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Israeli president consoles Turkey on airport attack, embraces renewed ties

Israeli president consoles Turkey on airport attack, embraces renewed ties

The Istanbul attack, which has killed at least 41 and injured more than 230, came hours after Israel and Turkey signed a reconciliation deal ending a six-year break in diplomatic relations.

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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This picture obtained from the Ilhas News Agency shows ambulances and police intervening next to injured people lying on the ground, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit the Turkey's biggest airport of Ataturk in Istanbul, on June 28, 2016. 
At least 10 people were killed in a suicide attack at the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, June 28, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)

Istanbul airport terror attack kills 41, injures at least 230; no Israeli casualties reported

Congressman Jerry Nadler speaking at the GIMD Town Hall at Jungle City Studios in New York City, Oct. 14, 2015.  (Mike Coppola/WireImage for NARAS)

Veteran NY Rep. Jerrold Nadler handily defeats gay, Jewish primary challenger

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

Israel’s Security Cabinet approves Turkey reconciliation deal

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United States

Eve Goldberg, whose son died of an opioid overdose in 2013, now runs an organization in his memory that seeks to create a community of young adults recovering from addiction. (Ben Sales)

Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic

"A lot of the rabbis are more familiar with it," says one activist. "You can't say anymore that it doesn't exist in our community."

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Israel & Middle East

Freinds and family attend the funeral of Esti Weinstein at the Yarkon cemetery in Tel Aviv, June 28, 2016. (Avi Dishi/Flash90)

Hundreds turn out for Israel funeral of ex-Hasid who apparently killed herself

Esti Weinstein’s body and a suicide note were discovered in her car at a beach in Ashdod a week after she went missing. Weinstein, 50, had written a memoir about growing up in the Gur Hasidic sect.

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

Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

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World

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, outside the Houses of Parliament in London after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, June 24, 2016. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader

A divide within Labour or the Conservatives could encourage xenophobia, a prospect the Jewish community finds worrisome.

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Sushi Has Officially Taken Over the Kosher Food Scene

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Life & Culture

Clockwise from top left: Fran Drescher ( ), Larry Kramer (Courtesy of HBO), Rabbi Steven Greenberg in 2014 (Wikimedia Commons), Jazz Jennings (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Trevor Project).

9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, here are nine of the most influential Jews who have helped make LGBTQ issues visible — and are still working to enact change.

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