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Advocacy group kicks off college speaking tour to oppose Breaking the Silence

Reservists on Duty (RoD), a pro-Israel organization founded to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses and elsewhere, will begin a two-week speaking tour called “Arabs Breaking the Silence” Oct. 16, focusing on speakers with diverse backgrounds from Israel’s minority communities.

Wednesday 10/11/2017
Israeli victims of terror take Arab Bank to US Supreme Court over Hamas funding
Posted: October 11, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hold its first hearing Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by Israeli victims of terrorism against Jordan-based Arab Bank, claiming it knowingly funded Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas.

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Jewish and Christian groups commend Senate passage of Hezbollah financing act
Posted: October 11, 2017

Jewish and Christian groups are praising the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, which imposes added sanctions on the Lebanese terror group and its affiliates, and targets foreign governments, individuals and companies that support them.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Jewish leaders denounce pro-terrorist play at NYU
Posted: October 10, 2017

American Jewish leaders are denouncing plans by a New York University (NYU)-affiliated theater to host a play that portrays Palestinian terrorists as heroes.

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Israeli officials condemn ‘terrible’ Las Vegas massacre
Posted: October 03, 2017

Israeli officials condemned Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Israeli rescue teams help earthquake-stricken Mexico
Posted: September 27, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered humanitarian aid and assistance to Mexico following a major 7.1-magnitude earthquake last week that has killed hundreds with the death toll continuing to rise.

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In numbed and dazed Puerto Rico, ‘beautiful’ Rosh Hashanah services
Posted: September 27, 2017

As Rabbi Mendel Zarchi was rushing to make last-minute preparations for Rosh Hashanah services in the badly flooded synagogue where he and his family had taken refuge, he was not sure what exactly had occurred in the world around him on that final day of the Jewish year 5777.

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National museum creates online home for Jewish Americans to share family stories
Posted: September 27, 2017

While nothing can quite replicate flipping through a dusty collection of sepia-toned photographs and seeing what a grandparent or great-grandparent looked like when they were younger, a new project seeks to capture and share some of that magic and history online.

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ADL and Mexico join forces to support immigrant rights
Posted: September 27, 2017

Tracking hate crimes, advising immigrants of their rights and finding sources of assistance make up the training the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will provide to Mexican consulates across the country under a new agreement.

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
Gal Gadot to host episode of Saturday Night Live in October
Posted: September 26, 2017

Israeli actress Gal Gadot is slated to host an episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) next month, in what will be her first time starring on the show.

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