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All Ashkenazi Jews Should Test For Cancer Gene, Study Says

New research challenges current practice of only testing those with a family history.

09/11/2014
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All Ashkenazi women aged 30 and over should undergo screening for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, a new study says.

U.N. Fiji Peacekeepers Released On Golan

09/11/2014
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The 45 United Nations Fiji peacekeepers that have been held captive by a Syrian rebel group since last month were released.

U.N. To Investigate Israel’s Targeting Of Its Gaza Schools, Ban Says

09/10/2014
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Jerusalem — The United Nations is preparing to investigate the targeting of its schools in Gaza during Israel’s recent operation in Gaza, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an Arabic newspaper.

Gush Bloc Land May Not End Up In Israeli Hands

Palestinians said to be planning appeals of ‘state land’ designation on West Bank; was move political or administrative?

09/10/2014
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Israel’s decision to declare nearly 1,000 acres within the Gush Etzion Jewish settlement bloc “state land” was condemned by Peace Now last week as the largest seizure of Palestinian land in 30 years. But a further examination reveals it is not a fait accompli and may not even all be Palestinian land.

Children seen playing in the streets of the settlement of Gvaot on Tuesday. Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Questions Over Outpouring Of Gaza War Philanthropy

As U.S. donations to Israel soar, are other causes at risk?

09/10/2014
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The outpouring of money seemed extraordinary, even by Hamptons’ standards.

It was Shabbos morning, Aug. 9, the Gaza war was raging and Rabbi Marc Schneier, spiritual leader of The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, took to the bima for an impromptu appeal.

Israelis run for cover in the coastal city of Ashkelon during the recent Gaza war. Getty Images

How Does Shin Bet Recruit Spies?

Video blogger Aaron Herman speaks with Israeli director Nadav Schirman The Green Prince, a real-life thriller about one of Israel's most prized intelligence sources.

Death Of Palestinian Teen Spurs Rising Violence

09/08/2014
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Jerusalem — Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian teenager who was shot a week earlier by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

Beit Shemesh Removes Partition Between Secular, Haredi Students

09/05/2014
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The Israeli city of Beit Shemesh ordered the removal of a wall that had been set up inside a local elementary school to separate secular and Orthodox students.

Plans For Eastern Jerusalem Arab Neighborhood Include 2,200 Housing Units

09/04/2014
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A Jerusalem committee approved a plan to develop an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, including building 2,200 housing units.

Chasing The Diplomatic Horizon

In wake of Gaza war, is there a new opening?

09/03/2014
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Tel Aviv — Seven weeks of war have left behind large swathes of Gaza City destroyed and thousand of Palestinian casualties. In Israel, dozens of soldiers died, thousands of residents fled their homes and polls show that Israelis believe that the cease-fire reached last week will eventually give way to a new war.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: New alliance? Getty Images
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