passover celebration of the liberation of the ancient Israelites from Egypt thousands of years ago.
The Latest | Netanyahu says Israel will decide how to respond as Iran warns against retaliation

The Latest | Netanyahu says Israel will decide how to respond as Iran warns against retaliation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week , brushing off calls for restraint from close allies.
Columbia's president rebuts claims she has allowed the university to become a hotbed of antisemitism

Columbia's president rebuts claims she has allowed the university to become a hotbed of antisemitism

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Catholic officials in Brooklyn agree to an independent oversight of clergy sex abuse allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent monitor will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's handling of sexual abuse allegations under a settlement between the diocese and New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Father of boy accused of stabbing 2 Sydney clerics saw no signs of extremism, Muslim leader says

Father of boy accused of stabbing 2 Sydney clerics saw no signs of extremism, Muslim leader says

SYDNEY (AP) — The father of a boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics in Australia saw no signs of his son’s extremism, a Muslim community leader said on Wednesday as police began arresting suspected rioters who besieged a Sydney church demandi
New leader of Jesse Jackson's civil rights organization steps down just months on the job

New leader of Jesse Jackson's civil rights organization steps down just months on the job

CHICAGO (AP) — A Dallas pastor who took over leadership of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s longtime civil rights organization resigned Tuesday just months after he took the job. The Rev.
Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

NEW YORK (AP) — In Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing that hospitalized him and left him blind in one eye, the author wastes no time reliving the day he thought might be his last.
A London court rules against a Muslim girl who wanted to pray at a school known for strict rules

A London court rules against a Muslim girl who wanted to pray at a school known for strict rules

LONDON (AP) — A Muslim student who wanted to pray during lunchtime lost a court fight Tuesday against a strict London school that had banned prayer on campus.
Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

SYDNEY (AP) — A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and a priest during a church service in the second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days, leaving communities on edge, leaders calling for calm and a besieged
A knife attack in Australia against a bishop and a priest is being treated as terrorism, police say

A knife attack in Australia against a bishop and a priest is being treated as terrorism, police say

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney that wounded a bishop and a priest during a church service as horrified worshippers watched online and in person, and sparked a riot was an act of terrorism.