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 Masha Gessen speaks onstage at the 2022 CPJ International Press Freedom Awards at Glasshouses on November 17, 2022 in New York City.

Russia sentences Jewish writer Masha Gessen to prison in absentia for comments on Ukraine war

 US PRESIDENT Joe Biden seen during the Georgia debate last week. The question is not what his condition is, but what people think it is, the writer argues.

US President Joe Biden on hostage deal: 'Still gaps to close, trend is positive'

 Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council via a video link in Moscow, Russia, July 21, 2023.

Russia tried to assassinate CEO of German arms firm sending weapons to Ukraine

 Jews across the Ukraine commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Ukraine honors local hero, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, 30 years after his passing

 US PRESIDENT Joe Biden speaks at the White House last week. Even before his debate with Donald Trump, mid-June polls clearly showed that the Biden era is about to end on January 20, 2025, says the writer.

Biden awards NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg with Presidential Medal of Freedom

 A Ukrainian national flag is pictured in front of the NATO emblem, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in central Kyiv, Ukraine July 11, 2023.

NATO allies at summit to unveil Ukraine 'bridge to membership'

 MK YULI EDELSTEIN, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, attends the plenary session of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, in Switzerland, last month. Israel has stood on the sidelines, refusing to give Ukraine substantial support, says the writer.

Israel would benefit from improving relations with Ukraine

 CANDIDATES DONALD TRUMP and Joe Biden face off during the final presidential debate of that election season, Oct. 22, 2020.

The US presidential debate shows Middle East is not in focus

A firefighter works at a site of an apartment building hit by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro, Ukraine June 28, 2024.

Close call: Ukrainian Jewish students narrowly miss being hit by Russian missile barrage on Shabbat

 UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelensky attends the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, in Switzerland, earlier this month. Russia was absent from the summit, but Israel was present and voted with the West, the writer notes.

Western pressure prompts countries to sever ties with Moscow

 Maryana Chechelyuk, before and after her captivity.

Harrowing torture: Ukrainian prisoners suffer severe abuse in Russian captivity

 Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan upon arrival at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates December 6, 2023

UAE behind successful prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia

 Firefighters work at a site of a printing house hit by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine March 20, 2024.

Russia drops new deadly glide bomb as hopes for Ukraine ceasefire snag

 Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, June 22, 2024.

Trump presented plan to halt US military aid to Ukraine unless peace achieved with Moscow

 The International Criminal Court building is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, January 16, 2019. Uploaded on 29/5/2024

'Hope to see them behind bars': Zelensky commends ICC warrants for Russia's Shoigu and Gerasimov

Iran's acting foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani meets with the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Leonid Slutsky in Tehran, Iran June 15, 2024.

Moscow expects to sign new co-operation pact with Iran in 'very near future', RIA reports

 Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

Exiled chief rabbi: Russia neglects terror threat by focusing on repression

 People visit a makeshift memorial for Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner mercenary group, and Dmitry Utkin, the group commander, while marking 40 days since their death to respect an Orthodox tradition, in central Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2023.

Toppling Putin's regime? The Wagner rebellion and its long-lasting impact