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Poll: Most Israelis See A Crisis In U.S.-Israel Ties

12/17/2014
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The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/08/2014
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Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

DC Synagogue Fires Rabbi In ‘Peeping Tom’ Case

12/02/2014
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Washington - The Modern Orthodox synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel presided over for 25 years has fired him after he was charged with spying on naked women as they prepared for a ritual Jewish bath.

Coalition Rift Has Israel Heading Toward Early Elections

12/02/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel may be heading to early elections, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid accused of each other of fomenting a coalition crisis.

D.C. Rabbis, Imams Hold Summit To Strengthen Ties

11/26/2014
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Some 60 rabbis and imams in the Washington area agreed to hold events together during a summit designed to strengthen ties between mosques and congregations.

Teacher Jailed For Sex Abuse At Aussie Jewish School Deported To U.S.

11/26/2014
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 An Orthodox Jewish teacher was deported to the United States after serving a jail sentence for sexually abusing four boys at a Jewish school in Melbourne more than two decades ago.

Recognizing Palestine Wouldn’t Promote Peace, Dutch FM Says

11/26/2014
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The Netherlands will not recognize Palestinian statehood right now because it would not help restart peace talks with Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said.

Theater Company At D.C. JCC Ending Mideast Festival

11/26/2014
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Theatre J, which operates under the auspices of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, canceled an annual festival following criticism by donors and funders against the showing of controversial Israeli plays.

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs In Israel ‘Must Be Vanquished’

11/24/2014
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The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

Prisoner Suing For Kosher Food Notes Weight Loss In Amended Complaint

11/19/2014
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A death-row inmate in Connecticut suing the state because he has not been provided kosher food filed an amended complaint noting that he has lost 50 pounds as a result of eating inadequate food.

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