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Netanyahu formally announces reconciliation deal with Turkey

Netanyahu formally announces reconciliation deal with Turkey

The family of an Israeli soldier whose body is being held by Hamas in Gaza rejected the deal, saying Netanyahu acted in opposition to promises that the deal would return their son's body and that of another soldier.

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Gazans mark the fifth anniversary of the Mavi Marmara Gaza flotilla at the Gaza City seaport on May 31, 2015. (Aaed Tayeh/Flash90)

Israel, Turkey reportedly reach reconciliation deal

Writer Calvin Trillin, center, interviewing John Lewis in Birmingham, Ala., as the Freedom Riders were boarding the bus for Montgomery in 1961. (LIFE Images Collection)

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JUNE 24: A TV reporter pose with a Great Britain flag at the Frankfurt Stock exchange the day after a majority of the British population voted for leaving the European Union on June 24, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Many prominent corporate CEOs and leading economists have warned that a Brexit would have strongly negative consequences for the British economy and repercussions across Europe as well. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

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United States

Attorney David Friedman, left, exiting the Federal Building with Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump. right, following their appearance in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 25, 2010. (Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg News)

Donald Trump would let Israel decide on Palestinian state, says adviser

The candidate would retreat from the longstanding American commitment to establish a Palestinian state if elected president, Dave Friedman told Haaretz.

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Israel & Middle East

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas posing for photographs at the European Parliament in Brussels, June 23, 2016. (Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images)

Abbas walks back claim that Israeli rabbis called to poison Palestinian water

The Palestinian Authority leader also “rejected all claims that accuse him and the Palestinian people of offending the Jewish religion," and "condemned all accusations of anti-Semitism.”

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Joe Goldblatt, a Texan who gained Scottish citizenship in July, campaigns for Scottish independence in Edinburgh. (Ben Sales)

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World

People reacting to a regional EU referendum result at the Leave.EU campaign's referendum party at Millbank Tower in London, England, June 23, 2016. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

British Jewish leaders keep mum on wisdom of Brexit

With the notable exception of London Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard, few offered an opinion on whether or not leaving the EU is a good idea.

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Life & Culture

Camp JRF has embraces diversity since its founding, with activities that rarely divide up the boys and the girls. (Courtesy of Camp JRF)

Summer camps open bunks to transgender Jews

Accommodations range from gender-neutral bathrooms to "every gender" bunks to activities that don't divide up the boys and the girls.

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