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What makes Putin pounce

Putin is preictable and is doing exactly what he said he would.He craves respect and if he doesn't get it, fear will do just as well. Op-ed.

What makes Putin pounce

Remains of synagogue thought to be destroyed unearthed in Crimea

Construction unearths parts of Crimean synagogue long thought to be destroyed.

Crimea: Remains of synagogue thought to be destroyed found

How Putin unintentionally proved Kahane's point

Most of the west condemned the Russian annexation of Crimea, but no one was determined enough to do anything to stop it. Op-ed.

How Putin unintentionally proved Kahane's point

Putin makes joke about Jews and money during Crimea visit

Russian president jokes that Crimea is the 'only' place Jews could have financial difficulties.

Putin makes joke about Jews and money during Crimea visit

Security Council to meet over Russia-Ukraine clash

Ambassador Nikki Haley announces emergency meeting of UN Security Council following clash near Crimea.

Security Council to meet over Russia-Ukraine clash

Jewish student survives Crimea school attack

Jewish student at Crimea college where gunman killed 18 misses attack when he was late for school.

Jewish student survives Crimea school attackplayer

13 dead in Crimea college bombing

Explosion in Crimean college kills at least 13, with reports of shooting on campus.

13 dead in Crimea college bombingplayer

Belarus town opens synagogue for first time in over a century

Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century.

Belarus town opens synagogue for first time in over a century

Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump taking strong stand against Russian occupation of Crimea, actions in Ukraine.

Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

Jewish immigrants flee Ukrainian civil war

As tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine, 211 new immigrants from Ukraine will land tomorrow at Ben Gurion Airport.

Jewish immigrants flee Ukrainian civil war

Israeli family of five missing in Crimea

Grandparents and their three children missing since arriving on Wednesday in the Crimean Peninsula.

Israeli family of five missing in Crimea

Ukraine investigates MK for visiting Crimea

Ukraine threatens to try Shas MK for private meeting with Russian puppet government in Crimea.

Ukraine investigates Israeli MK for visiting Crimea

Rabbi Azman attempts to ‘put out the fire’

Ukraine's Chief Rabbi Reuven Azman attempts to defuse the situation in light of MK Margi's visit to Crimea.

Rabbi Azman attempts to ‘put out the fire’

Ukraine attacks Israelis doing business in Crimea

Ukrainian Embassy in Israel claims it has proof Israelis are doing business with 'illegal authorities' in Russian-occupied Crimea.

Ukraine threatens to sanction Israelis doing business in Crimea

Starving Citizens? Russia Bulldozes Tons of Cheese

'Insane, stupid and vile': ban of Western food as part of Crimea tit-for-tat has steamroller crush 9 tons of cheese, bacon incinerated.

Starving Citizens? Russia Bulldozes Tons of Cheese

Should Israel Abandon Neutrality on Ukraine?

Israel continues to consider its options with Russia, but one expert suggests Jerusalem needs to move its rooks and knights carefully.

Should Israel Abandon Neutrality on Ukraine?

Putin Calls Crimea Russia's 'Temple Mount'

While slamming western sanctions, Putin says annexed Crimea is sacred to Russians 'as Temple Mount is to Muslims and Jews.'

Putin Calls Crimea Russia's 'Temple Mount'

Pro-Russian Militants Push Ahead with Referendum

'Civil war has already begun,' a separatist leader explained. 'We just voice what the people want.'

Despite Offer, Pro-Russian Militants Push Ahead with Referendum

Crimea's Karaites Back the Russians

Sect that splintered from Judaism hopes Russian annexation will give aging community more power over its cemetery and prayer houses.

Crimea's Karaites Back the Russians

Protestors Remain in Eastern Ukraine Despite Deal

Pro-Russian separatists insist that deal reached between Russia, West 'does not apply' to them.

Protestors Remain in Eastern Ukraine Despite Deal

Ukraine 'On the Brink of Civil War'?

Armored Ukrainian vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian protestors, raising concerns of an all-out war over regional tensions.

Ukraine 'On the Brink of Civil War'? player

Kiev Threatens Force in Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian Interior Minister insists that standoffs in three provinces over secession will end in 48 hours - by any means necessary.

Kiev Threatens Force As Standoffs Continue in Eastern Ukraineplayer

Another Ukrainian Province Demands Independence

Pro-Russian demonstrators storm government buildings in Donetsk, sparking fears of another annexation.

Domino Effect? Another Ukrainian Province Demands Independenceplayer

Yanukovych: Referendums in Every District

Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych calls for vote in every district 'for Russia or for Ukraine.'

Deposed Ukrainian President Calls for Referendums Country-Wide

UNGA Says Crimea Referendum is Invalid

UN General Assembly approves a non-binding resolution calling the Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid.

General Assembly Says Crimea Referendum is Invalid

Ukraine: Defense Minister Fired Over Crimea Crisis

As concerns over other annexations snowball, Kiev chooses to oust military official.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Fired Over Crimea Crisisplayer

Russia and Ukraine Hold Talks Over Crimea

Moscow, Kiev meet for the first time since Russia invaded Crimea. A lot is on the line, as the contents of the meeting remain unclear.

Russia and Ukraine Hold Talks Over Crimea

Ukraine Withdraws Military From Crimea

Interim president orders withdrawal after Russia annexes and conquers nearly all bases in peninsula; concerns of continued aggression.

Ukraine Withdraws Military From Crimea

Romney: Obama 'Naive' in Dealing with Crimea

Criticism against US's handling of the Crimean invasion grows, as Mitt Romney declares Obama's judgement 'faulty' in broadcast.

Romney: Obama 'Naive' in Dealing with Crimean Invasion

US Senator Compares Vladimir Putin, Adolf Hitler

John McCain calls Crimea 'captive nation,' accuses Russian president of lying about further takeovers.

US Senator McCain Compares Putin's Actions to Adolf Hitler'splayer

Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Base in Crimea

Military takeover sparks media furor, just 24 hours after Russia annexes the peninsula. Are more takeovers to follow?

Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Base in Crimea, Killing 1player

Russia Agrees to International Monitors in Ukraine

Russia accepts the deployment of an international monitoring team that will have free access to regions throughout Ukraine.

Russia Agrees to International Monitors in Ukraine

Ukrainian Jews Face 'Uncertain' Future

Situation for Ukraine's Jewish community tentatively stable, but American Jewish Federations 'not taking chances'.

Ukrainian Jews Face 'Uncertain' Future

Ukraine: Far-Right MP Assaults Pro-Russian TV Head

MP for far-right Svoboda party in hot water after physically forcing TV broadcaster to sign resignation form, posting video online.

Ukrainian Far-Right MP Films Assault on Pro-Russian Broadcasterplayer

Ukrainian Naval Chief Seized by Pro-Russia Militia

Pro-Russian gunmen seize control of second Ukrainian military base in Crimea, detain Ukrainian naval chief.

Ukrainian Leader Issues Ultimatum After Naval Chief Seized

Ukraine PM: Russia Killed Soldier in 'War Crime'

The first person killed in the recent unrest in Crimea is a Ukraine soldier, upping the tension between Ukraine and Russia even further

Ukraine PM: Russia Killed Soldier in 'War Crime'

Ukraine Steps Up Defense After Crimea Annexation

Kiev digs trenches, allots billions to defense fund, recruits volunteers as Russia moves to annex Crimea.

Ukraine Steps Up Defense After Russia Moves to Annex Crimeaplayer

Putin Drafts Bill For Annexing Crimea

Russian president thumbs his nose at EU, US sanctions; bill still needs constitutional, parliamentary approval to annex.

Putin Drafts Bill For Annexing Crimea

Report: Putin to Sanction Top U.S. Senators

Russian President is reportedly planning to sanction American lawmakers in retaliation for similar U.S. sanctions on Russians.

Report: Putin to Sanction Top U.S. Senators

Russia Officially Recognizes Sovereign Crimea

Referendum vote leads to official declaration of Crimea as 'independent state' by Moscow. But what does that mean practically?

Russia Official Recognizes Sovereign Crimea, Sparking Alarmplayer