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Hamas More Popular Among Palestinians Than Before War, Poll Reports

09/03/2014
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Hamas’ popularity has surged in the West Bank and Gaza since its latest conflict with Israel, a new poll found.

A Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey research poll released Tuesday found that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic terror group’s Ismail Haniyeh for president if elections were held today, the Associated Press reported.

Beheaded Journalist Steven Sotloff Held Israeli Citizenship

09/03/2014
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Jerusalem — Journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by the Islamic State, was a dual American-Israeli citizen and studied in Israel, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.

Pew Poll: More U.S. Sympathy For Israel Than Palestinians

09/02/2014
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More Americans express sympathy for Israel than for the Palestinians, according to a new survey.

A poll released last week by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press found that 34 percent of Americans sympathize with Israel “a lot,” as well as 32 percent who sympathize “some,” versus 11 percent who sympathize “a lot” with the Palestinians and another 35 percent who sympathize with them “some.” Thirty-seven percent sympathize with both sides, while 18 percent sympathize with neither.

ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of Steven Sotloff

Son of Arthur and Shirley Sotloff, the slain journalist's family had ties to local a Miami synagogue.

09/02/2014
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The Islamist ISIS organization has released a video that apparently shows the beheading of the American journalist Steven Sotloff.

ISIS video purports to show beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. Reuters

Muslim Girls Arrested For Planning Attack On French Synagogue

09/02/2014
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Two teenage Muslim girls were arrested for planning a suicide bomb attack on a synagogue in France.

Roman Vishniac Archive Chronicling Pre-Shoah Eastern Europe Goes Online

08/28/2014
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An archive of photographs taken by Roman Vishniac documenting the life of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jews is available online.

Popular British Sitcom Comes to U.S., Maybe Minus Jews

CBS wants to bring "Friday Night Dinner" to America, but the Goodman family may no longer be Jewish.

08/28/2014
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What’s Friday Night Dinner without Jews?

The Goodman family, featured in the British sitcom "Friday Night Dinner." channel4.com

Prague’s Longtime Chief Rabbi Leaves Colorful And Controversial Legacy

08/27/2014
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When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant political and psychological thriller combining elements of science fiction, alternate history and Jewish mysticism.

Rabbi Karol Sidon stepped down as Prague’s chief rabbi amid reports about his love life. Petr Balajka/Prague Jewish Community

Anti-Semitic Fliers Delivered To Sydney Jewish Neighborhoods

08/26/2014
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Sydney, Australia – Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

Well-Known Turkish Jewish Couple Found Murdered

08/25/2014
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A prominent Turkish Jewish couple were found murdered in their Istanbul home.

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