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Democrats seek unity on Israel, but cracks begin to show

Democrats seek unity on Israel, but cracks begin to show

Some delegates for Bernie Sanders would like to see America’s sympathies shift from robust support of Israel to outspoken opposition to the oppression of Palestinians.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) speaks as Comedian/actress Sarah Silverman speaks looks on during the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

How Sarah Silverman delivered the Democratic convention’s defining one-liner

"To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people," she said, "you’re being ridiculous.”

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Israel & Middle East

A man holds up his cell phone with a screen shot of the Pokemon Go game as a woman searches on her cell phone for a Pokemon in front of the White House in Washington, DC, July 12, 2016. ( Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images)

While fishing for Pokemon, Israeli teen collapses in Mediterranean

Assaf Ben Guzi of Ashdod told Israeli TV that he caught the Wartortle Pokemon before losing consciousness.

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Deadly attack on French church is attack against all religions, European Jewish Congress says

Two assailants who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State killed an 84-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person before being shot dead by police.

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Life & Culture


Gideon Grossman says he gets a rush from busking in front of strangers. (Screenshot from YouTube)


This Jewish drummer, 24, is busking up the California coast to stomp out Crohn’s disease

Gideon Grossman, a former New Jersey day school student, wants to raise $10,000 for research into a cure for the inflammatory bowel disease found in high rates of Ashkenazi Jews.

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