Zablon Simintov is always guaranteed the best seat in his local synagogue - in fact, the only seat.
He is believed to be the last Jew in Afghanistan and says he has no intention of leaving, even to join his wife and two teenage daughters in Israel.
Demonstrators protest Arizona
Tea Party activists and other conservatives are planning rallies next month in support of Arizona's tough new immigration law, which has come under attack from Democrats, Latino groups and some maverick Republicans.
But a growing chorus of conservative evangelical leaders has broken with their traditional political allies on the right. They're calling the Arizona law misguided and are attempting to use its passage to push for federal immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
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