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Born as a Muslim - but killed as a Jew
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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In an unusual move, the Samaria Regional Council decided to "adopt" a soldier who fell during the War of Independence in 1948 and has no family to celebrate each year with his memory. Baruch Mizrahi,was a fighter of the Etzel, also known as the Irgun. who was born as a Muslim and converted to....
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Storming the Labor Party leadership
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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When the Labor Party postponed its leadership race from July 3 to one day later, the non-believable reason political correspondents were given was that American singer Britney Spears had a concert set for Yarkon Park that night and that Tel Aviv would be too crowded.
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Netanyahu’s muscular diplomacy
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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Lost amid this week’s brouhaha over the non-meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was the Holocaust Remembrance Day visit of Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. This was Kern’s first-ever visit to Israel, and capped events marking 60 years of....
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Israeli Firm That Fenced In Gaza Envisions A U.S.-Mexico Non-Wall
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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“Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to him,” Kellyanne Conway, the president’s counselor, said on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, adding that the plan’s funding would be left off a budget measure that must pass by Friday in order to avert a government shutdown.
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Swedish deputy PM equates Israeli and Palestinian incitement
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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Sweden’s deputy prime minister this week equated Israeli and Palestinian incitement, implying that schoolbooks from both sides demonize the other in equal measure. Isabella Lövin, who is also Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation, also defended the United Nations Relief and....
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