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Jewish Delegation to House Grows, Senate Drops by One

Election night brought mixed results for Jewish politicians vying for seats in Congress. In the House of Representatives, the Jewish delegation saw its best results, increasing representation from 19 to 23 seats, including the election of a rare Jewish Republican.

But in the Senate,

Israel Concerned Obama May Push Security Council to Recognize Palestinian State

|U.S. President Barack Obama could be preparing an unpleasant surprise for Israel as his second term draws to an end, most likely in the form of calling on the United Nations Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state, The Wall Street Journal suggested in an editorial published on Tuesday.

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Violence Erupts at Western Wall as Non-Orthodox Jews Hold Prayer

(Michael Bachner/TPS) Clashes broke out at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning during a demonstration and prayer service by some 200 members of the Reform and Conservative

Violent Pro-Palestinian Protesters Storm Pro-Israel Event on UK Campus

Police were summoned to the University College London (UCL) last Thursday evening after pro-Palestinian protesters tried to forcefully shut down a pro-Israel event and trapped attendees in the room.

Hen Mazzig, a former humanitarian affairs officer in the Israeli military, was speaking at an event

Leaked Email Highlights Israel’s Concerns About Clinton Campaign

A new leaked email shows that a speech by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last December left senior Israeli officials worried she might lean toward the Palestinians if elected president.

The latest WikiLeaks disclosures included a number of emails sent by former U.S. Treasury

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New York Times to Obama: Hit Israel Hard

(Arutz Sheva) The New York Times has demanded President Barack Obama use his last months in office to hit Israel hard diplomatically.

Apparently, this is in response to the fact that the

Shimon Peres, Former President and Veteran Israeli Statesman, Dies at 93

Shimon Peres, former president, former prime minister, former defense minister, former foreign minister, former minister of eight other ministries, the last surviving member of Israel’s founding fathers and winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. He was 93.

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Sheldon Adelson Pledges $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

(JNS.org) Republican-Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are pledging $14 million to the Israeli-American community, Israel Hayom reported.

Israeli Satellite Destroyed by Flaw in Rocket Helium System, Probe Shows

The explosion in Florida that destroyed an Israeli satellite in early September was caused by a breach in the helium system mounted on its carrier rocket, Israel Hayom learned Saturday.

The Amos-6 satellite, carrying state-of-the-art communications technology, was destroyed on Sept. 1 when an

RCA Mandates, Rather Than Recommends, That Member Rabbis Use Halachic Prenup

A resolution adopted by the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) now requires “each of its members [to] utilize, in any wedding at which he is the mesader kiddushin (officiant), in addition to a ketubah, a rabbinically-sanctioned prenuptial agreement, where available, that aids in our community’s efforts to ensure the

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Turkey Invades Syria

(Arutz Sheva) Turkey has reportedly struck 63 targets in Syria, in a vengeance attack on ISIS in Jarablus.

Turkey’s army and international coalition forces on Wednesday started an operation to

New Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem Holds Chanukat HaBayit

Thursday, August 11 marked 10 years since Michael Levin z”l, a lone soldier who made aliyah from Philadelphia, was killed fighting in the Second Lebanon War. Michael is remembered by the many American and Israelis he touched, for being small in size, at just over five feet tall, but a giant in his actions, smile

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