Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a “gimmick”.

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has criticized a UN bid for statehood by the Palestinians, describing the move as an act of aggression.

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has criticized a UN bid for statehood by the Palestinians, describing the move as an “act of aggression.”

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Palestine UN bid ‘act of aggression’

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This week in history: Outrage follows Grant's order to expel Jews

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Alan Gross was imprisoned while trying to connect Cubas isolated Jewish community to the wider world.

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Gross release, diplomatic thaw signal new day for Cuban Jews

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty against a white supremacist from Missouri who was ruled competent Thursday to face trial on charges of killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

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It's a sign of the Islamic Republic's embrace of the country's much-diminished Jewish population

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WorldViews: Iran unveils a memorial honoring Jewish heroes

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It is the last word in Englishness, the soap opera to end all soap operas, everyones guilty pleasure. But Lord Julian Fellowes, the shows creator, had a surprise up his aristocratic sleeve for the latest season of Downton Abbey: a Jewish storyline.

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The Jewish side of Downton Abbey? Surprises await

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Gazans rally for ex-strongman as West Bank trial opens

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STRATFORD, Ont. – “Hamlet,” “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “The Sound of Music” are among the productions heading to the Stratford Festival next year.

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