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 2020-02-22 01:22 

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Unscripted 'Friends' reunion special to launch with HBO Max...

Entire cast to come together for a 'celebration of the beloved show' on new streaming service in MayEntire cast to come together for a 'celebration of the beloved show' on new streaming service in May...

 2020-02-22 00:38 

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Anti-Semitic 'Jew coup' media outlet TruNews banned from YouTube for hate speech...

Platform headed by pastor, conspiracy theorist said Jews want to kill 'millions of Christians,' has been accredited by White HousePlatform headed by pastor, conspiracy theorist said Jews want to kill 'millions of Christians,' has been accr...

 2020-02-22 00:26 

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Has J Street become US Jewry's Democratic kingmaker on Israel?...

Left-leaning group's founder and president Jeremy Ben-Ami talks with The Times of Israel about its prominent role in the crowded 2020 Democratic primaryLeft-leaning group's founder and president Jeremy Ben-Ami talks with The Times of Israel about ...

 2020-02-21 23:42 

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Auschwitz museum demands Amazon drop 'Nazi propaganda' books...

Holocaust memorial organization condemns Jeff Bezos, online marketplace for selling World War II-era anti-Semitic children's books in German, EnglishHolocaust memorial organization condemns Jeff Bezos, online marketplace for selling World War II-era a...

 2020-02-21 23:05 

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Sanders blasts Russia amid reports Moscow helping his campaign...

Democratic presidential hopeful tells Russians to 'stay out of American elections' as Trump pushes back against reports Putin trying to help him winDemocratic presidential hopeful tells Russians to 'stay out of American elections' as Trump...

 2020-02-21 22:42 

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Bloomberg says 3 women who filed suits against him can be released from NDAs...

Following scrutiny, attacks by rival Elizabeth Warren, former NYC mayor says his company will no longer use nondisclosure agreements 'to resolve claims of sexual harassment'Following scrutiny, attacks by rival Elizabeth Warren, former NYC mayor sa...

 2020-02-21 21:30 

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Gantz: Criminal investigation into former firm has 'political aroma'...

Blue and White chief questions timing of decision to probe company he once led, shortly before the elections; though not named as suspect, police said weighing phone searchBlue and White chief questions timing of decision to probe company he once led, sho...

 2020-02-21 21:02 

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Weinstein jury appears deadlocked on 2 most serious counts, unanimous on others...

Jurors ask judge if it's permissible for them to be hung on charges of predatory sexual assault with unanimous verdict on other counts; they're told to keep deliberatingJurors ask judge if it's permissible for them to be hung on charges of pre...

 2020-02-21 20:43 

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IDF bulldozer filmed clearing stones at 'high-speed' during West Bank clashes...

9-year-old Palestinian boy, photojournalist reported hurt in 'irregular' incident; military says footage was sped up, vehicle pelted by rocks9-year-old Palestinian boy, photojournalist reported hurt in 'irregular' incident; military says f...

 2020-02-21 20:16 

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Belgian carnival organizers reject Israel's call to cancel anti-Semitic parade...

Last year's event in Aalst featured a float depicting Jewish stereotypes standing over bags of money, leading UNESCO to drop festival as heritage eventLast year's event in Aalst featured a float depicting Jewish stereotypes standing over bags of m...

 2020-02-21 20:16 

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Lawsuit alleges Gett's 'Kosher' taxi option discriminates against Arab drivers...

Israeli TV airs hidden camera footage of representative for ride-hailing app saying its 'Mehadrin' service 'isn't for the religious, it's for people who don't want an Arab driver'Israeli TV airs hidden camera footage of represe...

 2020-02-21 19:33 

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Murder or mitzvah? 'Hunters' grapples with the morality of Jews killing Nazis...

Actors say they are looking forward to having viewers join them in grappling with ethical puzzle of revenge for the HolocaustActors say they are looking forward to having viewers join them in grappling with ethical puzzle of revenge for the Holocaust...

 2020-02-21 19:06 

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The real stories behind 'Hunters,' Al Pacino's new Nazi-hunting Amazon series...

The show boasts an aesthetic that's more comic book than history book, but its stories and plotlines are based on many true eventsThe show boasts an aesthetic that's more comic book than history book, but its stories and plotlines are based on man...

 2020-02-21 18:33 

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France, Germany slam plan to build, expand East Jerusalem neighborhoods...

European nations condemn Netanyahu's announcement of approval for 3,000 homes for Jews in project that would cut off Palestinian areas in capital from West BankEuropean nations condemn Netanyahu's announcement of approval for 3,000 homes for Jews ...

 2020-02-21 17:34 

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Gantz says if he were PM, he'd step down if indicted...

Blue and White chief's vow comes after criminal probe opened into firm he once headed, although AG indicates he's not a suspect; also promises to push for term limits for PMsBlue and White chief's vow comes after criminal probe opened into fir...

 2020-02-21 17:15 

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UK Labour No. 2 under fire for comparing WikiLeaks' Assange to Dreyfus...

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell doubles down after criticism for claiming hacker 'persecuted for political reasons' in a manner similar to anti-Semitic 1894 show trial in FranceShadow Chancellor John McDonnell doubles down after criticism for cla...

 2020-02-21 17:04 

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Sy Sperling, Hair Club for Men president 'and also a client,' dies at 78...

Tycoon sold business for $45 million in 2000; along with his wife, left a portion of his estate to Jewish anti-hunger group MAZONTycoon sold business for $45 million in 2000; along with his wife, left a portion of his estate to Jewish anti-hunger group MA...

 2020-02-21 16:14 

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Iran reports 2 more coronavirus deaths as Lebanon confirms first infection...

Fatalities among 13 new cases of virus in the Islamic Republic; Iranian health ministry says all of them were from Qom or visited the city; woman in Beirut had also been thereFatalities among 13 new cases of virus in the Islamic Republic; Iranian health m...

 2020-02-21 15:59 

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Global watchdog puts tighter measures on blacklisted Iran over terror financing...

Head of Iran's central bank says Financial Action Task Force's decision was based on the 'enmity' of the US and Israel toward TehranHead of Iran's central bank says Financial Action Task Force's decision was based on the 'enmit...

 2020-02-21 15:47 

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AG asks High Court to halt work of panel probing internal police investigations...

Mandelblit argues establishing committee just before elections raises concerns it's for 'outside considerations'; top prosecutor dismisses claim he said AG slowed Gantz firm probeMandelblit argues establishing committee just before elections r...

 2020-02-21 15:24 

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After riot, Ukraine minister to join China virus evacuees in bid to ease panic...

Health minister to stay with people who had been in and around Wuhan, including Israeli, quarantined in village near Kharkiv, after locals clash with police, throw stones at busesHealth minister to stay with people who had been in and around Wuhan, includ...

 2020-02-21 14:38 

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UK Islamic State supporter pleads guilty to St. Paul's Cathedral bomb plot...

Safiyya Amira Shaikh admits to preparing terrorist acts after saying she wanted to target London church or 'historical' site on Christmas or Easter to 'kill more'Safiyya Amira Shaikh admits to preparing terrorist acts after saying she want...

 2020-02-21 14:29 

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How a 19th century progressive Jewish scientist's ideas beat out racist eugenics...

National Jewish Book Award-winner Charles King's 'Gods of the Upper Air' tells how a cohort of women scholars helped Franz Boaz give birth to the field of anthropologyNational Jewish Book Award-winner Charles King's 'Gods of the Upper ...

 2020-02-21 13:43 

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US Jewish computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' dies aged 74...

In 1970s, Larry Tesler invented concepts that made computers more user-friendly and are now used in everyday workIn 1970s, Larry Tesler invented concepts that made computers more user-friendly and are now used in everyday work...

 2020-02-21 13:25 

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Home of witness who testified against Eliezer Berland vandalized...

Police arrest suspect in attack on house as sex offender rabbi faces allegations of mass fraud by promising miracle cures to terminally ill patientsPolice arrest suspect in attack on house as sex offender rabbi faces allegations of mass fraud by promising...

 2020-02-21 13:25 

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New video shows details from fatal shootout at kosher US deli...

Gunshots can be heard in body camera footage from December 10 attack in Jersey City; officer heard saying shooter is 'down,' then says he's 'still moving'Gunshots can be heard in body camera footage from December 10 attack in Jersey Ci...

 2020-02-21 13:05 

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LISTEN: Founders of the Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations talk race and equality...

Episode #24: US congressional reps get down to brass tacks on race relations * What's up with Israel's 3rd election on March 2? * Israel's bid for more international studentsEpisode #24: US congressional reps get down to brass tacks on race re...

 2020-02-21 13:04 

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Court okays police search of Netanyahu aides' phones in witness harassment case...

Tel Aviv District Court overturns lower court's ruling, approves search of four devices; attorneys for officials say they will appeal to Supreme CourtTel Aviv District Court overturns lower court's ruling, approves search of four devices; attorney...

 2020-02-21 12:31 

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Germany says security threat from far-right extremism, anti-Semitism 'very high'...

Interior minister says police presence will be raised across the country alongside increased surveillance at sensitive locations to counter dangerInterior minister says police presence will be raised across the country alongside increased surveillance at ...

 2020-02-21 11:46 

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Abandon ship: 7 things to know for February 21...

Israelis who had been stuck on quarantined ship return to Israel for another quarantine; at least one is found to be carrying the virus, marking the country's first confirmed caseIsraelis who had been stuck on quarantined ship return to Israel for ano...

 2020-02-21 11:20 

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Israel confirms first coronavirus case as cruise ship returnee diagnosed...

One of 11 Israelis who arrived in the morning after quarantine aboard Diamond Princess ship tests positive, after entering 14-day isolation at Sheba Medical CenterOne of 11 Israelis who arrived in the morning after quarantine aboard Diamond Princess ship ...

 2020-02-21 11:04 

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Gaza balloon carrying RPG warhead lands near Ashkelon home...

Police sappers called to defuse object in southern city; none hurt in incidentPolice sappers called to defuse object in southern city; none hurt in incident...

 2020-02-21 10:38 

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Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on...

Jury looks at emails Hollywood mogul sent to Israeli spy agency in 2017, seeking dirt on actress who says he raped her in 1990sJury looks at emails Hollywood mogul sent to Israeli spy agency in 2017, seeking dirt on actress who says he raped her in 1990s...

 2020-02-21 10:31 

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In vigils across Germany after shooting, calls of 'Never again' and 'Nazis out'...

Thousands rally in cities throughout country amid shock over far-right attack in Hanau that claimed lives of nine peopleThousands rally in cities throughout country amid shock over far-right attack in Hanau that claimed lives of nine people...

 2020-02-21 09:26 

Times of Israel

Switching gears, German authorities focus on alarmingly organized far right...

Critics say government concentrated solely on Islamists for too long as investigations reveal that extremist groups recruit members of security forces who are armed and trainedCritics say government concentrated solely on Islamists for too long as investi...

 2020-02-21 09:11 

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Woman tries to stab passers-by in suspected Jerusalem terror incident...

One man suffers very mild injuries in attack at Armon Hanatziv promenade; assailant is arrested, taken for questioningOne man suffers very mild injuries in attack at Armon Hanatziv promenade; assailant is arrested, taken for questioning...

 2020-02-21 09:04 

Times of Israel

Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting...

After poor debate dims his aura in US Democratic primaries, billionaire tells campaign rally he's not going away, adviser says 'he was just warming up'After poor debate dims his aura in US Democratic primaries, billionaire tells campaign rally...

 2020-02-21 08:56 

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Many accused Jewish pedophiles in US flee to Israel — report...

Jewish Community Watch research cited by CBS says more than 60 people accused of child sex abuse have escaped to Jewish state since 2014Jewish Community Watch research cited by CBS says more than 60 people accused of child sex abuse have escaped to Jewish...

 2020-02-21 08:52 

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Bennett seeks to stop Palestinian construction in Area B south of Nablus...

Minister opposes work underway near settlements, citing security threat to Jewish residents; High Court currently reviewing the matterMinister opposes work underway near settlements, citing security threat to Jewish residents; High Court currently reviewi...

 2020-02-21 07:53 

Times of Israel

Voting underway in Iran parliamentary election amid rising public apathy...

Conservatives set to dominate vote, after thousands of candidates banned; experts expect low turnout amid internal and diplomatic crisesConservatives set to dominate vote, after thousands of candidates banned; experts expect low turnout amid internal and ...

 2020-02-21 07:40 

Times of Israel

Why the Palestinian case at The Hague took a big hit this past week...

Backing Israel's position against pending war crimes probe, 7 countries say Palestine is not a state that can transfer jurisdiction to the ICC. Not a single one argues the oppositeBacking Israel's position against pending war crimes probe, 7 count...

 2020-02-21 07:18 

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Right-wing pundit reads out gagged Harpaz affair transcripts at Likud gathering...

Boaz Golan expected to face criminal action for ignoring court order, as Netanyahu supporters seek to bring 2010 scandal back into limelightBoaz Golan expected to face criminal action for ignoring court order, as Netanyahu supporters seek to bring 2010 sc...

 2020-02-21 06:48 

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Officials in prosecution, law enforcement slam probe of Gantz's former company...

Speaking to Hebrew media outlets, unnamed sources accuse new acting state attorney Dan Eldad of being a 'Trojan horse' and a Likud lackey. 'We've become Turkey,' says oneSpeaking to Hebrew media outlets, unnamed sources accuse new acti...

 2020-02-21 05:35 

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US 'troubled' over report Iranians want to raze tomb of Purim heroes...

Militant student group in Hamadan proposes turning tomb of Mordechai and Esther into Palestinian consulate in response to Trump plan; local official says site protectedMilitant student group in Hamadan proposes turning tomb of Mordechai and Esther into Pa...

 2020-02-21 03:41 

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Trump accused of choosing loyalty over experience in spy czar pick...

Richard Grenell will temporarily head US intelligence apparatus, despite no experience in the field; White House defends decision as Democrats accuse him of endangering countryRichard Grenell will temporarily head US intelligence apparatus, despite no exp...

 2020-02-21 03:10 

Times of Israel

China says spread of deadly coronavirus slowing; death toll climbs...

Questions raised over Beijing's indecision regarding how to count new cases, which experts say can harm understanding of diseaseQuestions raised over Beijing's indecision regarding how to count new cases, which experts say can harm understanding o...

 2020-02-21 02:15 

Times of Israel

Passengers from virus-hit ship land in Israel, whisked to fresh quarantine...

Group of 11 Israelis let off Diamond Princess to be isolated for 2 weeks at Sheba Medical Center, as US and Australia report new cases from those who previously disembarkedGroup of 11 Israelis let off Diamond Princess to be isolated for 2 weeks at Sheba M...

 2020-02-21 01:37 

Times of Israel

Two Jewish House members endorse Bloomberg after debate shellacking...

Democratic representatives Lowey and Gottheimer back billionaire candidate after he takes a beating from rivals, signalling still strong support within party apparatusDemocratic representatives Lowey and Gottheimer back billionaire candidate after he take...

 2020-02-21 00:50 

Times of Israel

Intel officials say Russia interfering to boost Trump campaign — report...

New York Times says president berated outgoing intelligence chief for briefing lawmakers, including Democrats, on concerns regarding repeat meddling operationNew York Times says president berated outgoing intelligence chief for briefing lawmakers, includi...

 2020-02-20 23:52 

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White supremacists increasingly collaborating across borders, experts say...

Extremists forming alliances, working together, inspiring each other in growing international movement similar to jihadism; many blame Jews for facilitating immigrationExtremists forming alliances, working together, inspiring each other in growing interna...

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