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Death order for Kansas white supremacist killer

November 12, 2015

A white supremacist who fatally shot three people outside two Jewish sites in Kansas last year has been sentenced to death.

Frazier Glenn Miller, a 74-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader, went on a shooting rampage in April 2014 in front of two different Jewish community buildings in Overland Park.

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How liberal are US Jews? Very, says poll

By Simon Rocker, November 12, 2015

American Jews remain strongly liberal in their political and social views, a new study has confirmed.

While 43 per cent of Christians vote Republican and 40 per cent Democrat, the figure for religiously identifying Jews is 64 per cent Democrat and 26 per cent Republican, according to the Pew Centre's 2014 survey of the American religious landscape.

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Donald Trump praises Israel's separation barrier

By Josh Jackman, November 11, 2015

Donald Trump has called Israel’s separation barrier a success while discussing his plan to erect a wall across the US-Mexico border.

Speaking at the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday, the billionaire frontrunner once again outlined his plan to repatriate all 11 million undocumented Mexican immigrants.

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Looking for best arguments to defend Israel? There’s an app for that

By Josh Jackman, November 9, 2015

A former Nasa engineer has created the first Israel advocacy app, with the aim of promoting the Jewish State outside its usual circles of support.

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America's Orthodox authority bans female rabbis - and that's official

By Simon Rocker, November 5, 2015

The battle over Orthodox women rabbis has intensified in the United States over the past week after the traditionalist rabbinate stepped up its opposition.

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New, improved test for Ashkenazi genetic diseases

By Josh Jackman, November 2, 2015

A new method to identify Ashkenazi disease carriers will be significantly more effective than traditional tests, a US genetics company has announced.

Good Start Genetics (GSG), a Massachusetts-based biotechnology firm, said that the new technique was 30 per cent more successful than established methods.

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Video game helps children engage with the story of Jonah

By Josh Jackman, September 21, 2015

Yom Kippur is not usually a time for fun and games, but one app is going against the trend - in the name of education, of course.

American non-profit company G-dcast has created Jonah Run, an app which teaches children the High Holy Day story of a rebellious prophet through an infinite runner game.

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Ann Coulter in Twitter tirade over Republicans’ pitch to Jews

By Josh Jackman, September 17, 2015

A prominent American political commentator has accused the Republican presidential candidates of pandering to Jews.

During last night’s televised debate between the 11 main candidates for the 2016 election, Ann Coulter, a conservative pundit and author, tweeted to her 660,000 followers: “How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”

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Kansas killer faces death

By JC Reporter, September 10, 2015

A jury has recommended the death penalty for a white supremacist who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites last year in Overland Park, Kansas.

The man, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr, 74, had told jurors that he did not care what sentence was handed down. The judge in the trial will decide whether to follow the jury's recommendation. Kansas has not executed a death row inmate in decades.

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Royal snub signals US disarray on Iran

May 14, 2015

Last Saturday, White House officials were boasting about the significance of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud's presence at a summit of Gulf leaders at Camp David, Maryland.

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