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World Series ignites old passions in American Jews living in the West Bank

By Andrew Tobin | JTA News & Features | Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:20 am

KARNEI SHOMRON, West Bank  -- The Chicago Cubs are facing the Cleveland Indians in a historic World Series, and most of Israel could not care less. This Jewish settlement is different.

The Neve Aliza neighborhood of Karnei Shomron is overwhelmingly American. Among the some 200 families from the United States or Canada that live here, about two dozen have roots in Chicago and Cleveland, according to residents. A main street is even nicknamed “Chicago Road.”

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