Many U.S. Jewish leaders are unnerved both by the new Iran nuclear agreement and the public falling out between President Barack Obama and his Israeli counterpart, developments that are creating a rift in the durable alliance between Jews and the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

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Jerusalem Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. The conviction could land Olmert five years in prison, in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year in a separate bribery conviction, all but ensuring the former premier will not return to politics for many years to come.

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Jerusalem Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. The conviction could land Olmert five years in prison, in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year in a separate bribery conviction, all but ensuring the former premier will not return to politics for many years to come. “His behavior constitutes a breach of trust which harms the public, harms morality, and harms the public’s trust, in how he behaved corruptly,” prosecutor Uri Korev said following the verdict

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Ten area arts and cultural organizations are receiving a total of $125,000 in “ignition grants,” funded by the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign with support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 236 Robinson Ave., Marrero, invites the public to its Black History Program March 1at 4 p.m

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For the past several weeks, a hostage situation has been unfolding in the Gaza Strip, but its not what you might expect: Two competing political factions are warring for control of the bureaucracy.

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Gaza public employees finally receive pay In the Gaza strip, public employees have finally been paid by the government after three months of waiting.

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After last Friday's attack on a Jewish market by an accomplice of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, France's Jewish community is increasingly nervous – and hopeful that the public will take a recent spike in anti-Semitism more seriously.

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After last Friday's attack on a Jewish market by an accomplice of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, France's Jewish community is increasingly nervous – and hopeful that the public will take a recent spike in anti-Semitism more seriously.

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In Line for Anne Frank preview Day in and day out, year after year, a long line can be found in front of a house on the Prinsengracht, a canal in Amsterdam. Visitors are drawn to this site…

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