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Why planting more trees in Israel is a bad idea right now

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Why planting more trees in Israel is a bad idea right now

Replanting the forests after the fires would do irreversible damage to Israel's already weakened ecosystem, writes a top Israeli environmentalist.

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Bob Dylan sending acceptance speech to be read at Nobel ceremony

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking by video to the Saban Forum in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2016. (Screenshot from YouTube)

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Netanyahu will take up ‘bad’ Iran deal with President Trump

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‘Alt-right’ leader Richard Spencer: ‘Heil Trump’ at supremacist event was fun, exuberance

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United States

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Keith Ellison would be a ‘disaster’ as DNC head, Haim Saban says

The major Democratic donor's broadside underscores how the Minnesota congressman's campaign for party leader could erode relations with establishment Jewish groups.

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Israel & Middle East

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How Israel is courting tourists from India and China

From celebrity endorsements to ad campaigns, the Israeli government is doubling down on its efforts to woo visitors from Asia.

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Women of the Wall members bringing Torahs to the Western Wall, Nov. 2, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall

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Candidates Differ on Israel

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After Israel’s deadly fire, mourning, vows to rebuild and finger pointing

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World

Austrian Freedom Party leader Norbert Hofer, shown in Nov. 2014. (Wikimedia Commons)

Far-right Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer loses Austrian presidential bid

Many Austrian Jews, one of Europe's smallest communities with 8,000 members, warned Hofer's popularity might lead the far right in Europe to a significant victory.

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Why Israeli Food Is Trending in the US

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The Basketball Victory That Changed Israel Forever

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Aly Raisman Takes Down Body-Shamers Who Thought She Was ‘Too Bulky’

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Life & Culture

Actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy Dimitri

The couple also have a two-year-old daughter, Wyatt.

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