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WATCH: 50 Reasons to love Tel Aviv (and never, ever leave)

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50 reasons why Tel Aviv is the greatest place on earth.

Behind the BDS curtain: 10 years ago, Israel ignored Barghouti’s movement. Not anymore.

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In recent years, no three letters have inspired more passion or pain across America’s college campuses than BDS.

Family legacy continues at Yeshiva, times five: A story of Modern Orthodoxy in America

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Two columns of Yeshiva University graduates — one of young women, in blow-outs and stilettos; and one of young men, the knots of their skinny ties peeking out above their robes — filed into Prudential Center, home arena of the New Jersey Devils, on May 17. They whooped and hooted, smiled in mock surprise, waved to their parents in the stands, pumped fists, blew kisses.

Israel trip aims to broaden minds of UCLA student leaders

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\"In some senses, you’re more on the front lines than I am,” a seasoned Israeli peace negotiator told a roomful of UCLA student leaders. “I have a lot of sympathy for your position.”

At a breaking point in Turkey: Should Jews stay or should we go?

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The gold and gray city of Istanbul spent Valentine’s Day bracing for snow. Under angry clouds, Turkish couples huddled around tabletops in the cafe quarter of Ortakoy, a historically posh neighborhood along the Bosphorus Strait.

A day at the polls in Tel Aviv

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Election Day is always a national holiday in Israel. School and work are canceled; cafes, sidewalks and shopping centers bust at the seams. But...

Israeli-Arab Joint List candidate Aida Touma-Suliman is about to make history

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Aida Touma-Suliman, the 50-year-old Palestinian woman poised to win a seat in Israeli parliament tomorrow, is sick of talking. The campaign trail is unfamiliar territory...

Yesh Atid candidate Ruth Calderon, secular Talmudist, stands up to the Rabbinate

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Yair Lapid, head of the two-year-old Israeli political party <a href="http://www.yeshatid.org.il/?languagecode=en ">Yesh Atid, needed a fellow candidate to open for his late-morning campaign speech at...

Meretz underdog candidate Gaby Lasky struggles to keep Israeli Left alive

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For years, the word Meretz has been synonymous in the Israeli lexicon with the country's mainstream Left. It brings to mind your average, secular...

In Israel, Netanyahu’s rival campaigns on U.S. Congress controversy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to the United States Congress regarding Iranian nuclear ambitions — one of the most talked-about, divisive and politicized events in the recent history of U.S.-Israel relations — has also become a key talking point for Netanyahu’s top competitor back home.

Tel Aviv street artist Dede re-designs the Dolphinarium

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Like most abandoned buildings in Tel Aviv, the beachfront Dolphinarium has long been a magnet for graffiti, both amateur and pro. But local street...

Family of Toveet Radcliffe, young Black Hebrew soldier found dead on IDF base, searching...

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Israel's tight-knit Black Hebrew community, a population of around 3,000 American citizens who see Israel as their true homeland, <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/spiritual_leader_of_the_african_hebrew_israelites_dies ">just lost spiritual leader...

Operation Passover: Israeli Rabbi smuggles matzah to Syria’s Jews

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By the morning of Feb. 19, Rabbi Abraham Haim had collected more than 300 pounds of Jerusalem-made matzah for delivery to Syria.

Will Israel’s achievement gap stall the start-up nation?

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On a foggy hilltop in Israel’s far north, near the Sea of Galilee, around 130 Orthodox Jewish boys sleep in rows of bungalows at the Kfar Zeitim farm-turned-yeshiva.

Rahat’s week from Hell

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Mayor Talal Al Krenawi was tired. He’d been in and out of media interviews, meetings, mourning circles and angry phone calls for days.

Why there’s no Charlie Hebdo in Israel

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In the hours that followed the deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, cartoonists around the world paid tribute in the best way they knew how: through their own sketches.

Israelis bury French terror victims in the Holy Land

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Less than a week after the murder of four French Jews in a kosher grocery store by an Islamic terrorist in Paris, the bodies of Yoav Hattab, 21; Yohan Cohen, 22; Philippe Braham, 45; and Francois-Michel Saada, 63; were flown to Israel for burial.

The 12 biggest hypocrites marching for Charlie Hebdo in Paris

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The attack against French satirical cartoon Charlie Hebdo in Paris <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/at_least_12_dead_in_paris_after_attack_on_satirical_newspaper ">last Wednesday, in which 12 were murdered by Islamic extremists, was one of...

The Kardashians take Tel Aviv

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It's happening. Multiple sources confirm that the Kardashians — namely, eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian and her baby daddy, Scott Disick — have been looking...

Social justice group brings Birthright youth to South Tel Aviv

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One muggy afternoon in December, a tour bus carrying a football team’s worth of young Los Angeles Jews pulled up to a dirty curb in South Tel Aviv.

Can a cybersecurity center bloom in Israel’s Negev?

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On the far east edge of sprawling Beersheva, a determined weed of a city within Israel’s southern desert expanse, a new school of Zionists — defense techies — are building a live-work hub with an increasingly relevant focus: cybersecurity.

19th Knesset’s dying wish: Drive Africans from Israel

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One hour before the 19th Israeli Knesset, or parliament, dissolved forever on Dec. 8, its members made a last-ditch effort to save Holot, the “open” desert prison they created one year prior to detain undocumented Eritrean and Sudanese immigrants.

Gill Rosenberg, former IDF soldier, possibly captured by ISIS while fighting with Kurds

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Canadian national and former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Gill Rosenberg, 31, <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1665784/canadian-born-gill-rosenberg-joins-kurds-to-fight-isis-reports/ ">revealed to the Israeli media earlier this month that she had...

Can Israelis protect themselves from a new wave of low-tech terror?

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Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue.

In East Jerusalem, more Palestinian families brace for Israeli home demolitions

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The Al Shaludi building was the first to go. At 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, around 50 members of <a href="http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/l.a._native_father_of_infant_murdered_in_jerusalem_terror_attack_recovering ">terror suspect Abdel Rahman...

In Israel, no one’s backing down from a Third Intifada

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On the platform of the central bus stop and hitchhiking post for Gush Etzion, a Jewish settlement bloc that spills over Israel’s eastern border into Palestinian territory, wet sand was poured on Nov. 11 to cover a human-sized blood stain from the night before.

Israeli soldier stabbed outside Tel Aviv train station in ‘confirmed terrorist attack’

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Update, 7:30 a.m.: Just hours after the Tel Aviv stabbing, another Palestinian man reportedly <a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-stabbed-in-west-bank-in-possible-terror-attack/ ">killed a young woman and wounded two others in a...

Yehuda Glick shooting reignites holy war over Temple Mount

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Snaking around the top right corner of the 2,000-year-old Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City is a rickety wooden structure called the Mughrabi Bridge — an awkward tube of scaffolding that leads to the most contested holy site in the world.

An afternoon with the world’s first solar-powered ‘eTree’

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On the same quiet, green hill in northern Israel where environmentalist and forebanker Edmond James de Rothschild (of Rothschild Boulevard fame) is buried, the...

Hitler T-shirts ‘sell well’ at Montreal boutique

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According to photos snapped by an L.A. County native studying abroad in Canada, one popular Montreal boutique may be profiting off history's most notorious...
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