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Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist who fiercely defended Israel, is dead at 68

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist who fiercely defended Israel, is dead at 68

The Pulitizer Prize-winner wrote earlier this month that he had an aggressive form of cancer and had weeks to live.

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Life & Culture

Non-religious Israelis can now ask for Shabbat days off

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Israel & Middle East

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World

In Sweden, Jews and Muslims united around Israeli flags at a gay pride parade

Malmo, a city notorious for its anti-Semitism, has seen several small-scale interfaith efforts try to improve the situation.

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