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  • Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for ‘promoting terrorist acts’

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    Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

    Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but said...

  • Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses Marco Rubio

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    The Las Vegas Review-Journal – recently purchased by businessman Sheldon Adelson – endorsed Marco Rubio on Friday.

    The paper said their decision does not represent the Adelson family:

    The RJ met with Sen. Rubio on Oct. 9, two months before the announcement of the newspaper's...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center center urges dismissal of Croatia’s culture minister

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    The Israel-based Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Croatia's government on Friday to dismiss its culture minister, saying he took a disdainful attitude toward Croatian resistance to fascism during World War Two.

    The Jewish human rights group expressed "shock and indignation at...

  • Sanders supporters banned from Tinder after campaigning on dating app

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    Stumping for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tinder is getting some women banned from the online dating app after sending campaign messages to prospective matches.

    Two women - one from Iowa and the other from New Jersey - confirmed to Reuters on Friday...

  • Bernie Sanders, Larry David to appear together on ‘SNL’

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    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will appear with comedian Larry David on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, according to several media outlets.

    Tad Devine, a senior adviser to Sanders, told CNN: “We’ll be live in New York.”

    David, who has portrayed the Vermont...

  • #myLAcommute It’s exciting just to watch time go by

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    I’ve been in Los Angeles for a month. There is so much happening at all times here. It’s exciting just to watch time go by. And people talk to each other more here than in Melbourne. I love this city so much. I hope to be back next year.

    Yucca Street to 96th Street

    #myLAcommute is a project of Zócalo Public Square

  • Satellite images show fuel trucks at North Korea launch site

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    Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past one to two weeks before a rocket launch, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

    North Korea has told U.N. agencies it will launch a rocket carrying what it called...

  • Brazil Hillel feigns closure in bizarre marketing stunt

    1 day ago

    Hillel Rio announced it would not close down just three hours after lamenting that it would, all via its Facebook page.

    Before posting the second “official note,” the campus organization’s branch in Rio de Janeiro drew hundreds of supportive messages hailing the work led by its...

  • Israeli actress, 46, sues fashion boss who replaced her with younger model

    1 day ago

    An Israeli fashion store’s decision to fire Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, 46, as its house model and replace her with a 25-year-old sparked a national debate on women’s rights in that industry.

    Zurer, a Tel Aviv-born actress who had prominent roles in Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film...

  • Lithuanian Jewish leader seeks delay on naming alleged Nazi collaborators

    1 day ago

    The leader of Lithuania’s  Jewish community supported a proposal to delay publishing the names of suspected Holocaust perpetrators out of concern for their families’ reputation and privacy.

    Faina Kukliansky, a former prosecutor and president of the Jewish Community of Lithuania,...

  • Jewish man, 38, killed in Manhattan crane collapse

    1 day ago

    A 38-year-old Jewish man was killed when a construction crane collapsed on his car in Manhattan.

    David Wichs, an immigrant from Prague, in what is now the Czech Republic, was standing outside his parked car on Friday morning when the giant crane collapsed, crushing him to death,...

  • At prayer breakfast, Obama cites rescuers, Jewish fight for civil rights

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    President Barack Obama cited examples of Jews and those who rescued them in a prayer day message calling on Americans to overcome fear and welcome the stranger.

    Obama in remarks Thursday to the annual National Prayer Breakfast cited multiple examples of faith communities working...

  • Poll of Israelis: Hillary leads Trump 41-14

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    Israelis prefer Hillary Clinton as President of the United States over Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, a new poll released on Friday showed.

    According to a poll conducted by Israel’s radio – Reshet Bet, 41 percent of Israelis want...

  • Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

    1 day ago

    Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority three bodies of terrorists who died in a Jerusalem shootout, in which they killed one soldier.

    The bodies of Ahmed Abu al-Ghub, Ahmed Zakarna and Mohammed Kamil from the Jenin area of the West Bank were given to Palestinian...

  • German far-right’s language is close to that of Nazis, Gabriel says

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    Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

    Support for the AfD has jumped amid deepening public unease over Chancellor...

  • Former Nazi, 93, to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

    2 days ago

    A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016.

    A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS guard, whose name has not been released, is fit to stand trial, Agence France Press reported.

  • Etan Patz parents seek reversal of ’04 conviction in murder case

    2 days ago

    The parents of Etan Patz, a Jewish boy who was killed in 1979, are seeking the overturning of a 2004 judgement blaming a pedophile for the boy’s murder — which they claim was perpetrated by a different person.

    Etan’s father, Stan Patz, filed an affidavit on Wednesday morning in...

  • Palestinian killed as Israel hands out West Bank demolition notices

    2 days ago

    A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli troops following the handing out of demolition notices to seven West Bank households that belonged to terrorists.

    The fatality, a male teenager, was shot Friday during riots near Hebron, according to the Ma’an news agency.

    The orders of...

  • Sanders, Clinton in sharp exchange over his Iran policy

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders snapped at one another over Sanders’ Iran policy in their final debate before the New Hampshire primary contest, with Clinton twice suggesting it would endanger Israel.

    The NBC moderators of the debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Mishpatim with Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, Senior Rabbi of the United Hebrew congregation in St.Louis, MO. Rabbi Rosenberg, who has been at United Hebrew since 2004, received her BA in Religion and Culture from Boston University and her M.A.H.L and rabbinical ordination from...

  • Clinton, Sanders take new combative tone into first one-on-one debate

    2 days ago

    Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take an increasingly combative tone into their first one-on-one debate on Thursday, cranking up a fight over who is best suited to lead the party's liberal agenda on the economy and healthcare.

    Five days before...

  • Separate but equal? Egalitarian prayer space at Western Wall makes Israel similar to Iran

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    A plan to create a special prayer space in the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was approved by the Israeli government on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

    While being hailed as a historic landmark for Jewish...

  • How a New Hampshire rabbi opened Hillary Clinton’s heart – in his own words

    2 days ago

    A long-dead Hasidic rabbi reached across the centuries and let Hillary Rodham Clinton speak candidly about belief and self-doubt.

    That, more or less, is the takeaway of the Conservative rabbi who elicited Clinton’s celebrated response at a town hall Wednesday in New Hampshire.

  • UK anti-Semitic incidents down 22% from record number, security monitor says

    2 days ago

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented last year in Britain was lower by 22 percent than the record figure in 2014, the Jewish community’s security umbrella said.

    The Community Security Trust, or CST, counted 924 anti-Semitic incidents in 2015 compared to the 1,179...

  • Mystery solved? Bernie’s Kibbutz revealed

    2 days ago

    The mystery over which kibbutz Bernie Sanders worked on while in Israel, before running for public office, may have been solved on Thursday.

    The Democratic presidential candidate and his brother, Larry Sanders, have said for a while that they have forgotten the name of the...

  • Israeli player speaks up for pope’s Soccer for Peace match

    2 days ago

    An Israeli soccer player recorded a message of support for Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match.

    On Wednesday, the pope launched the second edition of Soccer for Peace featuring all-star players scheduled for May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

    Eran Zahavi...

  • Israel’s opposition leader presents West Bank pullout plan to Kerry

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    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog presented U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with a plan for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank.

    “Israels are killed in the streets and the world advances surreal initiatives and boycotts,” Herzog said in a statement Wednesday....

  • Israel without Hebrew

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    Israel, like the United States, was a nation founded by immigrants. To this day Jews from around the world (or certain parts of it, more precisely) continue to ‘make aliyah’ (immigrate) to begin a new life in the Holy Land.

    A number of challenges await the new immigrant. Brits...

  • Gay conversion therapy active in Israel

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    Conversion therapists who claim they can turn gays to heterosexuals say they have found a haven in Israel.

    An estimated 20 to 30 licensed psychologists and social workers and 50 non-licensed therapists practice some form of conversion therapy in Israel, The Associated Press...

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