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Israel: the week in review

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News in the Holy Land this week involved a brewing confrontation between activists with Women of the Wall and ultra-Orthodox protesters; successful testing of an improved

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(Video) Swastika made of human waste found in top U.S. art school

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  Officials at one of the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the country’s top art schools, are investigating an especially disgusting act of anti-Semitic

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(Video) Pay to be taken hostage in class meant to prep travelers on terrorism

Posted: 1 day ago

It’s perfectly understandable to be afraid of a terrorist attack while traveling, especially if your destination is in a violence-afflicted region of the Middle East. Now

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Tonight.. and then Every Erev Rosh Chodesh until the shidduch comes (free for this month)

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EVERY SINGLE EREV ROSH CHODESH. UNTIL IT COMES TRUE…. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION Being continued due to large demand b”h: A new and exciting tefillah

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Agudath Israel applauds Cuomo’s $25 Million security grant proposal for religious schools

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  With rising anti-Semitic incidents around the country and in particular rising hate crimes across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo called together leaders from across

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Israeli AG stops police from questioning John Kerry, Dan Shapiro in Bibi bribery probe

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This week, Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit objected to authorities questioning former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro in connection with

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Israel shuts down Palestinian elementary school accused of being Hamas front

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An East Jerusalem elementary school accused of being a front for Palestinian terror group Hamas was shut down this week by Israeli authorities. In a report

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Egypt denies talk of new Palestinian state in Sinai

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The Egyptian government attempted Thursday to dispel speculation that a Palestinian state might be created in the Sinai Peninsula, The Times of Israel reports. “It’s unimaginable

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Morning Read 2/24: Bibi urges for Azaria pardon; Tillerson faces skeptical Mexico

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Morning Read 2/24: Bibi urges for Azaria pardon; Tillerson faces skeptical Mexico To view today’s Morning Read, click here. With over 8,000 opt-in subscribers, the ‘JP

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Trump clarifies: “No, I like the two-state solution”

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President Donald Trump voiced support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict Thursday, his first time doing so as president. “No, I like the two-state

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Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating

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No word from Jared, Ivanka after Trump overturns Obama bathroom protections

Posted: 2 days ago

On Wednesday, the White House scaled back protections issued under Barack Obama to allow transgender students to use a restroom of their choice. A joint letter

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Israeli police prepare for clash as Women of the Wall and Ultra-Orthodox square off

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Israeli police are gearing up for a possible outbreak of violence ahead of a monthly prayer service to be held by Women of the Wall on

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Day school teacher fired after repeatedly tweeting about killing illegal immigrants

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A Jewish day school teacher in Arizona resigned yesterday after tweeting that illegal immigrants should be killed, local 3TV reports. The story begins with a photo

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Venezuelan president tries to mend frayed ties with Jewish community

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro met with the country’s Jewish leaders in Caracas Tuesday as part of an effort to mend ties in what has been a

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(Video) Should Gitmo stay despite high recidivism rate?

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After a former detainee killed himself while committing a terrorist attack in Mosul, there is renewed speculation about whether the detention center at Guantanamo Bay serves any practical

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Israel successfully tests improved Iron Dome missiles

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Israel ran successful tests Wednesday of an improved version of its Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. In a statement, the

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Pence to pow-wow with Sheldon Adelson before shabbat speech

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Vice President Mike Pence is set to meet with mega-donor Sheldon Adelson Friday evening before giving a shabbos-timed speech. The activities are all part of a meeting of

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Tunisian Jews celebrate today with unique, pint-sized meal

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Over the centuries, Jews around the world have developed their own unique culinary traditions, adapted from their cultural environment. These range from dishes as commonplace as

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Shaked appoints new conservative justices, could shift Israeli law rightward shift

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Four Supreme Court justices appointed by Israel Wednesday could signify a shifting of power towards the political right. In a report Thursday, Haaretz noted that three

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(Video) Keith Ellison defends himself from anti-Semitism charges at DNC Chair debate

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Rep. Keith Ellison is one of the leading contenders to head the Democratic National Committee, but his chances have been hurt by previous comments perceived as