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Wildfires rage through Israel

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Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community and efforts by Israeli first responders have enabled the Jewish state to get an outburst of raging wildfires under control.

Lawmakers to challenge Obama’s limit on defense aid for Israel

Lawmakers to challenge Obama’s limit on defense aid for Israel

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers are vowing to challenge a limit on U.S. defense aid for Israel that President Barack Obama included in the…

Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists

Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists

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WASHINGTON – Add sweeping school reforms – and with them, funding for private schools that Orthodox groups embrace and secular Jewish groups f…

100 anti-Semitic incidents reported in US post-election, watchdog finds

100 anti-Semitic incidents reported in US post-election, watchdog finds

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One hundred anti-Semitic incidents occurred in the 10 days following the presidential election, representing about 12 percent of hate incident…

7 moments that defined Castro’s relationship with Jews and Israel

7 moments that defined Castro’s relationship with Jews and Israel

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late Friday, had a complicated history with Jews.

With the wildfires tamed, Israelis seek answers

With the wildfires tamed, Israelis seek answers

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JERUSALEM – As the wildfires that raged across this country for nearly a week were subdued Sunday, Israelis surveyed the devastation in search…

Top US firefighters 'dropped everything' to help Israel battle the blazes

Top US firefighters 'dropped everything' to help Israel battle the blazes

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TEL AVIV – Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade.

Fires in Israel destroy homes, force evacuations

Fires in Israel destroy homes, force evacuations

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JERUSALEM — Fires throughout Israel, fanned by dry conditions and high winds, have led to the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes.

Poem handwritten by Anne Frank sells for $150,000

Poem handwritten by Anne Frank sells for $150,000

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A poem handwritten by Anne Frank was sold for $150,000 at auction, more than four times the minimum bid of $32,000.

Free expression or intimidation? Israeli bill sparks debate on mosques’ calls to prayer

Free expression or intimidation? Israeli bill sparks debate on mosques’ calls to prayer

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A controversial bill to limit the volume of Muslim calls to prayer from mosques across Israel pits freedom of religious expression against the…

After years of institutional ‘decay,’ Palestinians set for long-overdue elections

After years of institutional ‘decay,’ Palestinians set for long-overdue elections

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Against the backdrop of this month’s long-overdue leadership elections for Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah politica…

Trump says he does not want to ‘energize’ white supremacists, defends Bannon

Trump says he does not want to ‘energize’ white supremacists, defends Bannon

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WASHINGTON  — President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to find out if and why he is “energizing” white supremacists.

CNN apologizes for banner questioning ‘if Jews are people’

CNN apologizes for banner questioning ‘if Jews are people’

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CNN apologized for a banner flashed onscreen during a segment on white supremacist groups which read, “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are…

Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinners

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 Jewish organizations launched an initiative encouraging young Jews to use Shabbat dinner as a way to promote dialogue about the results of th…

Jewish opposition grows to Keith Ellison’s bid to head Democratic National Committee

Jewish opposition grows to Keith Ellison’s bid to head Democratic National Committee

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WASHINGTON—A growing number of pro-Israel activists and Jewish community figures are expressing concern that Minnesota’s U.S. Rep. Keith Ellis…

Jewish groups fret as Republicans retreat from two-state solution

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WASHINGTON  -- In recent months, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ha…

Is Europe’s far right experiencing a ‘Trump effect’?

Is Europe’s far right experiencing a ‘Trump effect’?

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European far-right politicians were quick to hold up Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election as a harbinger of their own impe…

Meet the 3 firebrands Donald Trump is naming to national security posts

Meet the 3 firebrands Donald Trump is naming to national security posts

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WASHINGTON-- Controversial pasts with incendiary statements and a fierce loyalty to the president-elect.

Netanyahu asks Obama not to make any Israeli-Palestinian moves in final weeks of term

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WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said today (Nov. 15) that he hoped U.S. President Barack Obama would not back any new…

Woman tapped as director of West Bank rabbinical court

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JERUSALEM — An Orthodox Jewish woman has been appointed director of a rabbinical court in the West Bank town of Efrat.