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Robert Shillman heads a publicly traded American technology company called Cognex Corp with a market value of $4 billion. He also says he is a big supporter of last Sunday’s Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas that was attacked by two gunmen who opened fire before being shot dead by police.


Only Palestinian Quits Israeli Muslim Outreach Program

A controversial Jerusalem program that aims to educate American Muslims about Judaism, Israel and Zionism has lost its sole Palestinian member.

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Ayelet Shaked will be flexing her political muscles and Moshe Kahlon has the most to win or lose. Nathan Guttman offers a primer on Israel’s new cabinet.


Amid Asian Influx, Brandeis Sticks With Jewish Identity

(JTA) — When Jeff Wang was applying to U.S. colleges more than two years ago from his home near Shanghai, Brandeis University was a top choice.


Ultra-Orthodox Celebrate Rollback of Israel Draft Law

Ultra-Orthodox leaders have convinced Benjamin Netanyahu to roll back laws that would have required all Israelis to serve in the military. Yeshiva students are celebrating their victory — as secular opponents fume over perceived injustice.

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