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Israel’s southern wall proves 100 percent effective in preventing infiltratio

Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority reported Sunday.

Monday 09/18/2017
JDC provides Rosh Hashanah aid to elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union
Posted: September 18, 2017

Impoverished elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union are expected to receive extra food and traditional holiday fare, including apples and honey, for the Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year.

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Facebook removes option to target 'Jew haters' with advertisements
Posted: September 18, 2017

Facebook has disabled the ability for advertisers to target anti-Semitic interests on its platform following media inquiries that created controversy over the feature.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Israel approves ‘Gospel Trail’ cable car
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israel’s cabinet has approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor in order to enhance access to Christian tourist sites in the area.

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Ancient Hebrew seals from Judean kingdom unearthed
Posted: September 13, 2017

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David.

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Israeli rescue teams deployed to South Florida
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israeli emergency rescue teams departed Saturday night for Miami ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Florida.

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Donations from US Jews stable amid Western Wall dispute
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israeli charities are seeing no change in donations from American Jewry following the public dispute between the Israeli government and American Jewish organizations over prayer arrangements at the Western Wall, a new survey has found.

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Israel approves $1M to rebuild Jewish community in Houston
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry has approved a plan to send $1 million in emergency aid to Houston’s Jewish community following the extensive flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Valley Jews ready to help hurricane victims in Florida, Caribbean
Posted: September 13, 2017

Valley author Marcia Fine could only watch as Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida and began its destructive trek toward her daughter’s home in Savannah, Georgia.

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