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American Historical Association Rejects Vote On Anti-Israel Resolutions

01/05/2015
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Anti-Israel resolutions presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association did not come up for a vote after members rejected a vote to suspend the group’s by-laws.

HarperCollins Leaves Israel Off Maps In Atlases For Middle East Schools

12/31/2014
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The HarperCollins publishing house has omitted Israel from maps in atlases that it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East.

Alan Gross Released From Cuba

United States has reportedly secured prisoner's release as part of a swap.

12/17/2014
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Five years after he was arrested in Cuba on a charge of providing illegal technical assistance to the country’s small Jewish community, New York-born Alan Gross, who inadvertently became one of the world’s most prominent Jewish political prisoners, is a free man.

Supporters gather at a Dec. 3 rally calling for Gross' release. Getty Images

Ex-Envoy Michael Oren Still Weighing Political Run?

12/17/2014
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Michael Oren has not decided whether he will run in Israel’s upcoming elections, a source close to Israel’s former U.S. ambassador said.

Livni Joins Forces With Labor Party For March Elections

12/17/2014
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Former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said she will run on a joint ticket with the Labor Party in Israel’s upcoming elections.

New Gas Field Discovered Off Israel’s Coast

12/17/2014
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A new natural gas field was discovered off Israel’s Mediterranean coast—the third largest found in Israeli waters.

Shin Bet Nabs Palestinian Terror Cell Planning Tel Aviv Attack

12/17/2014
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Israel’s Shin Bet security service said it thwarted a Palestinian terror cell planning to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv.

Israeli Police Arrest Head Of Anti-Coexistence Group

12/17/2014
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The head of Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation, was arrested.

Joan Rivers Remembers Jewish Groups In Will

12/17/2014
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Joan Rivers in her will left money to several Jewish charitable organizations to which she was connected.

Rabbi David Saperstein Wins Senate Nod For Religious Freedom Post

12/17/2014
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein, a Reform movement leader, for a State Department post.

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