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Ashdod Synagogue Hit By Rocket From Gaza, 3 Injured

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An Ashdod synagogue was hit by a rocket Friday afternoon, injuring three people lightly.Read More


75 Percent of Israeli Jews Oppose Intermarriage, New Poll Says

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Three-quarters of Israeli Jews and nearly two-thirds of Israeli Arabs would not marry someone from a different religion, according to a poll.Read More


Helen Bamber, British Jewish Human Rights Activist, Dies at 89

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Jewish Human rights activist Helen Bamber, who founded organizations to help victims of torture and violence, has died at 89.Read More


CBS To Adapt 'Friday Night Dinner,' British Sitcom About Jewish Family

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CBS will adapt a British sitcom about a Jewish family, called “Friday Night Dinner.”Read More


Hamas Executes 18 People Accused of Collaborating With Israel

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Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to be killed in the six-week war.Read More


Oregon Teenager Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 11 Years in Swastika Attack

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An Oregon teenager pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday for taking part in an attack on a friend who was beaten, forced to eat cat feces and had a swastika carved into his forehead, prosecutors said.Read More


Giant Palestine Flag Draped on New York Bridge Under Investigation

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New York City detectives were searching on Thursday for activists suspected of unfurling a massive Palestine flag over the side of an East River bridge during a march in support of Palestinians in Gaza, police said.Read More


Jewish Student at Temple University Punched At Pro-Palestinian Group's Booth

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A Jewish student at Temple University was punched in the face by someone manning an informational booth for Students for Justice in Palestine.Read More


Gaza Residents Suffering From Severe Water Shortage Due to Conflict

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Gaza residents are suffering from a severe water shortage as a result of the ongoing conflict there.Read More


Australian Jewish School Evacuated By Bomb Scare

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Students at a Jewish school in Melbourne were evacuated amid a bomb scare.Read More





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