Kosher Smart Phone Arrives as Ultra-Orthodox Tech Taboo Shifts

‘Kosher’ smart phones with a rabbinic stamp of approval are being marketed to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox. But don’t expect to surf the web — or even to make phone calls.

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Israel Forges Close Ties With Azerbaijan — Both Eye Iran

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has forged closer and more open ties with Israel. The nations are drawn together by oil, arms, tech — and a shared fear of Iran.

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Joe Biden Will Speak at J Street Conference

Vice President Joe Biden will speak at J Street conference. It’s a surprising coup for the dovish pro-Israel group, which refused to back the White House plan to strike Syria.

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Israel Pushes for Boost in U.S. Aid to More Than $3B a Year

Israel already receives the biggest U.S. military aid package of any foreign nation. Eying myriad Mideast threats, it’s pushing for an increase to more than $3 billion a year.

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Norman Lamm’s Mental Health Prompts Y.U. Abuse Judge To Order Evaluation

Former Y.U. Chancellor Norman Lamm has been ordered to take a competency exam before being deposed in the ongoing abuse lawsuit. But how easy is it to establish his mental acuity?

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