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A year after Gaza war, border communities are growing

A year after Gaza war, border communities are growing

Last year at this time, the border areas were being pummeled with missiles. This year they are welcoming new residents.

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein vowed to rebuild the night a four-alarm fire on July 11, 2011 at New York's Kehilath Jeshurun caused the synagogue’s roof to collapse and severely damaged the building’s top floors. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

For first time in 100 years, outsider tapped to lead Looksteins’ N.Y. shul

Avi Ram's winning entry in the camouflage challenge during the current season of "Skin Wars." (Courtesy of Game Show Network)

‘Skin Wars’ contestant Avi Ram brings Israeli army training to body painting

Kanye West performs during the closing ceremony on Day 16 of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games on July 26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kanye West to perform in Israel

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