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One Third of Israelis at Risk of Poverty

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One-third of Israelis are at risk of poverty, a new report shows.Read More


Netanyahu Backs Parts of 'No Occupation' Report

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask his Cabinet to approve some of the conclusions of a report that says that West Bank settlements are legal under international law.Read More


Hadassah Hospital Unveils 19-Story Tower

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A state-of-the-art, 19-floor tower was dedicated at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.Read More


Michael Bloomberg Gives $10M to Moderates

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New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said on Tuesday he would commit at least $10 million ahead of the Nov. 6 election to support moderate candidates who share his support for gun control, same-sex marriage and education reform.Read More


Anti-Semitic Hungary Party Attack Roma

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Blaming Roma for everything from petty crime to trash on the streets, thousands of supporters of the far-right opposition Jobbik party rallied in Hungary on Wednesday in the eastern city of Miskolc.Read More


George McGovern Near Death in Hospice

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Former U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is “no longer responsive” and surrounded by family at a hospice center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, his family said on Wednesday.Read More


Islamic Radicalism Flourishes in Gaza

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A major Israeli attack on Gaza would not curb growing extremism in the Palestinian enclave, with the ruling Islamist group Hamas itself struggling to quell radicalism, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday.Read More


Jewish Groups Pull Out of Interfaith Meeting

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Jewish groups pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.Read More


Anat Hoffman Arrested for Singing at Western Wall

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Jerusalem police arrested the leader of Women of the Wall for singing at the Western Wall.Read More


Israel Counted Calories in Gaza Blockade Study

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Israel calculated the number of calories Palestinians would need to avoid malnutrition under its blockade of the Gaza Strip, according to a study which the Supreme Court forced the government to release.Read More





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