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A sculpture of Samuel Halevi Abulafia and a Spanish flag near the "El Transito" synagogue and Sephardic Museum in Toledo.

Nearly 200 million people worldwide have Sephardic roots

They can now discover their Jewish ancestry dating back to the days of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal

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Director Woody Allen -- seen here speaking at the American Film Institute's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton on June 8, 2017 -- is suing Amazon for breach of contract

Woody Allen to retire from filmmaking after next movie

'My idea, in principle, is not to make more movies and focus on writing'

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L'actrice israélienne Shira Haas pose pour un portrait à New York, le 9 juin 2021

Marvel controversy: Israeli heroine Sabra outrages Arab world

Many say they are shocked to see a 'Zionist' character joining the Marvel Universe

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Le réalisateur français de la Nouvelle Vague Jean-Luc Godard Godard

Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard dies aged 91

Pioneer of the famous 'New Wave' movement, he made his first film 'Breathless' in 1960

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View of an Emmys statue during the 74th Primetime Emmys Press Preview at the Television Academy on September 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

74th Primetime Emmy Awards ends with big winners

'Squid Game' made history with the first non-English-language performer winning best actor

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A portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seen next to flowers placed outside of Buckingham Palace in London, UK, on September 11, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II and the definition of a feminist

Can we consider Elizabeth II a feminist? It depends on who you ask

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot attends the world premiere of Netflix's "Red Notice" at LA Live in Los Angeles on November 3, 2021.

Gal Gadot to play Queen Grimhilde in Disney's 'Snow White'

'It's different from anything I've done so far'

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L'actrice franco-iranienne Mina Kavani et l'acteur iranien Reza Heydari posent avec le prix spécial du jury de la 79e Mostra de Venise, reçu au nom du réalisateur iranien emprisonné Jafar Panahi, pour le film "Les ours n'existent pas", le 10 septembre 2022

Jailed Iranian director wins Jury prize at Venice Film Festival

Jafar Panahi was arrested in July for 'propaganda against the regime'

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Rowers and people in costume take part in the annual traditional gondolas and boats Regata Storica on the Grand Canal, close to Rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, on September 5, 2021.

Row, row, row: Thousands attend Regata Storica festival in Venice

Regata Storica – a beautiful display of one of Venice's most iconic traditions: Venetian rowing

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performs at a concert in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 5, 2021.

Justin Bieber suspends world tour to focus on health

'The exhaustion overtook me and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now'

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Barack Obama attends the premiere of Netflix's Descendant at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States.

Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating Netflix documentary

Only one other American president had also been awarded an Emmy

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Technicians work in front of a stained glass window at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, France on July 28, 2022.

Restoration of Notre-Dame’s stained glass starts

Notre-Dame, built from 1163-1345, is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture

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Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) at the Capitala World Tennis Championship, and Colombian singer Shakira attending the same match, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 January, 2009

Reports swirl that tennis star Nadal secretly dated singer Shakira

Shakira recently separated from her husband Gerard Pique after 11 years of marriage

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Matt Smith (R) joins other cast members of the new HBO Max series "House of the Dragon" as they pose during its European premiere in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on August 11, 2022.

‘Game of Thrones’ prequel draws nearly 10 million viewers in US

'House of the Dragon' is based on George R.R. Martin's book 'Fire and Blood'

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Le mannequin américain Bella Hadid, le 17 mai 2017 à Cannes

Bella Hadid says contracts lost due to support for Palestinians

Model regularly uses social networks to relay the Palestinian cause

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Le 30 novembre 2021, l'actrice américaine Anne Heche arrive pour la première de "The Unforgivable" de Netflix à la Directors Guild of America à Los Angeles

Hollywood actress Anne Heche dies a week after car crash

Heche was best known for high-profile roles in the 90s, relationship with Ellen Degeneres

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Justin Bieber lors de la 64e cérémonie des Grammy Awards, le 3 avril 2022, à Las Vegas

Singer Justin Bieber raises arm in apparent 'Nazi style' salute, causing outrage

'This is a slap in the face of millions of Jews around the world from the famous singer'

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Olivia Newton John arrive pour le gala Black Tie de G'Day USA Los Angeles le 27 janvier 2018 à Los Angeles en Californie.

'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

Newton-John, start of Grease, 'passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California'

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Visitors watch a multimedia installation by German arftist Hito Steyerl at the Museum of Natural History Ottoneum ahead of the documenta fifteen contemporary art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, on June 17, 2022.

German artist withdraws from major exhibit over antisemitism scandal

Steyerl slammed the art show over 'antisemitic content displayed at its central location'

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British theater and film director, playwright and actor Peter Brook poses during a photo session at the Bouffes du Nord theater in Paris, France, on February 27, 2018.

Legendary British theater director Peter Brook dies aged 97

Brook rose to fame in the UK by putting a radical, and sometimes bloody, spin on classics

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This photograph taken on February 22, 2018, shows a visitor looking at exhibits at a former Jewish temple in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been repurposed after WWII into the Museum of Jewish Victims of WWII including victims of the Holocaust.

Film tells of Bosnian Muslims and Jews saving one another in wars

Director says she wants the short film to remind the world of the goodness of people during times of conflict

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Jennifer Connelly (L) and Tom Cruise talk following the screening of the film "Top Gun: Maverick" during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2022.

Israelis sue Paramount over 'Top Gun: Maverick' copyright

Yonays seeking to prevent studio from distributing sequel, as well as unspecified damages

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Actress Rasti Farooq (L) and actor Ali Junejo attend a photocall for the film "Joyland" at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, France, on May 22, 2022.

Pakistani movie about trans dancer wins Cannes prize for best LGBT film

It is the first-ever Pakistani entry to the Cannes festival competition.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky stands in the town of Bucha, northwest of Ukraine's capital Kyiv, on April 4, 2022.

Zelensky and Putin on Time’s most influential list

'In President Zelensky, the people of Ukraine have a leader worthy of their bravery and resilience'