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The American Jewish community and Israel are both known for their quick response to humanitarian disasters. But daunting obstacles have kept them sidelined from the Syrian civil war.


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Over the past decade, Israel’s trade has more than tripled with Senegal, a predominantly Muslim West African country that is a regional island of stability.

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