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Democrats drafting party platform include critics of Israel, friends of Israel – and a BDS backer

Democrats drafting party platform include critics of Israel, friends of Israel – and a BDS backer

Bernie Sanders tapped Cornel West, who has likened Gaza to "the 'hood" and supports the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, as one of his choices.

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Director Yvan Attal, right, with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Dany Boon during the filming of "The Jews" in Paris. (Courtesy of Wild Bunch Productions)

French Jews react to first screening of buzzy, irreverent comedy on anti-Semitism

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Bob Dylan performing at the Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, March 23, 1975. (Alvan Meyerowitz/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited

On a tour of the Temple Mount, Yehuda Glick shows religious Jews a diagram of the Jewish temple, which once stood where the golden Dome of the Rock stands today in Jerusalem, Sept. 17, 2013. (Christa Case Bryant/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images)

New stage for Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick: The Knesset

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United States

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Trump vs. Clinton: Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law

The daughters of the two presumptive presidential candidates both married Jewish men. Here's how they stack up against each other.

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Israel & Middle East

Young israelis living on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv in protest of high housing prices, Aug. 10, 2011. (Liron Almog/Flash90)

Fearful for economic future, Israelis want Scandinavian-style government, survey shows

Amid relative prosperity, Israelis worry about the future and want more out of their government, according to a forthcoming survey obtained by JTA.

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Brando, Dylan, Other Theater Stars Participate in Seder

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Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks

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State Dept.: Yaalon attack on Kerry ‘offensive’

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World

Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan, fourth from right, leading a march from City Hall to the Auschwitz monument in the Wertheimpark on the national memorial for the victims of the Holocaust in Amsterdam, Jan. 26, 2014. (Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty Images)

Amsterdam to pay Jewish community $11M for Holocaust survivor taxes

The city will compensate the community for having charged returning survivors taxes accrued during their absence.

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The Israelis Behind Coldplay’s Stunning New Video

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Lena Dunham’s ‘Suited’ Is the New LGBTQ Documentary Everyone Needs to See

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Gluten-Free Tahini Halvah Brownies Recipe

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Life & Culture

Leah Gottfried in a scene from the first episode of "Soon by You," a web series she created and directs. (Dignity Entertainment)

Modern Orthodox dating gets a close-up in new web series

"Soon By You" offers an insider look at the insular, high-stakes — and often hilarious — world of courtship among observant Jewish millennials in New York.

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