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White House: Palestinians ‘walking away’ from peace talks by snubbing Pence

The Trump administration said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is “walking away” from peace talks after PA President Mahmoud Abbas declined to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming Middle East visit this month.

Wednesday 12/06/2017
Turkey threatens to sever ties with Israel over Jerusalem recognition, Saudis concerned
Posted: December 06, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday threatened to sever ties with Israel over potential U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Posted: December 06, 2017

President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli leaders and pro-Israel organizations noted that Jerusalem has long been the capital and that Trump’s recognition is a simple acknowledgement of reality.

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Monday 12/04/2017
Massachusetts man arrested in connection with theft of Holocaust memorial
Posted: December 04, 2017

A 19-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested over last year’s theft of a Holocaust memorial sculpture in Milton, Mass.

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Monday 11/27/2017
In landmark move, Florida village adopts State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism
Posted: November 27, 2017

Bal Harbour, Florida, is best known as a popular destination for snowbirds. With a population ranging from 2,500-8,000, depending on the time of the year, it’s hard to believe that this small ocean-side village, 30 minutes north of Miami, is now a national leader in combating anti-Semitism.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
FBI: Most religious hate crimes in 2016 targeted Jews
Posted: November 22, 2017

The number of overall hate crimes in the U.S. increased by nearly 5 percent in 2016, with the majority of religious hate targeting the Jewish community.

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Monday 11/20/2017
Campus BDS resolutions rejected in Maryland, adopted in Michigan
Posted: November 20, 2017

On the same day that the University of Maryland’s student government overwhelmingly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel, the student government at the University of Michigan voted in favor of a pro-BDS measure.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
US set to waive visa requirements for Israelis
Posted: November 15, 2017

Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced Monday that Israel is on the verge of finalizing an agreement that would allow Israeli citizens to enter the U.S. without obtaining a tourist visa in advance.

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Jewish foundations pledge more protections against child abuse
Posted: November 15, 2017

Four major U.S. Jewish foundations have pledged to require youth-serving organizations that they support to implement policies that will bolster protections against sexual abuse of children in their care.

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Rivlin plays peacemaker between Israel and US Jews
Posted: November 15, 2017

Striking a unifying note against a background that has included some of the most discordant events in relations between the Jewish state and the American Jewish community in recent memory, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke Monday of one Jewish people, with Israel at its core.

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