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Bill to legalize West Bank outposts on Palestinian land passes first reading in Knesset

Bill to legalize West Bank outposts on Palestinian land passes first reading in Knesset

The bill, which the attorney general maintains is in violation of local and international law, must pass two more readings to become a law.

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Stephen Bannon at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 31, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jewish, progressive groups bring Congress 1M signatures opposing Trump’s Bannon appointment

Posters promoting the white supremacist group American Vanguard were found at Emerson College in Boston. (Screenshot from Twitter)

White supremacist, neo-Nazi posters hung at Emerson College

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Size matters: How a ‘largest menorah’ tiff landed two rabbis in Jewish court

For years, two Chabad rabbis have each laid claim to erecting the "World's Largest Menorah."

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Israel & Middle East

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New York, Sept. 21, 2015. (Bobby Bank/WireImage/Getty Images)

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate promises standards for conversion rabbis and to count Ivanka Trump as Jewish

Israel's two chief rabbis announced they would convene a meeting next week to determine the standards.

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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

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Manuel Valls, second from left, hosting a delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis at his office in May 2015. (Eli Itkin/Conference of European Rabbis)

In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust

A hardliner who's married to a Jewish woman and has called anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, the French prime minister's candidacy has changed the race for many Jews.

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Former porn star Jenna Jameson plans to move to Israel

Jameson will move into the Herzliya home of fiancé Lior Bitton.

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