KINGSTON — Volunteers at Temple B’nai B’rith cooked up a storm on Sunday morning to celebrate Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights. To honor the upcoming holiday, which begins Tuesday at sundown, Rabbi Roger Lerner along with several parents coo

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Vowing to destroy Israel, Hamas paraded some 2,000 of its armed fighters and truck-mounted rockets through Gaza on Sunday, marking its 27th anniversary with its biggest show of force since the end of the Gaza war this summer. A ceasefire in August halted 50 days of fighting with Israel in which local health officials said more than 2,100 Palestinians, most …

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Hamas holds Gaza military parade, vows Israel's destruction

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinian government blamed Israel on Thursday for the sudden death of a Cabinet minister, citing preliminary autopsy results disputed by Israeli pathologists that he died from a blow during a confrontation with Israeli troops. The contradictory interpretations of a joint autopsy on the minister, Ziad Abu Ain, threatened to further inflame tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, amid demands from an angry Palestinian public to halt security cooperation with Israeli forces in the West Bank.

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Dispute over what killed Palestinian official

TURMUS AYA, West Bank (AP) A Palestinian Cabinet member died Wednesday shortly after he and other protesters scuffled with Israeli troops near a West Bank village. The forces also fired tear gas close to the demonstrators, witnesses said. During the scuffle, a member of Israel’s security forces held Ziad Abu Ain, 55, by the neck.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is far from over and warned Palestinian citizens to immediately leave the enclave.

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Israeli Prime Minister Warns Gaza Operation May Last Past Start of School Year

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will stagger the purchase of its second batch of 31 U.S.-made F-35 fighter jets over the next three years, an Israeli defense official said on Sunday after budget wrangling among Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's top cabinet colleagues.

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Israel to stagger purchase of second F-35 batch

An Israeli-born German doctor on Sunday took over as leader of Germany's Jewish community, saying it was part of German society and aimed to help shape life in the country.

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New face at helm of Germany's Jewish community

The head of the Palestinian Football Association on Sunday called for FIFA to suspend Israel over a raid on the body's offices which also drew a strong response from Asian soccer authorities.

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Palestine boss urges FIFA to bar Israel over raid

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Israel on Sunday marked the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Jews from Arab countries after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

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Israel remembers plight of Jews who fled Arab world

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