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Jewish groups decry church councils’ anti-occupation Israel statement

Two leading Christian groups blamed Israel almost entirely for the conflict with the Palestinians and called on the United States to cut defense aid to the Jewish state.

Friday 09/16/2016
US-run fund begins reimbursing survivors shipped to Nazi camps via French trains
Posted: September 16, 2016

Payments have started issuing from a U.S.-run compensation fund for Holocaust survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

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Arsonist who torched Orlando club shooter’s mosque has Messianic Jewish ties
Posted: September 16, 2016

The Florida man who confessed to setting fire to the mosque of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has ties to Messianic Judaism.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Congresswoman nixes BDS briefing in Capitol Hill building booked in her name
Posted: September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — A congresswoman whose office was set to sponsor the first conference in a congressional building backing the movement to boycott Israel withdrew her support, canceling the event.

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Israel and the United States conclude 10-year defense assistance pact
Posted: September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — Israel and the United States concluded an agreement to extend defense assistance for a decade.

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Poll: Most Israeli and American Jews want Israel to recognize non-Orthodox marriages, conversions
Posted: September 14, 2016

A large majority of American and Israeli Jews say that Israel should recognize marriages and conversions performed by Reform and Conservative rabbis.

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Monday 09/12/2016
Jewish woman in iconic World War II Times Square kiss photo dies at 92
Posted: September 12, 2016

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the Jewish refugee whose Times Square kiss from a sailor on the day World War II ended became an iconic photo, has died.

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J Street to Treasury Dept.: Halt tax deductions to pro-settlement groups
Posted: September 12, 2016

J Street called on the U.S. Treasury Department to review the tax-deductibility status of groups that support settlement activity in the West Bank.

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Friday 09/09/2016
NY venue nixes Black Lives Matter benefit over Israel-bashing platform
Posted: September 09, 2016

A New York venue canceled a concert raising money for Black Lives Matter over a recent policy platform by an affiliated group, which called Israel an “apartheid state” perpetuating “genocide” against the Palestinian people.

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Norman Podhoretz, neoconservative thinker, endorses Donald Trump
Posted: September 09, 2016

WASHINGTON — Norman Podhoretz, a founder of the neoconservative movement, said that he backs Donald Trump for president.

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