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When Israeli Brashness Goes Too Far

02/25/2015
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Israelis don’t exactly have a reputation of being polite. But even in a country known for its rudeness, some things cross the line.

German Jewish Magazine To Hide Publication’s Name In Deliveries

02/25/2015
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A monthly Jewish magazine in Germany said it will deliver copies to subscribers in blank envelopes as a response to recent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe.

Comptroller’s Report: Netanyahu Family Spent Excessively With Public Funds

02/18/2015
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be facing a criminal investigation following a government report that said he and his family spent public funds excessively on personal items.

Israeli Producers Vying To Bring Taylor Swift To Tel Aviv

02/17/2015
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Jerusalem — Taylor Swift reportedly has been offered as much as $2.5 million to perform in Tel Aviv.

Taylor Swift. Wikimedia Commons

Rockets Hit Jewish Welfare Center In Ukraine Without Exploding

02/11/2015
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Two rockets hit the building housing a Jewish social welfare center in the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk but did not explode.

Madoff Victims Receive New Payout Totaling $355.8 Million

02/11/2015
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Victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme will receive another $355.8 million, bringing the total recovered to over $10.5 billion, with more than $7.2 billion paid out.

Pew Survey: Europe’s Jewish Population Has Plummeted In Recent Decades

02/11/2015
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Europe has lost more than half its Jewish population since 1960, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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