Netanyahu surprised analysts and observers of Israeli affairs by winning (or sweeping, as they say in the Hebrew state) 30 seats in the Knesset. His was not just a victory over the Likuds traditional foe, the Labour Party, led by Isaac Herzog and the centre-left alliance. It was also a victory over the right wing and racist ultra-religious conservative parties, with respect to which he can now negotiate from a position of strength

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Israels Arab List steps up


TIME Entertainment Jewish Group Objects to Lena Dunhams Dog or Jewish Boyfriend Story Bauer-GriffinGVK/Getty Images Lena Dunham seen at JFK on March 15, 2015 in New York City. But the New Yorker says the Anti-Defamation League is “howling in the wrong direction” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says a humor piece written by Lena Dunham for The New Yorker is offensive and insensitive about anti-Semitic stereotypes. The story, Dog or Jewish Boyfriend

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Jewish Group Objects to Lena Dunhams Dog or Jewish Boyfriend Story

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Mar 27 2015 / 2:06 am Dozens of Palestinian civil servants protested Thursday in front of the governments headquarters in the Gaza Strip demanding paychecks they have not received for several months, as Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah finished a rare visit to the coastal enclave. Prime Minister Hamdallah pledged that Palestinian factions would work fast to find solutions to issues facing Gaza on Thursday, on the second day of what is only his second visit to Gaza since the formation of a national unity government between Fatah and Hamas in June.

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Unity Govt Meets in Gaza Amid Public Employee Protests

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JERUSALEM After a dozen reports by human rights groups charging that Israel had committed war crimes during its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip last summer, Amnesty International on Thursday focused on the Islamist militant group Hamas and other armed factions in Gaza, which fired thousands of rockets at civilian population centers in Israel during the 50-day war.

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WorldViews: Amnesty International says Hamas committed war crimes, too


Jewish History Blog Wandering Jews The Hasidic Movement ignited Jewish masses in remote communities with love of Judaism, but the movement had its roots in an earlier era of wandering Jews. In the early 1700s there existed in Eastern Europe groups of people called Penitents, pious who went from city to city in the hopes of spreading their piety

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Jewish History Blog Wandering Jews The Hasidic Movement ignited Jewish masses in remote communities with love of Judaism, but the movement had its roots in an earlier era of wandering Jews. In the early 1700s there existed in Eastern Europe groups of people called Penitents, pious who went from city to city in the hopes of spreading their piety. They were people who felt they had to do public penance for sins they had committed.

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By TOM GIAMBRONI Staff Writer EAST PALESTINE Village Council met this week in closed session about the couple upset because the village never provided municipal water and sewer service to their property following its annexation from Unity Township.

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Palestine water dispute persists


MEET THE SISTER ANNE FRANK HARDLY KNEW IN “ANNE FRANK: BEYOND THE DIARY” PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT 10/9c ON AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL – Eva Schloss, Auschwitz Survivor and Childhood Friend of Anne Frank, Later Became Stepdaughter to Otto Frank – – One-Hour Documentary Premieres During U.S. Holocaust Week of Remembrance, Around the 70th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s Death – On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday and, over the next two years, created one of the most well-known works of literature the world has ever seen

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MEET THE SISTER ANNE FRANK HARDLY KNEW IN “ANNE FRANK: BEYOND THE DIARY” PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT 10/9c ON AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL – Eva Schloss, Auschwitz Survivor and Childhood Friend of Anne Frank, Later Became Stepdaughter to Otto Frank – – One-Hour Documentary Premieres During U.S. Holocaust Week of Remembrance, Around the 70th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s Death – On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday and, over the next two years, created one of the most well-known works of literature the world has ever seen. Around the 70th anniversary of her death and the end of the World War II, ANNE FRANK: BEYOND THE DIARY sheds light on Anne’s life and wartime experience through the incredible first-person story of the stepsister she hardly knew.

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Never in a million years did I think I would become more connected with my Judaism. I came from a household of Russian/Ukrainian parents where religion was almost non-existent because of the restrictions on Jews in the former Soviet Union.

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Loyolas Hillel ignites students passion for Judaism