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Israel attempts to stop Ukrainian-Israeli blogger’s extradition to Azerbaijan

12/21/2016 1:03 PM Updated: 5 months ago
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Israel requested Sunday that Alexander Lapshin, a Ukrainian-Israeli travel blogger arrested last Tuesday in Belarus, not be handed over to Azerbaijan. According to Haaretz, Lapshin, 40

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Controversy over Trump Hotel Chanukkah party is so 2016

12/15/2016 4:36 PM Updated: 5 months ago
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  Yesterday saw the White House celebrating the upcoming Chanukkah holiday, a rather typical state affair with President Barack Obama paying tribute to Shimon Peres, but

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Watch Bibi visit Jewish school children in Azerbaijan

12/13/2016 6:13 PM Updated: 5 months ago
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Netanyahu visits Muslim allies, drawing Iranian ire

12/13/2016 10:32 AM Updated: 5 months ago
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  Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited Azerbaijan on Tuesday, making him the first Israeli premier to visit the region in 25 years, according to Times of Israel. He

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Pope Francis to Meet with Jewish Community in Azerbaijan

07/13/2016 7:17 PM Updated: 10 months ago
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(JNS). Pope Francis will meet with interfaith leaders on a visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, two Caucasus region nations that were part of the former Soviet

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US Praises Release of Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

05/26/2016 11:21 AM Updated: 12 months ago
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The United States on Wednesday praised Azerbaijan’s release of Azerbaijani journalist and Radio Free Europe contributing correspondent Khadija Ismayilova, who had  been serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence on charges

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Kerry Supports Azerbaijan’s Efforts to Become Regional Trade Hub

03/31/2016 4:53 PM
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Washington DC with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday to discuss various bilateral and regional issues, including plans

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Delegation of Muslim and Jewish Leaders Visits Washington for Azerbaijan Appreciation Day

03/28/2016 3:21 PM Updated: 1 year ago
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More than 100 Muslim and Jewish leaders and interfaith activists celebrated Azerbaijan Appreciate Day in Washington DC on March 16. On visiting Washington, the group was welcomed by

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Azerbaijan Pardons 148, Including Human Rights Workers, Draws Praise From US

03/18/2016 10:44 AM
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Azerbaijan’s president on Thursday signed a pardon for 148 prisoners, including more than a dozen individuals who were arrested for exercising freedoms and fighting for human

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Jewish life in Azerbaijan Embodies Muslim-Majority Nation’s Culture of Tolerance

11/16/2015 10:07 PM Updated: 1 year ago
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(JNS). At a time when thousands of Jews are fleeing rampant anti-Semitism in France, the United Kingdom, and other European countries, there is one country where