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Dreaming of dumplings in the camps: The forgotten culture of Czech Jewry

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Dreaming of dumplings in the camps: The forgotten culture of Czech Jewry At age 91, veteran writer and translator Ruth Bondy is publishing a book about the lost prewar culture and cuisine.By | Nov. 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM Ruth Bondy.Photo by Dan Perez Text size Comments (0) Print Page Send to friend

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN

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Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly Isis ·Spencer Ackermanin New York · ·theguardian.com,Thursday 30 October 2014 21.13 GMT ·Jump to comments (1736)

The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global terrorism.

Airstrikes against Islamic State do not seen to have affected flow of fighters to Syria

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Airstrikes against Islamic State do notseen to have affected flow of fighters to Syria
More than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of departures, according to U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials. The magnitude of the ongoing migration suggests that the U.S.-led air campaign has neither deterred significant numbers of militants from traveling to the region nor triggered such outrage that even more are flocking to the fight because of American intervention. “The flow of fighters making their way to Syria remains constant, so the overall number continues to rise,” a U.S. intelligence official said. U.S. officials cautioned, however, that there is a lag in the intelligence being examined by the CIA and other spy agencies, meaning it could be weeks before a change becomes apparent. The trend line established over the past year woul…