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Jews: Ancient nation and ethnoreligious group from the Levant
Jews or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation originating from the Israelites and Hebrews of historical Israel and Judah. Jewish ethnicity, nationhood, and religion are strongly interrelated, as Judaism is the ethnic religion of the Jewish people, while its observance varies from strict observance to complete nonobservance.

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Belongings of Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman, real-life hero of 'The Pianist', up for auction [Video]

Belongings of Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman, real-life hero of 'The Pianist', up for auction

A fountain pen, silver pocket watch and other prized possessions of the late Jewish-Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman go under the hammer in Warsaw next week.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published
Priti Patel on rise in coronavirus cases: We are not out of the woods yet [Video]

Priti Patel on rise in coronavirus cases: We are not out of the woods yet

Home Secretary Priti Patel was speaking on a Zoom call with The Board ofDeputies of British Jews and discussed coronavirus, stating: "We are not outof they woods yet."

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published
William and Kate visit bagel bakery on tour of London’s East End [Video]

William and Kate visit bagel bakery on tour of London’s East End

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the traditions of London’s EastEnd when they made Jewish bagel snacks and met Muslim volunteers supportingthe community during the coronavirus outbreak...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published
Israeli handed 3 life sentences for killing Palestinian family [Video]

Israeli handed 3 life sentences for killing Palestinian family

Court gives Jewish settler three life sentences for murdering a Palestinian toddler and his parents in an arson attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:57Published
Suspected accomplices of Charlie Hebdo attackers go on trial [Video]

Suspected accomplices of Charlie Hebdo attackers go on trial

Trial opens in Paris for 14 suspects accused of helping gunmen attack French magazine and Jewish supermarket in 2015.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Charlie Hebdo trial: How the terror attacks unfolded five years ago [Video]

Charlie Hebdo trial: How the terror attacks unfolded five years ago

France will reopen one of the darkest chapters in its modern history as dozens go on trial for the terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:49Published
Charlie Hebdo trial opens five years after attack [Video]

Charlie Hebdo trial opens five years after attack

The trial of 14 alleged accomplices of Islamist gunmen who targeted French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, killing 17 people, began on Wednesday. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published
Ilhan Omar Predicted To Lose Primary [Video]

Ilhan Omar Predicted To Lose Primary

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar represents Minneapolis, Minnesota in congress. She is facing a stiff primary challenge from lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux. Melton-Meaux raised an absurd $3.2 million in the..

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Anne Frank's diary in 2020: vlogging from the annex hideout

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