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‘Always Smiling’ and Dedicated to Israel, Soldier From New Jersey Killed in Grenade Blast

Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen from New Jersey killed in a grenade explosion in the Golan Heights on Sunday, was a “wonderful, funny, sweet kid who was always smiling,” according to a family friend.

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The Jewish Twittersphere Saw That Trump-Pence Logo — and Said ‘Oy Vey’

On Friday, Donald Trump’s campaign rolled out a new logo befitting his announcement that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be running for vice president on the GOP ticket. Now, the Trump campaign is maybe wishing it had given it a second look.

Jewish Republicans Slip Into Crisis Mode as Donald Trump’s Convention Looms

Lew Eisenberg, a New Jersey investor and longtime political fundraiser, serves as finance chair of Trump Victory, the main fundraising arm of the Trump campaign. He holds the same position for the Republican National Committee.

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Jewish Settlers Build West Bank Hotels To Attract Christian Tourist Dollars — and Support

Shiloh, West Bank — On a Thursday in June, a group of Christian tourists from San Jose, California, stood in a shady grove in Shiloh, a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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