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Perry Brings Support for Israel, Christian Zeal, to GOP Race

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To some conservative Jews, Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make an excellent presidential candidate. He’s been to Israel more than any other candidate in the field and has said he loves it. And Perry creates jobs.Read More


Heartless Thieves Steal Teddy Bears From Function

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Thieves stole teddy bear centerpieces from a brit while the guests were eating at the catered affair.Read More


Thousands Protest in Smaller Israeli Cities

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Tens of thousands of Israelis marched in social justice protests in smaller Israeli cities and in cities on the periphery.Read More


American Development Expert Kidnapped in Pakistan

By Forward Staff

V The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan identified the victim as Warren Weinstein, and said he works for an Arlington, Va. agency. He was said to be in his 60s.Read More


U.S. Threatens To Cut Off Gaza Humanitarian Aid

The U.S. State Department threatened to withdraw more than $100 million in aid to Gaza if Hamas leaders do not end demands to audit American charities working there.Read More


Israel's Ambassador Attends White House Ramadan Dinner

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Israeli ambassador Michael Oren attended the annual White House dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.Read More


Israel Protests Plan To Fan Out Across Country

By Ilan Lior (Haaretz)

Protests will spread to other cities.Read More


Israeli Ambassador Tells Jewish Dems To Fight Statehood Bid

By JTA

Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, told Jewish Democrats that Israel needs “all hands on deck” ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood.Read More


Ohio Shuts Down Trade Office in Israel

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The State of Ohio’s Department of Development is closing its trade office in Israel.Read More





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