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Abbas walks back claim that Israeli rabbis called to poison Palestinian water

Abbas walks back claim that Israeli rabbis called to poison Palestinian water

The Palestinian Authority leader also “rejected all claims that accuse him and the Palestinian people of offending the Jewish religion," and "condemned all accusations of anti-Semitism.”

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Former Congressman Howard Berman, left, and Cornel West, at right, listening to testimony at a Democratic Party platform drafting committee hearing in Washington, D.C., June 9 2016. (Ron Kampeas)

Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JUNE 24: A TV reporter pose with a Great Britain flag at the Frankfurt Stock exchange the day after a majority of the British population voted for leaving the European Union on June 24, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Many prominent corporate CEOs and leading economists have warned that a Brexit would have strongly negative consequences for the British economy and repercussions across Europe as well. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

The Brexit: Six things you need to know

Attorney David Friedman, left, exiting the Federal Building with Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump. right, following their appearance in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 25, 2010. (Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg News)

Donald Trump would let Israel decide on Palestinian state, says adviser

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United States

The "Looking for a Wife" advertisement Arthur Brooks bought for his son in the Coeur d’Alene Press, June 18, 2016 (Screenshot)

Jewish dad takes out full-page newspaper ad seeking wife for middle-aged son

Baron Brooks was unaware of the ad, which he called "embarrassing," but is allowing his ailing father to go ahead with interviewing potential wives.

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Israel & Middle East

Herzl and Zehava Shaul have no definitive proof that their son died after he was captured by Hamas on July 20, 2014 in Gaza City. (Ben Sales)

Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal must include return of 2 soldiers’ remains, parents say

The deal would normalize relations between Israel and Turkey six years after ties turned icy in the aftermath of the deadly Mavi Marmara incident in 2010.

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Joe Goldblatt, a Texan who gained Scottish citizenship in July, campaigns for Scottish independence in Edinburgh. (Ben Sales)

Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

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Michelin Map Puts Haifa in Jordan

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First Sheep Airlift to Israel

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World

People reacting to a regional EU referendum result at the Leave.EU campaign's referendum party at Millbank Tower in London, England, June 23, 2016. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

British Jewish leaders keep mum on wisdom of Brexit

With the notable exception of London Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard, few offered an opinion on whether or not leaving the EU is a good idea.

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Sushi Has Officially Taken Over the Kosher Food Scene

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The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called ‘Not Nice’

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Life & Culture

Camp JRF has embraces diversity since its founding, with activities that rarely divide up the boys and the girls. (Courtesy of Camp JRF)

Summer camps open bunks to transgender Jews

Accommodations range from gender-neutral bathrooms to "every gender" bunks to activities that don't divide up the boys and the girls.

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