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In debate over soldier accused of manslaughter, Netanyahu is straddler in chief

In debate over soldier accused of manslaughter, Netanyahu is straddler in chief

Opinion polls reveal a political logic to Netanyahu’s simultaneous support for Elor Azaria and the army.

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Chinese authorities reportedly crack down on Jewish revival in Kaifeng

Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaking at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 1, 2014. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sheldon Adelson to give up to $25 million to super PAC dedicated to derailing Clinton

Hillary Clinton speaking on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016 and Donald Trump speaking on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.(Paul Morigi/Getty Images, Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Jewish things to watch out for at tonight’s Clinton-Trump debate

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United States

A view of Yankee Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016. (Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Yankee Stadium kippah-grabbing incident has Orthodox fan ‘scared’

The 45-year-old fan said he '"got the runaround" from stadium personnel after reporting that a man sitting behind him snatched his yarmulke and taunted him.

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Israel & Middle East

Jonathan and Esther Pollard after his release from prison, Nov. 20, 2015. (Courtesy of Justice for Jonathan Pollard)

Pollard tells Israel TV: ‘It’s going to take a miracle to bring me home’

In an impromptu interview in New York, Pollard wished his supporters in Israel a "Shanah Tovah," or Happy New Year, ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

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This Jewish biographer is behind Broadway’s hip-hop ‘Hamilton’

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World

Jacques Stuzalft, left, helps unveil a plaque remembering the rescue of Jewish children of Lille, France by local railway workers, at a ceremony held in the northern French city, Sept. 9, 2016. (City of Lille, via Facebook)

A French survivor seeks honors for his Rosh Hashanah rescuers

On the eve of the Jewish New Year in 1942, Jacques Stuzalft, then 10, was led to a train station for deportation to Auschwitz. Now he is working to get recognition for 24 heroes from the SNCF railway firm who saved him and dozens more.

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Life & Culture

Danny Fields, center, without black jacket, with the members of The Ramones. (Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

The Jewish impresario behind the Ramones, the Doors and other rock legends

Danny Fields, who worked with many of the most influential bands of the '60s and '70s, is the subject of a new documentary.

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