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Alan Gross Says Goodbyes To Family During Prison Visit

08/05/2014
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Washington — The family of Alan Gross said the State Department contractor jailed in Cuba has made his goodbyes.

Obama Signs Iron Dome Extra Funds Bill

08/05/2014
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Washington — President Obama signed into law a bill allocating $225 million in additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

Netanyahu: Gaza Op To Continue

Palestinians present truce demands, including an end to blockade and reconstruction.

08/04/2014
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Jerusalem — The Israeli army is nearing the end of its tunnels operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, but the Gaza operation is not over.

Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (R) and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz in July. Courtesy of Israeli government

Shooting Of Soldier In Eastern Jerusalem Seen As Terror Attack

08/04/2014
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Jerusalem — An Israeli soldier in uniform waiting at an eastern Jerusalem bus stop was shot in the stomach in what police said was likely a terror attack.

Eric Cantor Yields The Floor, One Final Time

08/04/2014
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Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, gave his final speech in that capacity yesterday.

Rabbi, Congregant Attacked In Malmo Days After Synagogue Vandalized

08/04/2014
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The Hague, Netherlands — A rabbi from the Swedish city of Malmo was attacked by men who hurled objects at him from a car and used anti-Semitic pejoratives.

Missing Israeli Soldier Declared Dead

08/03/2014
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Hadar Goldin, the Israeli soldier who was thought to have been captured by Hamas fighters last Friday, was declared dead.

Showing Some Skin For The Troops

07/31/2014
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Some support Israel’s troops with prayer; others support them by raising money. But some are supporting the troops by showing a little skin.

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Obama Nominates Saperstein As Religious Freedom Ambassador

07/28/2014
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President Obama announced today that he will nominate Rabbi David Saperstein, longtime director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, as the State Department’s Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

Florida State U. Prof Dan Markel Slain In Home Shooting

07/21/2014
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Dan Markel, a law professor at Florida State University, died after being shot in his home.

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