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Did Barack Obama Have 'Harsh' Phone Chat With Benjamin Netanyahu Over Gaza?

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Did Barack Obama Have 'Harsh' Phone Chat With Benjamin Netanyahu Over Gaza?
U.S. and Israeli officials sharply denied an account of a tense conversation between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Simon Cowell Takes Blowback for $150K IDF Gift

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Celebrity music impresario Simon Cowell is getting blowback for a $150,000 donation to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.Read More


British Supermarket Chain To Stop Carrying West Bank Products

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British Supermarket Chain To Stop Carrying West Bank Products
The largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom has announced that it will cease to sell products sourced in the West Bank by September.Read More


Hamas Reportedly Executes 30 Palestinians Accused of Collaborating With Israel

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Hamas Reportedly Executes 30 Palestinians Accused of Collaborating With Israel
Hamas has executed more than 30 Gazan Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, according to Palestinian news sources.Read More


Jewish World War II Vet Gets Star of David on Gravestone — 50 Years Later

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Jewish World War II Vet Gets Star of David on Gravestone — 50 Years Later
A World War II soldier buried in a national cemetery in Wisconsin now has a Jewish star marking his grave, in place of the Christian cross it bore for almost 50 years.Read More






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