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Mysterious golden Netanyahu statue ‘toppled’ in Tel Aviv

Mysterious golden Netanyahu statue ‘toppled’ in Tel Aviv

The appearance of the five-foot-tall statue led news reports on Tuesday morning and created lively debate on Facebook. Some referred to it as a "golden calf," many stopped to take selfies with it.

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The Jewish Museum in Berlin (Adam Carr/Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Director of Polish Cultural Institute in Berlin fired, some say over too much focus on Jewish topics

Nazi-themed graffiti was found in the town of Wellsville, New York, the same day Donald Trump won the presidential election, Nov. 9, 2016. (Twitter)

NYPD sees ‘huge spike’ in hate crimes post-election — Jews targeted most

The Greek delegation of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project baking challahs in Jerusalem in 2015. (Courtesy of Jewish Women's Renaissance Project)

‘Birthright for moms’ resonates with world’s small Jewish communities

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United States

Rep. Keith Ellison testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2014. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jewish head of teachers union defends Keith Ellison

Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers praised the congressman, who is running to head the Democratic National Committee, as "an agent of change."

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Israel & Middle East


Trees aflame in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Nov. 25, 2016. (Gili Yaari /Flash90)


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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From the JTA Archives

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


Candidates Differ on Israel


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

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Corbyn Terezin

Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn visits former Nazi camp at Terezin

"Never forget," tweeted Corbyn, who has been accused of doing too little to curb rampant anti-Semitism among party members and lawmakers.

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What Every Grocery Store Gets Wrong About Hanukkah


Why Israeli Food Is Trending in the US


The Basketball Victory That Changed Israel Forever

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Life & Culture

Amar'e Stoudemire speaking at a press conference in Jerusalem, August 8, 2016. (Flash90)

Amar’e Stoudemire’s son, barred from Israeli youth basketball, invited to try baseball

The baseball association's president suggested to the ex-NBA star and his wife that Deuce Stoudemire, 12, could make the transition "even more successfully" than Michael Jordan.

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