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Israeli Cabinet OKs appointment of Avigdor Liberman as defense minister

Israeli Cabinet OKs appointment of Avigdor Liberman as defense minister

The unanimous approval following a compromise reached on security updates for ministers gives the Netanyahu government a much more comfortable 12-seat majority.

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Bernie Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection

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Crash kills three workers at Jewish camp in Pennsylvania

The two men and a woman were seasonal workers at Camp Shoshanim, a summer camp for modern Orthodox girls associated with New Jersey Y Camps.

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Israel & Middle East

Mohammed Dahlan gesturing during an interview at his office in Abu Dhabi, Sept. 16, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab states have reportedly hand-picked Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas

The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are said to be planning a major Palestinian power shift.

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Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs left and police representatives at Grand Cafe Rimon in Amsterdan on May 24, 2016. (Cnaan-Liphshiz)

Amsterdam kosher restaurant stabbing not a hate crime, police say

Leaders and members of the Dutch Jewish community gathered at the eatery where a seemingly deranged assailant moderately wounded a woman to show their support.

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Life & Culture

Nihar Janga, left, and Jairam Hathwar are co-champions of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee held in National Harbor, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Spelling bee champ nails obscure Yiddish word en route to victory

Thirteen-year-old Jairam Hathwar correctly spelled "chremslach" during the final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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