Peace talks between the Myanamar government and ethnic rebels from the south of the country kicked off Monday, as fighting between the two sides intensified and pressure grew to end the series of clashes.
China, which hosted the peace talks between Burma and leaders of the ethnic Kachin rebels, has become increasingly concerned about the clashes along its southern border, according to reports.
Myanamar, which is also known as Burma, has become increasingly open in recent years and President Obama visited the country in November. In Letter from Myanmar, writer Jeremy Gillick gives readers an inside look into the country’s rich, but little known, Jewish history. What you discover may surprise you.