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An American Jew at the Pope's visit to the Rome Synagogue

An American Jew at the Pope's visit to the Rome Synagogue

'Open a Door to Israel' exhibit opens in Rome

A new interactive exhibit to educate the world about Israeli society launched in Rome with Deputy Foreign Minister in attendance.

'Open a Door to Israel' exhibit opens in Romeplayer

Security hyped for Pope's visit to Rome Synagogue

Pope Francis to visit main Roman synagogue and meet with Jewish community leaders on Sunday.

Security hyped for Pope's visit to Rome's main Synagogue

Italy: Police probe Muslim site's Jewish blacklist

Radio Islam mimics neo-Nazi sites, compiles list of 100 'influential Jews' - including popular Arutz Sheva columnists.

Italy: Police investigate Muslim site's 'Jewish blacklist'

Pope Francis to visit synagogue in Rome ghetto

Pope to become third pontiff to visit Rome's main synagogue, in ghetto where Jews were confined by Vatican until end of 1800s.

Pope Francis to visit synagogue in Rome ghetto

ISIS threats prompt closure of Rome's air space

Italy’s Interior Minister says air space over Rome will be closed to drones throughout the Holy Year celebrations beginning next month.

ISIS drone threats prompt closure of Rome's air space

Terrorist Attacks Tourist outside Rome's Colosseum

Man shouting 'Allah is great' holds woman hostage at knifepoint in the heart of the West; hundreds of onlookers horrified.

Terrorist Attacks Tourist outside Rome's Colosseum

ISIS 'Conquers Rome' - On Twitter

Photos purport to show jihadist gloating at various landmarks, following numerous reports ISIS is trying to infiltrate Italy.

ISIS 'Conquers Rome' - On Twitter

Rome: Homeless Muslim Man Saves Israeli Woman

Homeless Muslim man in Rome saves an Israel woman after she jumped off a bridge into the Tiber River.

Homeless Muslim Man Saves Life of Israeli Woman in Rome

Islam Wants to Convert Rome

Islam Wants to Convert Rome

ISIS: European Muslims Actually Sleeper ISIS Cells

New ISIS text calls on Muslims who are active in pro-Palestinian groups in the EU to rise up, conquer Rome by 2020.

ISIS: Pro-Palestinians in Europe Actually Sleeper ISIS Cells

Jewish Leader Arrested Trying to Flee Auschwitz

'Disgrace' as Rome's Jewish community leader gets locked in death camp parents were murdered in, then interrogated by Polish police.

Italian Jewish Leader Arrested Trying to Flee Auschwitz

Italy: Six Convicted of Spreading Anti-Semitism

Rome court convicts six men of spreading pro-fascist and anti-Semitic ideas with banners, posters and graffiti in the Italian capital.

Italy: Six Men Convicted of Spreading Anti-Semitic Ideas

'International Islamic Terrorism Knows No Borders'

Netanyahu sends condolences to Canberra over Sydney siege from Rome; maintains Israel opposes peace deal with PA and Hamas.

Netanyahu: 'International Islamic Terrorism Knows No Borders'

Kerry Heads to Rome to Talk 'Palestinian State'

US Secretary of State to meet with Netanyahu, Russian FM over 'window of opportunity' to solve regional conflicts.

Kerry Heads to Rome to Talk 'Palestinian State'

Museum Lets You Take a Tour of the Roman Ghetto

New museum exhibit allows visitors to experience the anti-Semitic confinement of the Jewish ghetto in 3D reconstructed maps.

Museum Lets You Take a Tour of the Roman Ghetto

Israel is the Crucial Border of Western Civilization

Israel is the Crucial Border of Western Civilization

Haniyeh: No to Disarmament

Gaza Hamas chief joins Mashaal's call to take Israel to International Criminal Court.

Haniyeh: No to Disarmament

Italian Minister Says Rome 'Primary Target' for IS

Italy at risk as symbol of West and Christianity according to interior minister, who notes at least 48 Italians have left for jihad.

Italian Minister Says Rome 'Primary Target' for Islamic State

'Jews, the End is Near', Says Graffiti in Rome

Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas appear across Rome in the wake of Israel's operation in Gaza. Rome's mayor condemns.

'Jews, the End is Near', Says Graffiti in Rome

Suspect Found in Anti-Semitic 'Pig's Heads' Case

Man allegedly responsible for anti-Semitic gesture is a member of right-wing and Neo-Fascist groups, local media report.

Suspect Found in Italian Anti-Semitic 'Pig's Heads' Case

Rome: Pig Heads Sent to Israeli Embassy, Synagogue

Italian police responding to bomb threat against Rome's main synagogue make grisly discovery.

Pigs' Heads Mailed to Israeli Embassy, Synagogue in Rome

Netanyahu: Iran Will Wreak Havoc on Middle East

Following meeting with Italian PM Enrico Letta, Netanyahu says stopping Iran, not peace with PA, key to Middle East calm.

Netanyahu: Iran Will Wreak Havoc on Middle Eastplayer

Netanyahu Headed to Rome for Vatican Talks

Netanyahu takes off Sunday for Vatican; expected to discuss Iran deal, PA talks, and rumors of Pope Francis's visit in 2014.

Prime Minister Headed to Rome for Talks with Pope Francis

Pope Rejects Meeting with Bibi in Rome

Source says Netanyahu will not be meeting with Pope Francis during trip to Rome, as "audiences must be arranged in advance".

Pope Rejects Meeting with Bibi in Rome

Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Interrupted

The funeral of Erich Priebke in a town near Rome was interrupted as hundreds of angry people protested against it.

Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Interrupted Amid Protests

Death of Nazi War Criminal Sparks Burial Debate

The death in Rome of a Nazi war criminal has sparked a furor after the Vatican banned a church funeral and Argentina refused the body.

Death of Nazi War Criminal Sparks Burial Debate

Nazi War Criminal Dies in Italy at 100

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who never showed remorse for his crimes, dies in Rome aged 100.

Nazi War Criminal Dies in Italy at 100

Rome: Scuffles Outside Home of Nazi War Criminal

Scuffles erupted outside the Rome home of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, as he celebrated his 100th birthday.

Rome: Scuffles Outside Home of Nazi War Criminal

Israeli Historian Proves Roman Friendship to Jews

Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"

Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet

Foreign Ministry Helps Stranded Israelis Come Home

A special flight will bring home Israeli tourists who were stranded after airline Wind Jet cancelled their flight due to financial problems.

Foreign Ministry Helps Stranded Israelis Come Home

Rome Mayor Caught in Anti-Semitic Blunder

Rome mayor was forced to cancel a book presentation in City Hall following an outcry that it was to be given by a convicted neo-Nazi.

Rome Mayor Caught in Anti-Semitic Blunder

Rome's Jews Host El Al Officials

Hundreds of Rome’s Jews write in the Chabad movement’s Sefer Torah for Jewish Unity, a project inititated by El Al.

Rome's Jews Host El Al Officials, Write in Unity Torah Scroll

Gladiators Arrested Outside Colosseum

Police in Rome conduct an undercover sting and arrest some 20 "gladiators" and "centurions" outside the Colosseum and other sites.

Gladiators Arrested Outside Colosseum

Mass European Rally for Israel

'For the truth, for Israel' - Mass rally to be held in Rome, the first European bipartisan event aimed at restoring the truth regarding Isra

Mass European Rally for Israel

Blunt Talk Confronts Pope

A Jewish leader told Pope Benedict on his historic visit to Rome’s main synagogue that Pope Pius’ silence still hurts as a failed act."

Blunt Talk Confronts Pope in Historic Visit to Synagogue

Travel Feature: Herodium

The location of Herod’s tomb remained a mystery until an archaeologist set his sites on an overlooked side of the fortress palace of Herodium.

Herodium: Judean Palace where Herod Lived and Diedplayer