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Trump’s defense chief pick said Israel can be a pain, but few in pro-Israel camp seem to care. Why?

Trump’s defense chief pick said Israel can be a pain, but few in pro-Israel camp seem to care. Why?

Gen. James Mattis has come under scrutiny for critical remarks made about Israel, but the right-wing pro-Israel community likes his strong Iran stance.

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Kirk Douglas to celebrate his 100th birthday in star-studded Beverly Hills bash

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United States

A swastika at a children's playground in Brooklyn Heights, New York. (Screenshot from Twitter)

NYPD sees ‘huge spike’ in hate crimes post-election — Jews targeted most

There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, the police said, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents in that nearly monthlong period.

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Israel & Middle East

A gold statue of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taken down at Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Dec. 6, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Mysterious golden Netanyahu statue toppled in Tel Aviv

A sculptor erected a statue of the prime minister and invited people to knock it down.

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Election of Former Klansman is Condemned by Jewish Leaders

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American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall

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Candidates Differ on Israel

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World

The Greek delegation of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project baking challahs in Jerusalem in 2015. (Courtesy of Jewish Women's Renaissance Project)

‘Birthright for moms’ resonates with world’s small Jewish communities

In largely unobservant Greece and Turkey, subsidized Israel trips for Jewish women offer a rare opportunity to connect to the Jewish state.

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Leonard Cohen’s Vacation in Castro’s Cuba

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What Every Grocery Store Gets Wrong About Hanukkah

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Why Israeli Food Is Trending in the US

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Life & Culture

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Burger King Israel introduces doughnut burger for Hanukkah

The SufganiKing is a Whopper with doughnuts, or sufganiyot, in place of buns.

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