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Netanyahu OKs plans for 2,500 West Bank housing units

Netanyahu OKs plans for 2,500 West Bank housing units

"We are building and will continue to build," the Israeli prime minister said in posts on social media.

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La La Land

‘La La Land’ ties record with 14 Oscar nominations, including for music by Jewish composer

President Barack Obama meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after addressing the United Nations 68th General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 24, 2014. (Allan Tannenbaum-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama administration reportedly gave $221M to Palestinians hours before Trump inauguration


President Donald Trump reading the first of three Executive Orders he will sign in the Oval Office, Jan. 23, 2017. (Ron Sachs/Pool/Getty Images)


What Trump can do for Mideast peace on day one

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United States

Spencer Silverman

‘Alt-right’ leader Richard Spencer got punched in the face. Why wasn’t Sarah Silverman happy about that?

The incident sparked an online debate about whether it is ever appropriate to punch someone, even if that person is seen as a neo-Nazi.

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Israel & Middle East

Israeli soldiers smoking during training in northern Israel,
June 14, 2009. (Matanya Tausig/Flash90)

Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, according to the researchers.

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From the JTA Archives


Nazi Paper Hits Portrayal of Christ with Jewish Features


Jewish Funeral Arranged for Jack Ruby; Will Be Buried in Chicago

Front row, left to right, Benjamin R. Epstein, national director of the Anti-Defamation League B'nai B'rith, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and US Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson outside the White House, June 1963. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

ADL Warned of Anti-semitism in ‘radical Right,’ John Birch Society

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Haim Erez hugging the children of Yanush Ben Gal in Kazan, Sept. 4, 2016. (Limmud FSU)

Tehran Holocaust refugees generating new interest amid global migrant crisis

Largely eclipsed by the horrors of the death camps, the fate of 800 Polish Jewish refugees who sought refuge in Asia is the subject of two documentaries and two recent events in Russia.

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The Black Newspaper That Championed Jewish Hair


The Jewish Feminist Rabbi’s Take on Trump’s Inauguration


How to Cook a Shabbat Dinner When You Are a Vegetarian But Your Guests Are Not

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Life & Culture

Robert Kraft

Super Bowl to feature both teams with Jewish owners for second time in 5 years

Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots is a veteran of the big game, while Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons will be making his debut as a Super Bowl owner.

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