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 2022-12-04 01:46 

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Russian-Israeli billionaire Mikhail Fridman reportedly arrested in UK...

Source close to Alfa Group businessman tells state-owned news agency that oligarch is suspected of violating sanctions imposed after Russian invaded UkraineSource close to Alfa Group businessman tells state-owned news agency that oligarch is suspected of ...

 2022-12-04 01:27 

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How a Catholic school amassed a treasure trove of Jewish artifacts from the Bronx...

Fordham University, a private Jesuit institution with a growing Jewish studies center, has been cataloging for 3 years the once-thriving Jewish community in its neighborhoodFordham University, a private Jesuit institution with a growing Jewish studies cen...

 2022-12-04 00:18 

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Lod man suspected of kidnapping Palestinian teens, holding them for 3 days...

Police say the minors, who were illegally in Israel, were locked in a bomb shelter without food or water until officers freed themPolice say the minors, who were illegally in Israel, were locked in a bomb shelter without food or water until officers freed...

 2022-12-03 23:27 

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Israel strikes 'main Hamas rocket factory' in Gaza after missile fire...

Israel says tunnel also hit as Gazans report attacks near Rafah and Khan Younis in southern Strip; fresh rocket alarms activated near Israel communities during retaliatory sortieIsrael says tunnel also hit as Gazans report attacks near Rafah and Khan Youn...

 2022-12-03 22:40 

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74 years after UN convention on genocides, world struggles to stop them occurring...

Despite commitment after Holocaust to prevent further genocides, they continue to take place -- in part due to misunderstanding about how they happen and how to prevent themDespite commitment after Holocaust to prevent further genocides, they continue to ...

 2022-12-03 22:19 

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Ex-state attorney: Netanyahu aims to defang courts due to his 'very bad' legal state...

Moshe Lador slams Likud leader for forming coalition with lawmakers pushing to neuter judicial authority, says he is doing it 'for one unequivocal reason'Moshe Lador slams Likud leader for forming coalition with lawmakers pushing to neuter judicia...

 2022-12-03 21:30 

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Likud on back foot as dozens of towns say won't let anti-LGBT MK dictate education...

Netanyahu said planning to tightly control Avi Maoz's programming after public outcry; Lapid launches hotline to help schools avoid far-rightist's 'dark, homophobic doctrine'Netanyahu said planning to tightly control Avi Maoz's program...

 2022-12-03 21:25 

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Indiana judge rules for Jewish, Muslim plaintiffs against abortion ban...

State residents argued ban would violate their religious rights on when they believe terminating pregnancy is acceptableState residents argued ban would violate their religious rights on when they believe terminating pregnancy is acceptable...

 2022-12-03 20:05 

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Netanyahu said to rap Ben Gvir: 'Needs to calm down, can't talk like opposition MK'...

Far-right incoming minister reportedly retorts PM-designate 'must understand he's head of a fully right-wing government'; in meeting, Ben Gvir said to shout at Likud chairFar-right incoming minister reportedly retorts PM-designate 'must un...

 2022-12-03 19:29 

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Canada sanctions Iran research, delivery firms over supply of drones to Russia...

Foreign Minister Melanie Joly says country 'will not stand idly by while the regime's human rights violations increase in scope and intensity'Foreign Minister Melanie Joly says country 'will not stand idly by while the regime's human r...

 2022-12-03 18:41 

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'Highway of ancient world': Part of an 1,800-year-old Roman road found in Galilee...

Antiquities Authority says it was paved during the reign of emperor Hadrian; excavation works also unearth pottery shards, metal vessels and coinsAntiquities Authority says it was paved during the reign of emperor Hadrian; excavation works also unearth po...

 2022-12-03 18:30 

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Rocket fired from Gaza lands in open field in south; first launch in a month...

Attack comes following threats by Islamic Jihad to retaliate over deaths of members in West Bank raidAttack comes following threats by Islamic Jihad to retaliate over deaths of members in West Bank raid...

 2022-12-03 17:54 

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Lapid launches hotline to oppose educational programming of far-right MK...

Outgoing PM urges parents to ensure 'liberal content' taught at schools instead of 'the dark, homophobic, nationalistic and violent doctrine' of Avi Maoz's Noam partyOutgoing PM urges parents to ensure 'liberal content' taught ...

 2022-12-03 16:42 

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IDF stops left-wing activists from touring Hebron as right holds rally against them...

Protestors from Im Tirzu shout 'shame' at members of Breaking the Silence; confrontations come week after much-publicized confrontation between activists and soldiersProtestors from Im Tirzu shout 'shame' at members of Breaking the Silence...

 2022-12-03 16:05 

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UN Mideast envoy 'horrified' by killing of Palestinian stabber who wounded officer...

Tor Wennesland sends 'heartfelt condolences' to family of Ammar Mifleh; Foreign Ministry spokesperson says envoy's statement a 'total distortion of reality'Tor Wennesland sends 'heartfelt condolences' to family of Ammar Mifleh;...

 2022-12-03 15:59 

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Amid deadly protests, Iran says mandatory hijab law under review...

Attorney-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri gives no indication on how legislation could be modifiedAttorney-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri gives no indication on how legislation could be modified...

 2022-12-03 15:58 

Times of Israel

US Jews battle 'mainstreaming' and normalization of antisemitism...

After Kanye West voices 'love' for Nazis and ex-president Trump dines with white supremacist, Biden says 'silence is complicity'After Kanye West voices 'love' for Nazis and ex-president Trump dines with white supremacist, Biden say...

 2022-12-03 13:07 

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Iran starts construction on $2 billion nuclear power plant Karoon, state media says...

300-megawatt site in oil-rich Khuzestan province, near western border with Iraq, will take eight years to build300-megawatt site in oil-rich Khuzestan province, near western border with Iraq, will take eight years to build...

 2022-12-03 12:05 

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Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to family that fled Holocaust...

Petschek family tried, but failed, to send handwritten manuscript abroad by mail in March 1939 during the Nazi occupation, drawing the attention of the GestapoPetschek family tried, but failed, to send handwritten manuscript abroad by mail in March 1939 d...

 2022-12-03 11:01 

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Rise in Iran's use of hired assassins in plots against dissidents, Israelis and Jews...

Washington Post says Tehran recruited Colombian jewel thieves in a Dubai prison to target Israelis in Bogota, hired a drug dealer for plan to kill Bernard-Henri Levy in ParisWashington Post says Tehran recruited Colombian jewel thieves in a Dubai prison t...

 2022-12-03 10:50 

Times of Israel

Ukrainian artists exhibit life as it is right now, at Eretz Israel Museum...

Curators Suzanne Landau and Svetlana Reingold created 'spontaneous'; exhibit in Tel Aviv, hoping to 'do something' to helpCurators Suzanne Landau and Svetlana Reingold created 'spontaneous'; exhibit in Tel Aviv, hoping to 'do som...

 2022-12-03 10:29 

Times of Israel

G7, EU agree Russia oil price cap to deny Moscow funds for Ukraine 'war machine'...

Limit will come into effect on Monday, along with European embargo on Russian crude oil; White House: 'Welcome news'; Putin threatens further strikes on Ukrainian infrastructureLimit will come into effect on Monday, along with European embargo on ...

 2022-12-03 09:28 

Times of Israel

Musk expects US regulators to allow testing of brain implant in people in 6 months...

Entrepreneur says Neuralink in the process of asking authorities to soon allow them to test the device linking brains to computers, but timeline is far from certainEntrepreneur says Neuralink in the process of asking authorities to soon allow them to test...

 2022-12-03 07:54 

Times of Israel

Hours before his wedding, man shot and seriously injured near southern town...

Shooting suspected to be revenge for murder of Lakiya woman in family feud; police open investigationShooting suspected to be revenge for murder of Lakiya woman in family feud; police open investigation...

 2022-12-03 07:13 

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A Black writer explores how Germany remembers its 'unthinkable' past...

Poet and journalist Clint Smith pens an insightful analysis on seeing Germany's commemoration of the Holocaust firsthand and how it impacts his conception of US penance for slaveryPoet and journalist Clint Smith pens an insightful analysis on seeing G...

 2022-12-03 07:06 

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Macron has 'clear and honest' talk with Musk on Twitter hate speech, user policies...

Days after EU warning on harmful content, French president says 'efforts have to be made' by platform; two also discussed 'future green industrial projects' at New Orleans meetingDays after EU warning on harmful content, French president s...

 2022-12-03 06:38 

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Unilever asks US judge to dismiss Ben & Jerry's lawsuit against West Bank sales...

Parent company says ice cream maker's 'insistence on taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict' is untenable, argues it has no authority to file lawsuitParent company says ice cream maker's 'insistence on taking sides in the Isr...

 2022-12-03 05:08 

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Artist Max Beckmann's self-portrait from Nazi exile breaks German auction record...

Expressionist masterpiece sells for $21 million in Berlin; Hitler's regime targeted painter as a 'degenerate' and removed his work from museumsExpressionist masterpiece sells for $21 million in Berlin; Hitler's regime targeted painter as a...

 2022-12-03 04:04 

Times of Israel

Slivovitz, a brandy with a Jewish history, gets UNESCO recognition...

Spirit made from plums is traditionally associated with Passover by many Ashkenazi JewsSpirit made from plums is traditionally associated with Passover by many Ashkenazi Jews...

 2022-12-03 03:35 

Times of Israel

Iran triples capacity for enriching uranium to 60%, near weapons grade, IAEA says...

International Atomic Energy Agency warns 'this has consequences' and calls for inspections as watchdog remains at odds with TehranInternational Atomic Energy Agency warns 'this has consequences' and calls for inspections as watchdog remain...

 2022-12-03 02:43 

Times of Israel

Switzerland beats Serbia in bad-tempered game to reach last 16 of World Cup...

Tensions from the Balkans seep onto the field during group stage match as flare-ups erupt between players and fans taunt opposing teamTensions from the Balkans seep onto the field during group stage match as flare-ups erupt between players and fans taunt ...

 2022-12-03 02:22 

Times of Israel

Deli tycoon Sy Ginsberg talks nosh-talgia and dishes on the future of deli in the US...

After starting at Detroit's iconic Lou's in 1960 at the age of 15, the Motown restaurateur's eponymous brand now distributes over 150,000 pounds of meat a week nationwideAfter starting at Detroit's iconic Lou's in 1960 at the age of 15...

 2022-12-03 01:47 

Times of Israel

Qatar reportedly pressures Hamas to keep Gaza quiet during World Cup...

Doha, a key supporter of the Strip, urges terror group to maintain calm with Israel through the end of the tournament, report saysDoha, a key supporter of the Strip, urges terror group to maintain calm with Israel through the end of the tournament, report...

 2022-12-03 00:36 

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Bahrain protesters chant 'death to Israel' ahead of Herzog visit...

Opposition activists in Gulf state carry signs calling president a 'criminal,' warning him to stay away ahead of Sunday arrivalOpposition activists in Gulf state carry signs calling president a 'criminal,' warning him to stay away ahead of...

 2022-12-02 23:29 

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Brazil wins World Cup group despite historic 1-0 loss to Cameroon...

Upset marks 1st time in tournament history an African nation defeats the Brazilians, who had not lost in group stage for 24 yearsUpset marks 1st time in tournament history an African nation defeats the Brazilians, who had not lost in group stage for 24 ye...

 2022-12-02 22:41 

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Lithuanian PM introduces bill to set aside $38m for Holocaust survivors, their heirs...

World Jewish Restitution Organization calls Ingrida imonyt's bill 'an important step to providing a measure of justice' amid country's checkered history reckoning with HolocaustWorld Jewish Restitution Organization calls Ingrida imonyt'...

 2022-12-02 21:53 

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Poll: 6 in 10 Israelis fear for democracy as Netanyahu finalizes hardline coalition...

Majority of Gantz voters would prefer National Unity to enter Likud-led coalition; majority of pro-Netanyahu camp backs Hebron soldier filmed accosting left-wing activistsMajority of Gantz voters would prefer National Unity to enter Likud-led coalition; m...

 2022-12-02 20:47 

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Tel Aviv mayor warns Israel heading toward a fascist theocracy...

Huldai says city will reject efforts to let homophobe MK dictate education policy despite right's election win; 'In all the fascist states, the leaders were chosen by the people'Huldai says city will reject efforts to let homophobe MK dictate ...

 2022-12-02 20:16 

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Ex-ADL chief Foxman: Israel will lose US Jews if Smotrich and Ben Gvir get their way...

'If Israel ceases to be an open democracy, I won't be able to support it, says veteran Jewish leader citing concerns with a range of new policies proposed by incoming government'If Israel ceases to be an open democracy, I won't be able to ...

 2022-12-02 19:28 

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Israeli found with bullet magazines in suitcase sentenced to 18 months in Thai jail...

Former Border Police officer Gal Shmuel Farjun says he left the bullets in his bag by accident; Foreign Ministry had hoped he'd only be deported rather than imprisonedFormer Border Police officer Gal Shmuel Farjun says he left the bullets in his bag b...

 2022-12-02 18:05 

Times of Israel

Taking aim at Trump, Biden says leaders must call out antisemitism, not platform it...

In first comments since Trump hosted Fuentes and Kanye, who later went on unhinged pro-Nazi rant on Infowars to say he liked Hitler, US president tweets against Holocaust denialIn first comments since Trump hosted Fuentes and Kanye, who later went on unhi...

 2022-12-02 17:49 

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In message to China, US unveiling new B-21 Raider stealth bomber...

Highly classified B-21 is first new American nuclear bomber aircraft in more than 30 years and was developed and built in just seven yearsHighly classified B-21 is first new American nuclear bomber aircraft in more than 30 years and was developed and buil...

 2022-12-02 17:05 

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Owing $1.5b to Sandy Hook families, Infowars host Alex Jones files for bankruptcy...

Conspiracy theorist, who just hosted Kanye for unhinged pro-Nazi rant on his show and long claimed mass shooting at elementary school was a hoax, files for Chapter 11 protectionConspiracy theorist, who just hosted Kanye for unhinged pro-Nazi rant on his s...

 2022-12-02 16:43 

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Palestinian teens order Haredi man to kiss their feet, post on TikTok, are arrested...

Judge extends remand of 14- and 16-year-olds charged with assault and issuing threats by an additional four days after incident in Jerusalem's Old CityJudge extends remand of 14- and 16-year-olds charged with assault and issuing threats by an addition...

 2022-12-02 16:11 

Times of Israel

New Smotrich powers likely to see settlements flourish, Palestinian building limited...

Under deal with Likud, Religious Zionism minister to oversee key Defense Ministry organizations responsible for enforcing regulations, daily life in the West BankUnder deal with Likud, Religious Zionism minister to oversee key Defense Ministry organizatio...

 2022-12-02 15:14 

Times of Israel

Border Police officer stabbed, wounded in West Bank; Palestinian attacker shot dead...

After stabbing, suspect tussles with officer and tries to grab his gun before being shot at close range, the 9th Palestinian to be killed in West Bank violence this weekAfter stabbing, suspect tussles with officer and tries to grab his gun before being sh...

 2022-12-02 14:50 

Times of Israel

Ukraine says bloody packages containing animals' eyes sent to some of its embassies...

Foreign Ministry says gruesome parcels sent to missions across Europe, days after an explosive device was sent to embassy in MadridForeign Ministry says gruesome parcels sent to missions across Europe, days after an explosive device was sent to embassy in...

 2022-12-02 14:18 

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Conservative Sunni women join in nationwide Iran protests...

'Whether with hijab, whether without it, onwards to revolution,' women clad in black, body-covering chadors chant in videos posted on Twitter'Whether with hijab, whether without it, onwards to revolution,' women clad in black, body-coverin...

 2022-12-02 13:19 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu: Lapid inciting rebellion among military officers, local authorities...

Likud leader assails outgoing PM for urging municipalities to fight educational dictates of homophobic MK, reportedly warning IDF general of far-right attempts 'to gain control'Likud leader assails outgoing PM for urging municipalities to fight ed...

 2022-12-02 12:34 

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Study predicts 48% jump in Israelis over 75 by 2030, straining healthcare system...

With elderly heavily reliant on medical care, more hospital beds and doctors are urgently needed 'and it's already late,' researcher saysWith elderly heavily reliant on medical care, more hospital beds and doctors are urgently needed 'and ...

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