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Trump makes historic, yet private visit to Western Wall

President Donald Trump made a historic, yet private visit Monday to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, becoming the first sitting American president to do so.

Monday 05/22/2017
US veterans in Israel: Memorial Day profiles in courage and healing
Posted: May 22, 2017

About 20 veterans commit suicide across the U.S. each day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization providing spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support programming for veterans believes Israel is part of the solution.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Lone soldiers commemorated in special Jerusalem ceremony
Posted: May 03, 2017

For Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron), which commemorates fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the Jerusalem-based Lone Soldier Center hosted a unique English-language event on April 30 that focused on the stories of fallen Israeli-American soldiers, Michael Levin and Shlomo Rindenow.

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Tuesday 05/02/2017
Watchdog organization calls on Gorka to renounce Hungarian group’s ideology
Posted: May 02, 2017

The head of an international anti-Semitism watchdog organization is calling on reportedly departing White House adviser Sebastian Gorka to renounce the ideology behind a controversial Hungarian group he is associated with, ahead of Gorka's planned public appearance in New York City.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
2 of every 3 NYC subway hate crimes this year have targeted Jews, police say
Posted: April 26, 2017

More than two-thirds of hate crimes on New York City subways this year have targeted Jews, according to the Police Department’s Transit Bureau, with anti-Semitic graffiti the most frequent offense.

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Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire is studying Hebrew
Posted: April 26, 2017

Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire may soon be able to add another skill to his impressive resume: Hebrew. The 34-year-old basketball player, who moved to Israel after signing a two-year deal with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem in August, is now learning the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet.

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Jews with most education are least religious, study finds
Posted: April 26, 2017

American Jews with the highest level of education are the least religious, according to a new study.

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
Posted: April 25, 2017

In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust on April 25 in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to stand against anti-Semitism.

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Monday 04/24/2017
Why Marine Le Pen is confident she will be France's next president
Posted: April 24, 2017

(JTA) -- Supporters of Emmanuel Macron were not alone in cheering his victory Sunday in the first round of France’s presidential elections.

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What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal
Posted: April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration last week endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again.

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