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Ambassador spoils shul audience with US debate

By Josh Jackman, May 19, 2016

The American ambassador to Britain has attempted to soothe the Jewish community's fears about his country's relationship with Israel and the upcoming presidential election.

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New York Shomrim accused of ‘shutting down’ witnesses over gay beating

By Josh Jackman, May 19, 2016

Three strictly Orthodox men accused of attacking a gay black man - leaving him blind in one eye - will avoid prison time, according to reports.

Taj Patterson, 25, was allegedly assaulted by three members of the New York Satmar community while walking down a street in Brooklyn, in December 2013.

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Out of control? The truth about hate at US universities

By Dan Friedman, April 14, 2016

Anyone outside the US reading about Jewish American campus life will have come across a stream of troubling stories of late.

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Wrong to blame Israel for failure to make peace, says Clinton

By Josh Jackman, April 12, 2016

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said it is “not accurate or fair or useful” to blame Israel for the lack of a peace deal with the Palestinians.

She also called her commitment to Israel “personal” and took a shot at her potential rival for the presidency, Republican candidate Donald Trump, for his changing positions on the Jewish state.

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Sanders under fire for saying 10,000 Palestinians killed in 2014 Gaza war

By Josh Jackman, April 7, 2016

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been criticised for saying that more than 10,000 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 2014 Gaza conflict.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry estimated that 761 civilians died during the hostilities, while the Gaza Health Ministry put the number at 1,617.

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Israeli company hacks San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone

By Josh Jackman, March 29, 2016

An Israeli company has succeeded in helping the FBI to hack the phone of a terrorist who carried out a deadly mass shooting in California last year.

Terrorist couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured 22 before being shot dead during the attack on a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party in December.

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FBI ‘working with Israeli forensics firm’ to crack San Bernardino iPhone

By Josh Jackman, March 23, 2016

An Israeli company is reportedly helping the FBI to hack the phone of a terrorist who carried out a mass shooting in California last year.

Terrorist couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured 22 in the attack on a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party in December.

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Trump warns about ‘people from the Middle East’ after Brussels attack

By Josh Jackman, March 22, 2016

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the US should be “extremely careful about people from the Middle East coming into our country” after the terrorist attacks in Brussels by Daesh.

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There is no political will for a two-state solution, Biden tells Aipac

By Josh Jackman, March 21, 2016

US Vice-President Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC yesterday that “no political will exists among Israelis or Palestinians” to find a peaceful solution to ongoing hostilities.

Addressing more than 18,000 people at the event, the vice-president also condemned Israeli settlement policies.

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Donald Trump is more than my boss, he is a patriarch

By Sandy Rashty, March 17, 2016

Michael Cohen doesn’t sleep much. As Donald Trump’s right-hand man, there’s no time to do so at the moment.

In his own words, as Trump’s Special Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organisation, he handles “everything” that personally affects the Republican candidate, who is currently the frontrunner for the US presidency.

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